David Schuberth, MA

Email: dschuber@sfu.ca 


David is a graduate student in the Forensic Track of the Clinical Psychology Program at SFU and a member of the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Clark University in 2009 and his M.A. in Forensic Psychology from The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. Broadly, David’s research interests include the social and emotional factors that place young children at risk for developing disruptive behavioral disorders and delinquency. In particular, he is interested in Callous-Unemotional (CU) traits in early childhood and the sociocognitive mechanisms that underlie youth violence and aggression. Further, he is interested in identifying family-level protective factors to buffer the negative outcomes associated with early conduct problems. David is continuing his graduate studies at SFU under the supervision of Dr. Robert McMahon, with the ultimate goal of informing the development of family- and community-based preventive intervention approaches for high-risk youth with CU traits. A recent expansion to his research has included applications of parent-based behavioral management strategies to address coercive and disruptive behavior among youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Representative Presentations:

Schuberth, D., Zheng, Y., Pasalich, D., McMahon, R., Kamboukos, D., Cheng, S., & Brotman, L.M. (2015, March). The Role of Emotion Understanding in the Development of Aggression and CU Traits in Early Childhood. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), San Diego, CA.

Pasalich, D., Witkiewitz, K., Schuberth, D., Miller, N., McMahon, R., & The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2014, July). Sequential effects of a multimodal prevention program on social information processing, conduct problems, callous-unemotional traits, and later antisocial outcomes. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Schuberth, D., Pasalich, D., McMahon, R., Dodge, K., Lochman, J., & The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (2014, March). Applying the social information processing model to childhood callous-unemotional traits. In R. Waller (Chair), Examining callousness among youth and its implications for models of antisocial behavior and psychopathy development. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), New Orleans, LA.

Schuberth, D., Lap, J., Issa, M. A., & Falkenbach, D. (2013, March). Construct validity of psychopathy across multicultural samples.  In D. M. Falkenbach (Chair), Understanding the construct of “successful” psychopathy. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), New York, NY.