Dr. Lindsey Jaber

Dr. Lindsey Jaber

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Email: lindsey.jaber@uwindsor.ca
Phone(519) 253-3000 ext. 3842
OfficeRoom 3343, Leonard & Dorothy Neal Education Building

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Assistant Professor

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Dr. Lindsey Jaber (née Leenaars) is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education. Dr. Jaber is also a registered Psychologist in the areas of School, Clinical, and Counselling Psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Jaber has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults and is actively engaged in research regarding mental health and intervention. Her professional and scholarly experience working in schools, community settings, and private practice has informed her research.  Dr. Jaber has numerous publications, including research articles and book chapters on topics ranging from childhood/adolescent development to aggression/bullying, trauma and suicide. She has presented at many national and international conferences and facilitated multiple training workshops for professionals.

Research Interests Icon Research Interests

  • Social and emotional learning and development
  • Social media and development
  • The emerging asocial society
  • Bullying and aggressive behaviour
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Internalizing and externalizing problems
  • School-based mental health
  • Learning and developmental disabilities
  • Suicide
  • Trauma-informed practices
  • Refugee trauma
  • Child welfare
  • Child custody and access
  • Emerging adulthood
  • Academic Entitlement

Courses Taught Icon Courses Taught

  • EDUC-5203 – Educational Psychology

Publications Icon Selected Publications

Leenaars, L., & Rinaldi, C. (2016). Indirect victimization. In W.G. Jennings (Ed.), The encyclopedia of crime and punishment. NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
 
Raina, A., Leenaars, A.A., Mahapatra, B.K., Leenaars, L., Dogra, T.D. (2015). Deception and vaginal slides: Do we need to preserve a control sample of victims in every case of rape? Journal of Forensic Medicine and Legal Affairs, 1, 103.
 
Leenaars, A., Gailienė, D., Wenckstern, S., Leenaars, L., Trofimova, J., Petravičiūtė, I., & Park, B.C.B. (2014). Extreme traumatisation and suicide notes from Lithuania: A thematic analysis. Suicidology Online, 5, 33.
 
Lamis, D. A., Leenaars, L. S., Jahn, D., & Lester, D. (2013). Intimate partner violence: Are perpetrators also victims and are they more likely to experience suicide ideation? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 3109-3127.
 
Leenaars, L. S. (2012). “It is far safer to be feared than loved”: Why do some individuals become bullies and others bully-victims? (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Education and Research Archive. doi: https://doi.org/10.7939/R3TP6G
 
Leenaars, L., Denys, K., Henneveld, D., & Rasmussen, C. (2012). The impact of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on families: Evaluation of a family intervention program. Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 431-435. doi: 10.1007/s10597-011-9425-6  
 
Leenaars, A.A., Dogra, T.D., Girdhar, S., & Leenaars, L. (2012). What can we learn from suicide notes: A study in India. In A. Shrivastava, M. Kimbrell, & D. Lester (Eds.), Suicide from a global perspective: Psychosocial approaches (pp. 41-45). NY: Nova Science Publishers.
 
Leenaars, L., & Leenaars, A. A. (2011). Suicide postvention in colleges and universities.  In D. Lamis & D. Lester (Eds.), Understanding and preventing college student suicide (pp. 273-290). IL: C. C. Thomas.
 
Leenaars, L., & Lester, D. (2011). Indirect aggression and victimization are positively associated in emerging adulthood: The psychological functioning of indirect aggressors and victims. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 62-76.
 
Leenaars, A. A., Park, B. C., Collins, P., Wenckstern, S., & Leenaars, L. (2010). Martyrs’ last letters: Are they the same as suicide notes? Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55, 660-668.
 
Raina, A., Dogra, T. D., Leenaars, A. A., Yadav, B., Bhera, C., Lalwani, S., & Leenaars, L. (2010). Case report: Identity of victims from fragmented and decomposed remnants by DNA profiling in a case of serial killings. Medicine, Science, and the Law, 50, 220-223.
 
Leenaars, L. S., & Rinaldi, C. M. (2010). Male and female university students’ experiences of indirect aggression. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 25, 131-148.
 
Sayin, A., Leenaars, A. A., Candansayar, S., Leenaars, L., Akar, T., & Demirel, B. (2010). Suicide in different cultures: A thematic comparison of suicide notes from Turkey and the United States. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41, 253-264.
 
Leenaars, A., Girdhar, S., Dogra, T.D., Wenckstern, S., & Leenaars, L. (2010). Suicide notes from India and the United States: A thematic comparison. Death Studies, 34, 426-440.
 
Chavez-Hernandez, A-M., Leenaars, A. A., Chavez de-Sanchez, M-I., & Leenaars, L. (2009). Suicide notes from Mexico and the US: A thematic analysis. Salud Publica de Mexico, 51, 314-320.
 
Dogra, T. D., Leenaars, A. A., Girdhar, S., Dattagupte, S., & Leenaars, L. (2009). Menstruation and suicide: A histopathological study. Crisis: The journal of crisis intervention and suicide prevention, 30, 202-207. 
 
Leenaars, L., Dane, A., Marini, Z., & YLC-CURA (2008). An evolutionary perspective on indirect victimization in adolescence: The role of attractiveness, dating and sexual behavior. Aggressive Behaviour, 34, 404-415.
 
Leenaars, A., EchoHawk, M., Lester, D., Leenaars, L., & Harmic, E. (2007). Suicide among Indigenous peoples: What does the international knowledge tell us? Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 27, 479-501.
 
Leenaars, L., & Lester, D. (2007). Construct validity of the helplessness/hopelessness/haplessness scale: Correlations with perfectionism and depression. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 152.
 
Leenaars, A., EchoHawk, M., Lester, D., Leenaars, L., & Haramic, E. (2006). Suicide among indigenous peoples: The research. Special issue of Archives of Suicide Research, 10, 2.
 
Leenaars, L., & Lester, D. (2006). Perfectionism, depression and academic performance. Psychological Reports, 99, 941-942.
 
Chavez, A., Páramo-Castillo, D., Leenaars, A., & Leenaars, L. (2006). Suicide notes in Mexico: What do they tell us? Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 36 (6), 709-715.
 
Girdhar, S., Leenaars, A. A., Dogra, T. D., Leenaars, L., & Kumar, G. (2004). Suicide notes in India: What do they tell us? Archives of Suicide Research, 8(2), 179-185.

Education Icon Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
  • B.A. (Honours), First Class Standing, Psychology, Brock University

Professional Conference Presentations

Jaber, L.S. (2018, November). Toward a better understanding of New Canadian students’ experience of traumatic stress: Creating a welcoming and supportive school environment. Paper presented at the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health, Toronto, ON.

Raina, A., Dogra, T. D., Leenaars, A. A., Mahapatra, B. K., & Leenaars, L. (2013, October). Deception and vaginal slides: Do we need to preserve a control sample of victims in every case of rape? Paper presented at the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences conference, Split, Croatia.

Leenaars, L., Leenaars, A., & Wenckstern, S. Suicide postvention in college students. (2012, October). Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Leenaars, A. A., Sayin, A., Leenaars, L., Candansayar, S., Akar, T., & Demirel, B. (2010, April). Suicide in different cultures: A thematic comparison of suicide notes from Turkey and the United States. Poster presented at the 43rd American Association of Suicidology Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rasmussen, C., Henneveld, D., Badry, D., Denys, K., & Leenaars, L. (2009, February). The effectiveness of FASD programs on outcomes for at-risk mothers, families and parents with FASD. Paper presented at the Alberta FASD Conference, Edmonton AB.

Rasmussen, C., Henneveld, D., Badry, D., Denys, K., & Leenaars, L. (2009, March). The effectiveness of FASD programs on outcomes for at-risk mothers, families and parents with FASD. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on FASD, Victoria, BC.

Klassen, R. M., Anju, A., Cook, K., Georgis, R., & Leenaars, L. (2009, March). Research beyond borders: Challenges and rewards of a research practicum in community-based educational psychology. Paper presented at the Community University Engagement Showcase, Edmonton, Alberta.

Rinaldi, C., & Leenaars, L. (2008, July). Sociability, social problem solving and depressive symptoms in school-aged children. Paper presented at the International School Psychologist Association Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Leenaars. L., & Rinaldi, C. (2008, July). A Mixed Method Approach to the Study of Indirect Aggression and Victimization in Emerging Adulthood. Poster presented at the International School Psychologist Association Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Leenaars, L., & Rinaldi, C. (2008, March). Indirect aggression and victimization in emerging adulthood. Paper presented at the Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Edmonton, Alberta.

Leenaars, A. A., EchoHawk, M., Lester, D., & Leenaars, L. (2007, October). Suicide among indigenous peoples: What does the international research tell us? Paper to be presented at the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention Conference, Yellowknife, North West Territories.

Rinaldi, C., Welton, C., & Leenaars, L. (2007, May). Understanding students’ social interactions: Why context still matters. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology Conference, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Leenaars, L., Dane, A. V., & Marini, Z. A. (2007, March). Indirect Victimization as a Function of Adolescent Sexual Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Edmonton, Alberta.

Leenaars, L., Dane, A.V., Marini, Z.A., & YLC-CURA. (2007, March). Indirect aggression as a function of adolescent sexual behaviour: An evolutionary perspective. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts.

Boechler, P. M., Levner, I., Leenaars, L., & Steffler, D. (2006, December). Navigation and learning in educational hypermedia: Are poor readers at a disadvantage? Paper and published proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference, Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA), Barcelona, Spain.

Boechler, P. M., Steffler, D., Levner, I., & Leenaars, L. (2006, July). Incidental learning on the London tube: Evidence from hypermedia. Extended Abstract in Proceedings of Cognitive Science, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Leenaars, L., Dane, A., & Marini, Z.A. (2006, May). Victimization from an evolutionary perspective: Indirect bullying involving dating and sexual history in adolescence. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology Conference, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, York University, North York, Ontario.

Leenaars, L. (2005, June). Indirect aggression in a victimized adolescent population. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Leenaars, L. (2005, April). Indirect aggression from an evolutionary perspective. Paper presented at the Undergraduate Thesis Conference, Trent University, Trent, Ontario.

Leenaars, L. (2004). An investigation of the relationship between perfectionism, depression, and academic performance. Poster presented at the Psychology 3F40 poster conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Governors, Windsor Scottish Rite Learning Centre
  • Member, Board of Directors, Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families
  • Practicum placement supervisor for the Clinical Psychology Program, University of Windsor