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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 
  • Research Design and Methodology

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

Recent Presentations

  • McCarthy, K.S., Butman, D., Dinger, U., Chambless, D.L., Milrod, B.M., and Barber, J.P. (2014) Differences and Similarities in the Use of Common Factors in Psychodynamic, Cognitive, and Behavioral Therapies. Paper presented at teh Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Montreal, Canada.
  • McCarthy, K.S. (2014). Discussant in exploring the process of therapy with adolescents:  Comparison of three measures. Preconference workshop presented at the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Demark.
  • McCarthy, K.S., Dinger, U., Zilcha-Mano, S., Barrett, M.S., and Barber, J.P. (2013) Development of the therapeutic alliance in minority and nonminority status individuals and its predictors. Paper presented at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Memphis, TN.

Selected Publications 

  • Dinger, U., Zilcha-Mano, S., McCarthy, K.S., Barrett, M.S., Barber, J.P. (2014) Interpersonal problems as predictors of alliance, symptomatic improvement, and premature termaintation in treatment of depression.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 151.2, 800 - 803.
  • 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.
  • Zilcha-Mano, S., Dinger, U., McCarthy, K.S., Barrett, M.S., Barber, J.P. (2014). Changes in well-being and quality of life in a randomized trial comparing dynamic psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for major depressive disorder." Journal of Affective Disorers, 152-1154, 538-542.
  • 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.