Mclean Hospital
Julie M. McCarthy, PhD

Julie M. McCarthy, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Julie M. McCarthy, PhD, is a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 research fellow at the McLean Imaging Center. Her research aims to identify neurobiological and psychosocial treatment targets for individuals with co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders, such as schizophrenia and tobacco use disorder. Dr. McCarthy is particularly interested in using a multimodal approach to better understand and reduce barriers to motivation, including stress, cognitive control difficulties, and anhedonia, with the goal of enhancing motivation for recovery-oriented behavior change.

Dr. McCarthy has received a National Institute of Mental Health Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA), and awards from the National Institutes of Health, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Dr. McCarthy is a clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy, for schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.




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Education & Training:

  • 2008 BA in Clinical Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2013 MS in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland
  • 2016 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland
  • 2015-2016 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2017 Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Office Address:

Belmont campus - McLean Imaging Center, Room 106