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 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, and her undergraduate degree at 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.