Degree in Progress

PhD Clinical Psychology


2015 MA Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University

2012 BA (Honours) Psychology, Concordia University

Research Interests

Marie’s research interests include exploring the sexual functioning of MSM. Her Master’s thesis explored various pathways leading from childhood sexual abuse to adult erectile dysfunction in gay and bisexual men. Specifically, it examined the mediating roles of substance use, coping, and emotion regulation in this relationship.

Clinical Interests

Marie is interested in cognitive-behavioural interventions in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She is also interested in conducting interventions for sexual dysfunctions and couple distress. By completing practica in both general and medical settings, she has experience in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as health-related psychological disorders and sexual dysfunctions.

Research Support

2015 – 2016: Engage Boys’ and Men’s Health Team Grant – Doctoral Award

2014 – 2015: Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Master’s Award

2014 – 2015: Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture– Master’s Award, Declined

2013 – 2014: Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture– Master’s Award


  • Smith, N. G., Hart, T. A., Moody, C., Willis, A. C., Faaborg-Andersen, M., Blais, M., & Adam, B. (2015). Project PRIDE: A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk Behaviors Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. Cognitive Behavioral Practice. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.08.006
  • Lahaie, M. A., Amsel, R., Khalife, S., Boyer, S., Faaborg-Andersen, M., & Binik, Y.M. (2015). Can fear, pain, and muscle tension discriminate vaginismus from dyspareunia/PVD? Implications for the new DSM-5 category of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 44, 1537-1550. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0430-z
  • Binik, Y. M., Faaborg-Andersen, M.,& Lahaie, M. A. (2013). Dyspareunia and vaginismus. In R.F. Schmidt & W.D. Willis, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Pain (pp. 1090 – 1096). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28753-4_1238

Conference Presentations

  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Stratton, N., & Hart, T. A. (October, 2015).  Erectile Dysfunction, Childhood Emotional Abuse, and Coping Strategies in Gay Men: A Mediational Framework. Poster presented at the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Kelowna, BC. (Winner of Best Poster Award).
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Stratton, N., Schwartz, J. N., Hart, T. A., Binik, Y. M., Kukkonen, T. M. (August, 2015). Sexual arousal in older adults: An exploratory study using thermography. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Toronto, ON.
  • Stratton, N., Faaborg-Andersen, M., Kukkonen, T. M., Hart, T. A., Binik, Y. M., & Carrier, S. (August, 2015). A pilot study comparing the use of thermography and penile Doppler ultrasound in the assessment of erectile dysfunction. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Toronto, ON.
  • Stratton, N., Tulloch, T. G., Faaborg-Andersen, M., & Hart, T. A. (2015, May). Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for gay men with social anxiety and problematic drinking behaviour: Preliminary Data. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Calgary, AB.
  • Stratton, N., Faaborg-Andersen, M., Tulloch, T. G., & Hart, T. A. (2015, March). Integrated cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety and sexual communication for gay men: A pilot study. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Boston, MA.
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Vernon, J. R. G., Hart, T. A. (2014, November). Erectile functioning, social support, and self-esteem in gay men: A mediational framework. Poster presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Hart, T. A., Brennan D. J., & Gardner, S. (2014, June). Sexual esteem, depression, and erectile dysfunction among gay and bisexual men. Poster presented at the International Academy of Sex Research’s 40th Annual Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Wrosch, C., Hortop, G. (2013, June). The effects of autonomous motivation towards the relationship on well-being and health in romantic couples. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 74th Annual Convention. Québec City, QC.
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M.,Wrosch., C., & Hortop, G. E. (2012, April). The influence of autonomous motivation on well-being and health in romantic couples. Talk presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Expo, Montreal, Quebec, April 10.
  • Faaborg-Andersen, M., Wrosch., C., & Hortop, G. E. (2012, March). The influence of autonomous motivation towards relationships, well-being, and relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the Concordia University Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Day, Montreal, Quebec, March 30.