Megan E. McCarthy, PhD - Contact Information

Megan E. McCarthy, PhD

Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology; Staff


PhD in  Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Postgraduate Training:

Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health

Biography Summary:

Following training, Dr. McCarthy joined the Suicide Prevention Program at SFVAMC. She maintains a small private practice in San Francisco. She is a certified provider of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and is interested in integrating attachment theory and research into the practice of psychotherapy.

Clinical Expertise:

Attachment and psychotherapy; suicide risk assessment and management.

Educational Expertise:

Comparative psychodynamic theory; psychotherapy process and outcome research; assessment of suicide risk; telemental health.

Research Areas:

Developmental biobehavior of stress and attachment; emotion.


Attachment, interpersonal psychotherapy, suicide

Campus Location: VAMC

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Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service