Dr. Karen Stubenbort

Assistant Professor

Office Location: HE136

Biography

Dr. Karen Stubenbort is a licensed clinical social worker. She is an Assistant Professor. Karen received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Point Park University. Karen holds a Master of Science in Child Development, a Master of Social Work, and a Doctorate in Social work from the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to becoming a full-time educator, Karen worked in child psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital’s Center for Traumatic Stress. Over the years, Karen worked as a social work clinician, supervisor, and trainer.

Karen has several peer reviewed publications in scholarly journals and books. She has presented throughout the country on trauma-focused treatments for young children.

Along with teaching at BC3, Karen is a consultant at Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and supervises social work clinicians who are seeking advanced licensure. 

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Human Diversity
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Introduction to Social Welfare History
  • Addictions
  • Child Welfare
  • Family Violence Across the Lifespan
  • Social Work Processes
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • General Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psycholgy

Education

  • PhD - Social Work
  • MSW (Master of Social Work)
  • MS - Child Development
  • BS - Psychology

Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Research

  • Stubenbort, K, Trybalski, V & Zacagni, K (2012).  Integrating evidence-based treatment into an attachment guided curriculum in a therapeutic preschool:  Initial findings.  In, E. Delgadillo & D. Arroyo (Eds), Encyclopedia of Personality Research, Vol 2.  369-383.  Nova Publishers
  • Stubenbort, K, Cohen, MM, & Trybalski, V. (2010).  The effectiveness of an attachment focused treatment model in a therapeutic preschool for abused children.  Clinical Social Work Journal. 51-60  
  • Stubenbort, K. & Cohen, J.A.  (2006).  Cognitive behavioral groups for traumatically bereaved children and adults.  In, L. A. Schein, H. I. Spitz, G.M. Burlingame, &  P. R. Muskin (Eds.), Group Approaches for the Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters, New York: Haworth Press
  • Stubenbort, K, Greeno, CG, Mannarino, AP & Cohen, JA (2002).  Attachment quality and post-treatment functioning in young adolescents following sexual trauma:  A case series presentation.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 30, 23-39.

Awards/Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumnus, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
  • Best Practices in Teaching and Learning Award, BC3
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Outstanding Volunteer, Family Resources of PA, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Manchester Who’s Who Among Social Workers and Executives and Professionals in Mental Health, Honor’s Edition
  • Presidential Merit Scholarship Award, Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA

Community Organizations - Professional Affiliations

  • Butler County Child Advocacy Center - Board Vice President
  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, clinical consultant
  • National Association of Social Workers

Personal Interests

  • Yoga
  • Bicycling
  • Skiing
  • Mission trips (various areas around the US)
  • Family/Grandchildren