Susan McGroarty, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ454
Office Phone:  215.248.7068

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught 


    Doctoral Courses 

  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Advanced Topics in Human Diversity
  • Practicum Group Supervision
  • Clinical Experience Group Supervision
  • Social Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Psychotherapy Integration

     Masters Courses 

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
  • Introduction to Trauma Counseling
  • Acute Trauma Intervention
  • Working Effectively in Trauma-Impacted Communities
  • Complex Trauma
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Group Therapy
  • Tavistock Group Facilitation

    Undergraduate Courses 

  • Social Psychology
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Global Issues

Scholarly Interests 

  • Adult, adolescent, and child psychotherapy
  • Diversity and multiculturalism
  • Trauma therapy
  • Human rights issues
  • Psychology in the international forum
  • Psychotherapy with clients with strong spiritual orientation
  • Red Cross mental health volunteer



McGroarty, S.C. (2011). Trauma counseling. In A. Palmo, W. Wiekel & D. Borsos (Eds.), Foundations of mental health counseling (pp. 287-310). Springfield, IL:  Charles C. Thomas Publishers.

McGroarty, S.C. (2011). Does membership matter? Balint groups with physician versus psychology trainees.  Proceedings of the Meeting of the International Balint Society. 

McGroarty, S.C. (2011). LeFreak:  Cultural competence and alopecia. New Jersey Psychologist, Spring 2011.