natalie.stratton@psych.ryerson.ca

Degree in Progress:

PhD Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University

Degrees:

MA Clinical Psychology, Ryerson University

BA, Honours, Specialization in Psychology, Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality, Concordia University

Research Interests:

Natalie’s research interests generally focus on the study of human sexuality, specifically sexual functioning. Her Master’s thesis explored the effects of cognitive anxiety on the relationship between internalized homophobia and erectile function among gay and bisexual men. Prior to joining the HIV Prevention Lab, Natalie worked in the Laboratory for the Biopsychosocial Study of Sexuality at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Irving Binik and Dr. Tuuli Kukkonen. Natalie assisted with a study evaluating thermal imaging as a physiological measure of sexual arousal among healthy men and women over the age of 50 and another study comparing thermal imaging to Doppler ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for erectile dysfunction.

Clinical Interests:

Broadly, Natalie’s clinical interests are in health psychology. Natalie takes a cognitive-behavioural approach in the treatment of a wide range of disorders (e.g., mood, anxiety, and sexual disorders) and life events (e.g., infertility, pregnancy, HIV, and cancer). She is also trained and experienced in conducting diagnostic assessments.

Research Support:

2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award

2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award (Deferred)

2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award

2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award

2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Master’s Award

2012 Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Master’s Award: Fredrick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship

Selected Publications:

  • Schwartz, D. R., Stratton, N., & Hart, T. A. (in press). Minority stress and mental and sexual health: Examining the Psychological Mediation Framework among gay and bisexual men. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000180
  • Hart, T. A., Stratton, N., Coleman, T. A., Wilson, H. A., Simpson, S. H., Julien, R. E., …, & Adam, B. D. (2016). A pilot trial of a sexual health counseling intervention for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who report anal sex without condoms. PLoS One, 11. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152762
  • Sutton, K. S., Stratton, N., Pytyck, J., Kolla, N., & Cantor, J. M. (2015). Client characteristics by type of hypersexuality referral: A quantitative chart review of 160 consecutive male cases. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 41, 563-580. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2014.935539
  • Tulloch, T. G., Stratton, N., Ing, S., Petrovic, B., Hart, T. A. (2014). HIV and sexually transmitted infections. In T. Hadjistavropoulos & H. D. Hadjistavropoulos (Eds.), Fundamentals of health psychology. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
  • Rellini, A. H., Stratton, N., Tonani, S., Santamaria, V., Brambilla, E., &  Nappi, R. E. (2013). Differences in sexual desire between women with clinical versus biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hormones & Behavior, 63, 65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.10.015

Selected Presentations:

  • 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 meeting of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Calgary, AB.
  • Stratton, N., Green, S. M., & Antony, M. M. (2015, May). Perfectionism in perinatal anxiety and depression: A case presentation using CBT.  Poster presented at the meeting of 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.
  • Stratton, N., Schwartz, D. R., & Hart, T. A. (2014, June). Sexual-esteem mediates the relationship between internalized homophobia and erectile functioning among gay and bisexual men: A longitudinal examination. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Academy of Sex Research, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Stratton, N., & Hart, T. A. (2013, November). A cognitive interference model of sexual functioning for gay and bisexual men: The relationship between internalized homophobia and erectile functioning. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.