Carla Oberth, MA

Email: coberth@sfu.ca

Biography

Carla is a graduate student at the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence. She previously completed a B.A. in Psychology and Behavioural Science at McGill University and an M.A. in Psychology at New York University. Carla’s Masters thesis investigated the moderating effect of callous-unemotional (C-U) traits on adolescent externalizing symptoms and treatment implementation. Her primary research interest includes family-based interventions for youth with externalizing disorders and callous-unemotional traits. Carla is currently looking at the mediating role of violence exposure on the relation between C-U traits and youth delinquency. During her doctorate at Simon Fraser University, Carla plans to focus on preventive interventions and evidence-based practices for conduct-disordered youth and their families.

Representative Presentations:

Oberth, C., Zheng, Y., & McMahon, R. J. (2017). Violence exposure subtypes differentially mediate the relation between callous-unemotional traits and adolescent delinquency. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-017-0267-8 

Yao, Z., Pasalich, D. S., Oberth, C., Pinderhughes, E., & McMahon, R. J. (2016). Capturing parenting as a multidimensional and dynamic construct with a person-oriented approach. Prevention Science. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0665-0

Oberth, C., Zheng, Y., & McMahon, R. J. (2016, June). Violence exposure subtypes differentially mediate the relation between callous-unemotional traits and adolescent delinquency. Poster presented at the 26th annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) conference, New York, NY.

Oberth, C., Hogue, A., & Pearson, J. (2014, April). Moderating effect of callous-unemotional traits on adolescent externalizing problems and treatment implementation. Poster presented at the 17th Annual NYU Graduate Psychology Research Conference, New York, NY.

Oberth, C., Hogue, A., & Pearson, J. (2014, March). Moderating effect of callous-unemotional traits on adolescent externalizing problems and treatment implementation. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Oberth, C., Lippeveld, M., & Schultz, T. (2011, April). Do young children show within-group biases when cooperating with adults? Poster presented at the McGill Psychology Undergraduate Poster Session, Montreal, QC.