Maeve Cyr, MA

Phone: 778-782-9699


Maeve is a graduate student studying in the Clinical Psychology Program (Child Track) under the supervision of Dr. McMahon and a research assistant at the IRYV. Her Master's thesis involved using a person-centered data analytic approach to examine desistance of early-onset conduct problems and its association with long-term psychosocial outcomes. Her research interests include developmental pathways of child and adolescent psychopathology as well as dyanmic risk and protective factors that are amenable to intervention. For her dissertation, Maeve plans to examine ODD symptom 'subgroups' in the Fast Track sample. The ultimate aim of the project will be to investigate the longitudinal stability and differential predictive validity of the identified ODD symptom subgroups. Maeve's doctoral research is funded by CIHR's Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Representative Presentations/Publications:

Cyr, M., Zheng, Y., McMahon, R. J. (2019, May). A long-term look at “early starters”: Predicting adult psychosocial outcomes from childhood conduct problem trajectories. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Cyr, M., Zheng, Y., McMahon, R. J. (2018, October). A long-term look at "early starters": Predicting adult psychosocial outcomes from childhood conduct problem trajectories. Poster presented at the Brain, Behaviour, & Development Annual Research Day, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute Trainee Research Forum, Vancouver, BC.

Pasalich, D. S., Cyr, M., Zheng, Y., McMahon, R. J., & Spieker, S. J. (2016). Child abuse history in teen mothers and parent-child risk processes for offspring externalizing problems. Child Abuse and Neglect, 56, 89-98. Doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.04.011 

Zaitsoff, S., Pullmer, R., Cyr, M. & Aime, H. (2015). The role of the therapeutic alliance in eating disorder treatment outcomes: A systematic review. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 23, 99-114. Doi: 10.1080/10640266.2014.964623

Cyr, M., Pasalich, D. S., McMahon, R. J., & Spieker, S. (2014). The longitudinal link between parenting and child aggression: The moderating effect of attachment security. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45, 555-564. Doi: 10.1007/s10578-013-0424-4.