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 M.A. thesis investigated the moderating effect of callous-unemotional (CU) traits on adolescent externalizing symptoms and family therapy implementation. While at SFU, Carla has examined associations among CU traits, violence exposure during childhood, parental monitoring, and later delinquency. Her Ph.D. thesis examined long-term emotional and behavioural outcomes associated with indirect and direct forms of violence exposure across different locations during childhood. Her primary research interest includes family-based interventions for youth with externalizing disorders and CU traits, as well examining posttraumatic adjustment trajectories among youth. Carla is currently completing her predoctoral residency at BC Children’s Hospital.

Representative Publications/Presentations

Oberth, C., Goulter, N. & McMahon, R.J. (in press). The comparative and cumulative impact of different forms of violence exposure during childhood and adolescence on long-term adult outcomes. Development and Psychopathology.

Oberth, C., Goulter, N., & McMahon, R. J. (2020, March). The comparative impact of different forms of violence exposure in youth on long-term adult outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), San Diego, CA (Cancelled due to COVID 19).

Oberth, C., Goulter, N., & McMahon, R. J. (2020, March). The comparative impact of different forms of violence exposure in youth on long-term adult outcomes. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), New Orleans, LA. 

Oberth, C., Goulter, N., & McMahon, R. J. (2019, December). The comparative impact of different forms of violence exposure in youth on long-term adult outcomes. Paper presented at the Brain, Behaviour, & Development Research in Progress Seminar at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, BC.

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 

Zheng, Y., 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 meeting of the 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 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 meeting of 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.