Lynn McFarr, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Associate Training Director, Division of Psychology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic, Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Research DescriptionDr. McFarr’s clinical and research interests are in the delivery and dissemination of empirically supported treatments, specifically CBT, DBT, CBASP and ACT. Dr. McFarr trains multiple disciplines across LA County in the delivery of various CBTs. Current research projects include investigations about therapy interfering behaviors and their relation to mindfulness and functional outcomes in DBT; the relation of secondary targets (i.e, active passivity, apparent competence, inhibited grieving, etc. ) with therapy interfering behaviors in DBT; transfer of knowledge from CBT training for front line clinicians and the use of CBT in relation to clinician burnout.
- BA, University of California, Berkeley
- MA, New York University, New York, NY
- PhD, New York University, New York, NY
Recent and/or Significant Publications
- Bedics, JD, Korslund, KE, Sayrs, JHR, & McFarr, LM. The observation of essential clinical strategies during an individual session of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2013 Sep;50(3):454-7. doi: 10.1037/a0032418.
- McFarr, LM, Gaona, L, Barr, N, Ramirez, U, Henriquez, S, Farias, A, & Flores, D. Cultural competency and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In A. Masuda (Ed.), Cultural Issues in Acceptance- and Mindfulness-Based Approaches. New Harbinger.
- McFarr, LM. An update on CBT training guidelines for doctoral programs. Advances in Cognitive Therapy, 2013. 14(1), 9 & 12.