David A. Sandberg, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

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David  A.  Sandberg, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

Dr. Sandberg is a Clinical Psychologist.  In addition to his full-time academic appointment in our Department, he has a part-time private practice.  Dr. Sandberg's research and clinical interests are in psychological trauma, posttraumatic stress, attachment theory, object-relations theory, and psychoanalytic therapy.

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Fellowship, Children's Health Council/Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Albany Psychology Internship Consortium, Albany, New York
  • 1995, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Ohio University
  • 1989, B.A. in Psychology, University of Minnesota
Spring Semester 2024
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
PSYC 38201Child PsychopathologyTTH8:00AM9:40AMSC-S205Hayward Campus
PSYC 48101Introduction to PsychotherapyTTH10:00AM11:40AMSC-N221Hayward Campus
PSYC 49014Independent StudyARRARRHayward Campus
PSYC 49016Independent StudyARRARRHayward Campus
PSYC 491F01Research in Clinical PsycTTH1:15PM2:55PMSC-S223Hayward Campus


Sandberg, D. A., & Refrea, V. (2022). Adult attachment as a mediator of the link between interpersonal trauma and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11 complex posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among college men and women. Journal of Interpersonal Violencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211072168

Sandberg, D. A., Valdez, C. E., Engle, J. L., & Menghrajani, E. (2016/2019). Attachment anxiety as a risk factor for subsequent intimate partner violence victimization: A 6-month prospective study among college women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(7), 1410–1427. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260516651314

Valdez, C. E., Lilly, M. M., & Sandberg, D. A. (2012). Gender differences in attitudinal acceptance of intimate partner violence perpetration under attachment-relevant contexts. Violence and Victims, 27(2), 229–245. https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.27.2.229

Sandberg, D. A. (2010). Adult attachment as a predictor of posttraumatic stress and dissociation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 11(3), 293–307. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299731003780937

Sandberg, D. A., Suess, E. A., & Heaton, J. L. (2010). Attachment anxiety as a mediator of the relationship between interpersonal trauma and posttraumatic symptomatology among college women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(1), 33–49. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260508329126

Sandberg, D. A., Lynn, S. J., & Matorin, A. I. (2001). Information processing of an acquaintance rape scenario among high- and low-dissociating college women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14(3), 585–603. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1011168808683

Suldo, S. M., & Sandberg, D. A. (2000). Relationship between attachment styles and eating disorder symptomatology among college women. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 15(1), 59–73. https://doi.org/10.1300/J035v15n01_07

Sandberg, D. A., Matorin, A. I., & Lynn, S. J. (1999). Dissociation, posttraumatic symptomatology and sexual revictimization: A prospective examination of mediator and moderator effects. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12(1), 127–138. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024702501224

McNiel, D. E., Sandberg, D. A., & Binder, R. L. (1998). The relationship between confidence and accuracy in clinical assessment of psychiatric patients’ potential for violence. Law and Human Behavior, 22(6), 655–669. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1025754706716

Uncapher, H., & Sandberg, D. A. (1998). Using the Geriatric Depression Scale to detect suicidal ideation in inpatient older adults. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 4(4), 349–358.

Sandberg, D. A., McNiel, D. E., & Binder, R. L. (1998). Characteristics of psychiatric inpatients who stalk, threaten, or harass hospital staff after discharge. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 155(8), 1102–1105. https://doi.org/10.1176/ajp.155.8.1102

Binder, R. L., McNeil, D. E., & Sandberg, D. A. (1998). A naturalistic study of clinical use of risperidone. Psychiatric Services, 49(4), 524–526. https://doi.org/10.1176/ps.49.4.524

Rhue, J., Lynn, S., & Sandberg, D. (1995).  Dissociation, imagination and fantasy in childhood:  A comparison of physically, sexually, and non-abused children.  Contemporary Hypnosis, 12, 131-136.

Sandberg, D. A., & Lynn, S. J. (1992). Dissociative experiences, psychopathology and adjustment, and child and adolescent maltreatment in female college students. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101(4), 717–723. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.101.4.717


Lynn, S., Neufeld, V., Green, J., Sandberg, D., & Rhue, J.  (1996).  Daydreaming, fantasy, and psychopathology.  In R. Kunzendorf, N. Spanos, and B. Wallace (Eds.) Hypnosis and Imagination (pp. 67-98).  Baywood Press.

Sandberg, D., Lynn, S., & Green, J. (1994).  Sexual abuse and revictimization: Mastery, dysfunctional learning, and dissociation.  In S. Lynn and J. Rhue (Eds.), Dissociation:  Clinical and theoretical perspectives (pp. 242-267).  Guilford Press.  https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1994-98908-012