David is originally from Southern Ontario. He completed his B.Sc. Honours Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University before starting his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo in 2007. He recently completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Ottawa Hospital. He has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to support his research.
David received his PhD. in Clinical Psychology after defending in Fall 2012. Congratulations Dr. Duong! David's research focuses on how depression and communication patterns in intimate relationships influence each other. His dissertation examined the role of rumination – the process of thinking about and analyzing the reasons behind one’s depressed mood -- in dysphoric individuals’ abilities to detect and interpret emotions. He is also involved in research on the relationship between theory of mind and depression.
Publications and Presentations
Duong, D., & Rehman, U.S. (2011). Does rumination affect dysphoric individuals’ facial emotion recognition? Presentation given at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, June 2-4, 2011, Toronto, ON.
Rehman, U. S., & Duong, D. (2009). Relationship distress and depression. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rehman, U. S., Boucher, E., Duong, D., & George, N. (2008). A context-informed approach to the study of negative-feedback seeking in depression. Behavior Research and Therapy, 42, 239-252.