Dr. Silverberg completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology specialty track) from the University of Windsor and a clinical internship at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Consortium. Before joining the UBC Department of Psychology in 2020, Dr. Silverberg worked as a staff psychologist at British Columbia’s tertiary rehabilitation hospital (GF Strong Rehab Centre) for over 10 years, where he also led an interdisciplinary brain injury research program as a clinician-scientist.
Dr. Silverberg is interested in psychosocial determinants of health in neurological disorders, particularly concussion and traumatic brain injury. His research program aims to better understand the psychological mechanisms (e.g., maladaptive thinking and coping styles) that perpetuate symptoms after concussion and related health conditions. Dr. Silverberg uses these insights to develop and evaluate novel treatments. His other research interests include neuropsychological assessment methods, cognitive rehabilitation, metacognition, functional neurological disorder, and implementation science.
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- Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award, Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (2019)
- Health Professional Investigator Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2017)
- Clinician Scientist Award, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (2015)
- Mentored Clinician Scientist Award, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (2011)
Dr. Silverberg is accepting clinical psychology graduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year.