Barbara McCann, PhD

UW PACC Panelist; Brief Behavioral Interventions for Primary Care

Barbara McCann, PhD received her PhD in clinical psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is a Professor in UW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as a clinical psychologist with expertise in hypnosis. She holds the Mental Health Counseling and Hypnosis Endowed Chair at UW. She supports ICTP’s brief behavioral interventions curriculum and provides individual supervision to the fellows. 
Dr. McCann has worked with patients from primary care clinics at Harborview Medical Center for the past 20 years, drawing on brief behavioral interventions to address anxiety, depression, and related problems. She considers her most important work to be her study of adherence to medical regimens for the past 30 years, across a variety of medical conditions and health behaviors. In the future, she would like to see more primary care settings providing access to brief psychotherapies for their patients.