Our Faculty

James McCarthy

Diector of Field Training

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Psychology - NYC

  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Mon 11:00am-2:00pm

Tue 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thu 10:00am-11:00am


Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Field Training, Psy.D. Program in School-Clinical Child Psychology


Postdoctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy , New York University Postdoctoral Program , New York, NY , 1978

PhD , St. John's University , 1974
Clinical Psychology

BA , St. John's University , 1968

Awards and Honors

  • American Psychopathological Association, March 2017 - Fellow
  • Routledge, Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, March 2015 - Featured Author
  • Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis, 2010 - Fellow
  • Division of Trauma Psychology, 2008 - Charter Fellow
  • Division of Trauma Psychology, 2008 - Fellow
  • Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2001 - Charter Fellow
  • American Board of Professional Psychology, 2001 - Diplomate in Psychoanalysis
  • Society of Clinical Child & Adoelscent Psychology, 2001 - Fellow
  • Society of Clinical Psychology, 2000 - Fellow
  • Division of Psychoanalytic Psychology, 1999 - Fellow
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1998 - Fellow


  • American Board of Professional Psychology, - Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • State of New York, - Psychologist License, State of New York
  • New York State, - School Psychologist NY State Permanent Certifcation


McCarthy, J. B. (2019). Trajectories of Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in childhood and adolescence. Current Pediatric Research. Vol 23 (Issue 37)

McCarthy, J. B. (2018). Developmental trajectories of childhood psychosis. Clinical Psychiatry. Vol 4 (Issue 1)

McCarthy, J. B. (2018). Pediatric pyschotic disorders and the role of psychotherapy. Pediatrics and Therapeutics. Vol 8 (Issue 39)

McCarthy, J. B. & Goldmark, J. L. (2018). Psychosocial interventions and long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder: Gaps in research. Global Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Vol 5 (Issue 3) , pages 1-4.

McCarthy, J. B. (2018). Social activism and identity consolidation in late adolescence and early adulthood. Journal of Pyschohistory. Vol 46 (Issue 1) , pages 72-78.

McCarthy, J. B. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). First episode psychosis in children: Precursors of psychotic disorders and gaps in reserach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior. Vol 5 (Issue 1)

McCarthy, J. B. (2017, February). Working memory, processing speed and IQ in youth with mood disorders and psychotic features. Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders. Vol 31 (Issue 1)

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, August). The need for research on intellectual disabilities and severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Mental Disorders and Treatment.

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, August). Impact of psychotic symptoms on cognitive functioning in child and adolescent psychiatric inpatients with severe mood disorders. Psychiatry Research. Vol 244 , pages 223-228.

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, February). Limitations of research on psychosis in childhood and adolescence: Current controversies and future directions. Journal of Mental Disorders and Treatment. Vol 2 , pages 106.


McCarthy, J. B. (2019, June). European Neurology Congress. Outcomes of Pediatric Affective and Non-Affective Psychotic Disorders. Venice, Italy

McCarthy, J. B. (2019, June). World Congress of Pediatrics and Clinical Pediatrics. Trajectories of Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence. Edinburgh, Scotland

McCarthy, J. B. (2018, October). Mount Sinai Medical Center Training Conference. Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents. New York, NY

McCarthy, J. B. (2018, July). Psychiatry, Psychology and Mental Health Conference. Developmental Trajectories of Childhood Psychosis. Prague, Czech Republic

McCarthy, J. B. (2018, March). World Congress of Pediatrics. Pediatric Psychotic Disorders and the Role of Psychotherapy. New York, NY

McCarthy, J. B. (2017, May). Adolescent Health Center Training Conference. Borderline Pesonality Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, October). International Conference on Adolescent Medicine and Child Psychology. Working Memory, Processing Speed and IQ in Youth with Mood Disorders and Psychotic Features. International Conference on Adolescent Medicine and Child Psychology, London, UK

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, May). 24th Annual Pace Psychology Conference. Identifying Specific Risk Factors for Delinquency in Incarcerated Adolecents: The Role of Identity Distress and Self-Esteem. Pace University, New York, NY

McCarthy, J. B. (2016, April). Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Training Presentation. Psychosis in Adolescence. Mount Sinai Medical Center Adolescent Health Center, New York, NY, US

McCarthy, J. B. (2015, November). Mercy First Residential Treatment Center. Continuity of Psychotic Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Syosset, NY


Severe psychopathology in children and adults, child psychotherapy, trauma issues in children, thought disorder, adolescent personality development


  • Routledge, Taylor & Francis Online [Internet], March 01 2015
    Selection as a Routledge Featured Author- March, 2015
  • ACES Too High Newsletter [Newspaper], May 14 2014
    Interview on "ADHD and Trauma" for the Adverse Experiences Study Online Newsletter


  • American Psychopathological Association 2017
  • Division of Health Psychology 2017
  • International Council of Psychologists 2016
  • New York-New Jersey Directors of Training Association 2013
  • Psychology Directors of New York Association 2013
  • Division of Trauma Psychology 2002
  • American Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis 2001
  • International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychoses 1990
  • Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 1985
  • Division of Psychoanalytic Psychology 1981
  • Division of Clinical Psychology 1980
  • Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice 1980
  • Psychoanalytic Society, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 1979
  • American Psychological Association 1975
  • Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility 2000


  • McShane Center for Psychological Services Advisory Board []
  • Dyson College Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]


  • Institutional Review Board [Committee Member]
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