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Kevin McCarthy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ452
Office Phone:  215.248.7115

Educational Background 

  • A.B., Boston College 
  • A.M., University of Pennsylvania 
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 

Courses Taught 

  • Human Development 
  • Psychopathology 
  • Personality and Individual Differences 

Scholarly Interests 

  • Client, therapist, and observer perceptions of interventions in psychotherapy
  • Adherence and competence in manualized treatments
  • Process of change in therapy and naturalistic settings
  • Relationship patterns and correlates to personality and interpersonal attraction
  • Adjustment and achievement inhibitions in young adults
  • Gay and lesbian mental health issues

Selected Publications 

  • McCarthy, K.S. (2014) Drifting Away:  A Case of Depression and Obsessionality. In R.F. Summers and J.P. Barber (Eds.), Practicing Psychodynamic Therapy:  A Casebook.  Guilford Press.
  • McCarthy, K.S. (2014) Never turn down the opportunity to give a talk.  Psychotherapy Bulletin, 49.
  • Keefe, J.R., McCarthy, K.S., Dinger, U., Zilcha-Mano, S., Barber, J.P. (2014). A meta-analytic review of psychodynamic therapies for anxiety disorders.  Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 309-323.
  • Zilcha-Mano, S., McCarthy, K.S., Dinger, U., Barber, J.P. (2014) To what extent is alliance affected by transference?  An empirical exploration. Psychotherapy 51(3):424-33.
  • Barber, J.P., Zilcha-Mano, S., Gallop, R., Barrett, M., McCarthy, K.S., Dinger, U. (2014) The associations among improvement and alliance expectations, alliance during treatment, and treatment outcome for major depressive disorder. Psychotherapy Research, 24 (3), 257-268.
  • Zilcha-Mano, S., Dinger, U., McCarthy, K., Barber, J. (2013). Does Alliance Predict Symptoms Throughout Treatment, or Is It the Other Way Around? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 
  • Khalsa, S.-R.,   McCarthy, K.S., Sharpless, B.A., Barrett, M.S., & Barber, J.P. (2011). Beliefs about the causes of depression and treatment preferences. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 1-11.
  • Chambless, D.L., Sharpless, B.A., Rodriguez, D., McCarthy, K. S., Barber, J.P., Milrod, B.L., & Khalsa S. -R. (2011).  Psychometric properties of the Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia: Convergent, discriminant, and criterion-related validity. Behavior Therapy. 
  • Matejkowski, J.C., McCarthy, K.S., & Draine, J. (2010). Personal norm of reciprocity among mental health service users: Conceptual development and measurement. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 202-213.
  • McCarthy, K. S., & Barber, J. P. (2009). The Multitheoretical List of Therapeutic Interventions (MULTI): Initial report. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 96-113. 
  • McCarthy, K. S., Connolly Gibbons, M. B., & Barber, J. P. (2008). The relation of consistency in interpersonal patterns to symptoms and functioning: An investigation using the Central Relationship Questionnaire. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 346-358. 
  • Iacoviello B., McCarthy, K. S., Barrett, M. S., Rynn M. A., Gallop, R., & Barber, J. P. (2007). Treatment preferences affect the development of the therapeutic alliance: Implications for randomized controlled trials.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 194-198.