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
Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
PSYC 38201Child PsychopathologyTTH8:00AM9:40AMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus
PSYC 48102Introduction to PsychotherapyTTH10:00AM11:40AMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus
PSYC 491F03Research in Clinical PsycTTH1:15PM2:55PMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus

Sandberg, D.A., Valdez, C.E., Engle, J.L., & Menghrajani, E. (2016).  Attachment anxiety as a risk factor for subsequent intimate partner violence victimization: A six-month prospective study among college women.   Journal of Interpersonal Violence, XX, 1-18.

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 & Victims, 27, 229-245.

Sandberg, D. (2010).  Adult attachment as a predictor of posttraumatic stress and dissociation.  Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 11, 293-307. 

Sandberg, D., Suess, E., & 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, 33-49.

Sandberg, D., McNiel, D., & Binder, R.  (2002).  Stalking, threatening, and harassing behavior by psychiatric patients toward clinicians.  American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 30, 221-229.

Sandberg, D., Lynn, S. J., & Matorin, A. (2001).  Information processing of an acquaintance rape scenario among high-and low-dissociating college women.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 13, 585-603.

Suldo, S., & Sandberg, D. (2000).  Relationship between attachment styles and eating disorder symptomatology among college women.  Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 15, 59-73. 

Sandberg, D., Matorin, A., & Lynn, S.  (1999).  Dissociation, posttraumatic symptomatology, and sexual revictimization: A prospective examination of mediator and moderator effects.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12, 127-138.

McNiel, D., Sandberg, D., & Binder, R. (1999).  The relationship between confidence and accuracy in clinical assessment of psychiatric patients’ potential for violence.  Law and Human Behavior, 23, 655-669.   

Sandberg, D., McNiel, D., & Binder, R. (1998).  Characteristics of psychiatric inpatients who stalk, threaten, or harass hospital staff after discharge.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 1102-1105.

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

Binder, R., McNiel, D., & Sandberg, D. (1998).  A naturalistic study of clinical use of risperidone.  Psychiatric Services, 49, 524-526.

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).  Amityville, NY:  Baywood Press.

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., 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).  New York: Guilford Press.        

Sandberg, D., & Lynn, S. (1992).  Dissociative experiences, psychopathology and adjustment, and child and adolescent maltreatment in female college students.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 101, 717-723.