Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
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. She maintains an appointment with Harvard Medical School as Research Associate, through which she will continue to conduct psychotherapy research. Before completing postdoctoral work at Cambridge Health Alliance Dr. McIntyre interned at Pennsylvania Hospital, providing individual therapy to patients in a community-based clinic, and short-term term therapy to patients in palliative care. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, and her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley.
During graduate school at Long Island University, Dr. McIntyre served as an instructor, and taught courses on developmental psychology. Initially, her research interests were geared toward better understanding how stigmatization impacts identity formation in populations of stigmatized women. Most recently, however, Dr. McIntyre has been focused on the therapist characteristics that facilitate and/or inhibit therapeutic empathy. She has presented on this topic at several national conferences, and most recently published an article entitled, “Therapist Experience, Personal Therapy, and Distressing States of Mind: Regulation and Resonance as Dialectics of Therapeutic Empathy.” Dr. McIntyre aims to continue to engage in psychotherapy research, and specifically, to write about therapist effects. However, she is broadly interested in adult development from attachment-based and psychoanalytic perspectives, including aspects of self-regulation/dysregulation and self-transcendence.
In addition to academic work, Dr. McIntyre is passionate about practicing group and individual psychotherapy with adolescents and adults. Currently, her therapeutic orientation is strongly rooted in psychodynamic thinking and case conceptualization, and it also embraces the principles of humanistic psychology.