Shannon McIntyre

Antioch University
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Dr. McIntyre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where she provided psychodynamic treatment to adult patients. Dr. McIntyre also interned at Pennsylvania Hospital, providing individual therapy to patients in a community-based clinic and to patients in palliative care. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn and her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. McIntyre is broadly interested in adult development from attachment-based and psychoanalytic perspectives, as well as psychotherapy process and outcome. Initially, her research interests were geared toward better understanding how stigmatization impacts identity formation in women. More recently, however, Dr. McIntyre has been focused on the therapist characteristics that facilitate and/or inhibit therapeutic empathy. She has consequently presented at national conferences and co-authored articles related to the empathic process. As a Research Associate at the Program for Psychotherapy, Dr. McIntyre will continue to conduct research on therapeutic empathy and on topics related to psychotherapy more generally.

In addition to academic work, Dr. McIntyre maintains a small private practice with adult patients. Her therapeutic orientation embraces the principles of humanistic psychology, and it is primarily rooted in psychodynamic thinking and case conceptualization.

Shannon McIntyre, PhD



Core Faculty

Clinical Psychology

  • McIntyre, S.L. (2023). The Role of Empathic Listening in Rupture-Repair Training. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 58(1), 8-10.
  • McIntyre, S.L & Samstag, LW (2021). Promoting an empathic dialectic for therapeutic change: An integrative review. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy: On the Cutting Edge of Modern Developments in Psychotherapy. Advance online publication.
  • McIntyre, S.L. (2020, August). Navigating the empathic process during a global pandemic. [Web article]. Retrieved from
  • McIntyre, S.L. & Samstag, LW (2020). An integrative review of therapeutic empathy. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 55(1).
  • McIntyre, S.L. & Samstag, L.W., Haden, S.C., & Duncan, J.W. (2019). Therapist experience, personal therapy, and distressing states of mind: Regulation and resonance as dialectics of therapeutic empathy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy: On the Cutting Edge of Modern Developments in Psychotherapy, 49(4), 203-212.
  • Drill, R., Drinkwater, R., Ernst, J., Gill, A., Hunnicutt, P., McIntyre, S.L., Potter, C.M., Richardson, H., Beinashowitz, J. (2018). The vicissitudes of conducting psychodynamic research in a naturalistic setting. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.), 56(1), 126–133.
  • Turner, B. & McIntyre, S.L. (2023). Impact of telehealth on the formation of the Working Alliance. Poster will be presented at the New England Psychological Association. Worcester, MA
  • Stephenson, K., & McIntyre, S.L. (2022). What therapist disengagement tells us about patient personality and interpersonal style. Poster presented at American Psychological Association’s 2022 Annual Convention. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Stephenson, K., & McIntyre, S.L. (2022). Therapist disengagement, patient personality, and interpersonal style. Will be presented at 41st Annual Spring Meeting: Trauma and Transcendence. Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology, Division 39 of the APA. Chicago, IL.
  • McIntyre, S.L., Drill, R., & Beinashowitz, J. (2020). Armed with Awareness: Understanding the Link between Patients` Personality Pathology and Therapists` Negative Countertransference. Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) Annual Conference 2020. Amherst, MA. (Conference Canceled)
  • McIntyre, S.L., & Samstag, L.W. (2018). When self-oriented states serve as a mechanism of change: The impact of therapist experience and personal therapy on preoccupied attachment, shame, fear, and personal distress empathy. Paper presented at American Psychological Association’s Division 32 Hospitality Suite. San Francisco, CA.
  • Drinkwater, R., McIntyre, S.L., Coyne, A., Ernst, J., Berlin, J., Drill, R., & Beinashowitz, J. (February, 2019). The five-factor model of personality and divergence in the working alliance between therapists and patients. Poster presented at the 106th Annual Meeting for the American Psychoanalytic Association. New York, NY.
  • McIntyre, S.L., Ortega, S.O., Beinashowitz, J., & Drill, R. (June 2018). Paranoid, according to who? An investigation of therapists’ countertransference responses to patient paranoia. Poster presented at Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. New York, NY.
  • McIntyre, S.L., Samstag, L.W., Haden, S.C., & Duncan, J.W. (June 2018). Personal distress empathy: The key to an integrated and trans-theoretical definition of empathy. Poster presented at Society for Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. New York, NY.
  • Drinkwater, R., Berlin, J., Ernst, J., McIntyre, S.L., Drill, R., & Beinashowitz, J. (April, 2018). Patient personality factors and convergence/divergence in the working alliance. Poster presented at Cambridge Health Alliance Academic Poster Session. Cambridge, MA.
  • Drinkwater, R., Westerling, T., Potter, C., McIntyre, S.L., Beinashowitz, J., & Drill, R. (April 2018). Countertransference and attachment style: A concurrent analysis. Poster presented at Harvard Psychiatry Research Day. Cambridge, MA.
  • Bargdill, et al. (March, 2016). Humanistic Contribution to Psychology 101: A new collaborative book. Chapter presented at the APA Division 32 Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • 2020-2022: Contributed to the Psychoanalytic Psychology Specialty Petition for the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Subspecialties in Professional Psychology (CRSSPP)
  • 2020-Present: Served as Director of Internship at Antioch University New England
  • 2020-Present: Served as Early Career Representative for the Psychoanalytic Specialty Council
  • 2018-2019: Served as a Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at CHA/Harvard Medical School
  • Psychological Development
  • Psychopathology and Behavioral Disorders
  • Therapeutic Empathy: Contemporary Theories and Clinical Applications.
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