Barbara McCann, PhD

Personal Statement

I am interested in mood and anxiety disorders, and the intersection of these with chronic medical illnesses. My approach to treatment is integrative. Working within a cognitive-behavioral framework, I use many traditional CBT methods, but also include hypnosis, mindfulness training, and concepts from third-generation cognitive and behavioral methods.

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Teaching Philosophy

​I teach psychiatry and psychology residents, and medical students. These learners are highly motivated people who have made enormous personal sacrifices to reach this level of training. As such, I treat them with the utmost dignity and respect, and I regard it as the highest honor to teach them.  I do not view my role as that of “expert;” rather, I am an experienced guide on a journey in which I point out that which is familiar to me, while gathering and sharing new experiences and insights along the way. Their questions and observations enrich my journey.

Recent Publications

Prevalence of Different Approaches to Clinical Hypnosis: Bridging Research and Practice.
(2023 Apr-Jun)
Int J Clin Exp Hypn 71(2): 139-152
McCann BS

Development of Psychiatric Residents as Psychotherapists: Effectiveness of a Psychotherapy Pathway.
(2023 Feb 10)
Am J Psychother
Chang SK, Pellegrino LD, McCann BS

Novel and modifiable factors associated with adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy initiated during stroke rehabilitation: An exploratory analysis of a prospective cohort study.
(2022 Sep)
Sleep Med 97(): 43-46
Khot SP, Barnett HM, Davis AP, Byun E, McCann BS, Bombardier CH, Rappisi K, Longstreth WT Jr, Billings ME, Brown DL, Garrison MM

A pilot survey of clinicians' experiences, attitudes, and interests in hypnosis.
(2022 Jan)
Am J Clin Hypn 64(3): 239-247
Stein MV, McCann BS

Eating disorder symptoms, including avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, in patients with disorders of gut-brain interaction.
(2022 Aug)
Neurogastroenterol Motil 34(8): e14258
Burton Murray H, Riddle M, Rao F, McCann B, Staller K, Heitkemper M, Zia J

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