David Schuberth, MA

Email: dschuber@sfu.ca 

Biography

David is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Program (Forensic Track) under the supervision of Dr. McMahon and a member of the IRYV. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Clark University in 2009 and his M.A. in Forensic Psychology from The City University of New York (CUNY) 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 behavioural 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. Over the course of David’s training, his interest in disruptive behaviour problems has expanded to include youth with comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). For his doctoral thesis, David developed and piloted a novel, group-based adjunctive parent management training intervention specifically designed to address coercive and disruptive behaviour problems among a sample of youth receiving family-based group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for pediatric OCD. His ultimate goal is to inform the development of family- and community-based intervention approaches for youth at-risk for developing disruptive behaviour problems within the context of various disorders or other presenting concerns. He recently completed his predoctoral residency through the Saskatchewan Health Authority in Saskatoon, SK. In addition to his research, David is currently a clinical associate at Cornerstone Child & Family Psychology Clinic and a psychology consultant at the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre.

Representative Publications/Presentations

Schuberth, D., Zheng, Y., Pasalich, D., McMahon, R., Kamboukos, D., Dawson-McClure, S., & Brotman, L. M. (2019). The role of emotion understanding in the development of aggression and callous-unemotional features across early childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 4, 619–631. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-018-0468-9.

Schuberth, D., Selles, R., & Stewart, S. E. (2018). Coercive and disruptive behaviors mediate cognitive-behavioral therapy response in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 86, 74–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.07.012.

Schuberth, D., McMahon, R., & Stewart, S. E. (2017, November). Augmenting cognitive-behavioural therapy with parent management training to reduce coercive and disruptive behaviour in pediatric OCD. Paper presented at Social Learning and the Family ABCT Preconference, San Diego, CA.

Schuberth, D., Belschner, L., Selles, R., Negreiros, J., Lin, S., Gregorowski, N., McKenney, K., Simpson, A., & Stewart, S. E. (2017, November). Parents need help, too: Benefits of family-based group cognitive-behavioural therapy for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Selles, R., Belschner, L., Negreiros, J., Lin, S., Schuberth, D., McKenney, K., Gregorowski, N., Simpson, A., Bliss, A., & Stewart, E. (2017). Group family-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder: Global outcomes and predictors of improvement. Psychiatry Research, 260, 116–122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.11.041.

Schuberth, D., Shaffer, C., McMahon, R., Douglas, K., & Viljoen, J. (2016, March). The utility of psychopathic traits and comorbid internalizing problems in predicting psychosocial adjustment among a sample of Canadian youth on probation. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

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, San Diego, CA.

Pasalich, D., Witkiewitz, K., Schuberth, D., Miller, N., McMahon, R., & 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 meeting of the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Schuberth, D., Pasalich, D., McMahon, R., Dodge, K., Lochman, J., & 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, New Orleans, LA.

Schuberth, D., Pasalich, D., McMahon, R., Palamar, J., Calzada, E., & Brotman, L. M. (2013, March). Is there a reciprocal relationship between callous-unemotional traits and emotion recognition in preschool? Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.