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Shareen Holly

​​​Adjunct Assistant Professor

Degrees

  • Ph.D., School/ Applied Child Psychology, McGill University
  • M.A., Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Ottawa

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100)
  • Child Psychology (PSY 312)

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the development and trajectory of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents and young adults. I am particularly interested in how our social environments might play a role in the spread of NSSI among youth, and how this behavior may come to serve as a coping strategy for individuals who are struggling with emotion regulation, problem-solving, and/or social relationships.  

Clinical Interests

Clinically, my interests are focused on conducting developmental and psycho-educational assessments with students; ranging from the preschool to college years. As a school psychologist, I am committed to helping individuals identify their areas of strengths and need in order to implement the most effective interventions possible. 

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Bloom, C. M., & Holly, S. (in press, October). Towards new avenues in the treatment of non-suicidal self-injury. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. doi: 10.1177/0897190011422877
  • Heath, N. L., Schaub, K. M., Holly, S., & Nixon, M. K . (2009). Self-injury today: Review of population and clinical studies in adolescents. In M. K. Nixon & N. L. Heath (Eds.), Self-Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention (pp. 9-28). Routledge Press. 
  • Toste, J. R., Holly, S., & Schaub, K. (2009). Resource guide for working with youth. In M. K. Nixon & N. L. Heath (Eds.), Self-Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention (pp. 309-316). Routledge Press. 
  • Soles, T., & Holly, S. (2007). Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the LD Field: A Review. Thalamus: Journal of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, 25, 47-53.
  • Heath, N. L., Toste, J. R., & Holly, S. (2006). Depression in the schools: A hidden piece in the E/BD puzzle? Exceptionality Education Canada, 16, 129-148
  • Holly, S., & Heath, N. L. (2011, June). Examining the role of emotion regulation and social learning in the initiation and maintenance of non-suicidal self-injury among university students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, ISSS, New York, NY.
  • Holly, S., & Heath, N. L. (2011, May). Non-suicidal self-injury among university students: An examination of underlying deficits in emotion regulation and self-control. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, APS, Washington, DC.
  • Holly, S., Heath, N. L., Schaub, K., & Toste, J. R. (2009, February). Assessment of non-suicidal self-injury in youth: A hierarchical step approach. Paper session presented at the National Association of School Psychologists convention, NASP, Boston, MA. 
  • Holly, S., Heath, N. L., Toste, J., & Schaub, K. (2007, November). Test of functional reinforcement model of self-injury in a college sample. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • Holly, S., Heath, N. L., Toste, J., & Schaub, K., & Naeem, A. (2007, June). Effects of social influence on the initiation of self-injury: A retrospective examination of university students’ experiences. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, On.