BiographyJames B. McCarthy, Ph.D. is the Director of Field Training for the Psy.D. Program in School-Clinical Child Psychology and Associate Professor of Psychology at Pace University. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University. Previously he was on the faculty of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Division of Child Psychiatry.
For twenty years Dr. McCarthy was the Director of Psychology at the New York City Children's Center-Queens Campus, an intermediate care psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents where he was also the Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for Research. He was also the Director of Psychology at Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, New York and has been on the faculty of the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, St. John's University and New York Medical College. His principal interests have been in the areas of psychopathology, psychotherapy with seriously emotionally disturbed children and adults and the treatment of traumatized, disadvantaged populations.
His current research interests are cognitive weaknesses associated with severe psychiatric disorders, depression, bipolar illness, attention deficit disorder and psychosis. In addition to doing research, he has published extensively in professional journals on a variety of scholarly subjects including narcissistic and borderline personality disorders and existential psychology. A Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. McCarthy's previous books include Death Anxiety: The Loss of the Self; Adolescence and Character Disturbance; and Adolescent Development and Psychopathology.