Lynn McFarrUSA

    Dr. Lynn McFarr is Professor of Health Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry for the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic, Former Interim Chief Psychologist and Training Director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. McFarr founded CBT California (CBTC) a practice and training institute for evidence based practices. Dr. McFarr is an award winning trainer of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies including DBT, CBASP, and ACT. She has twice been acknowledged as Teacher of the Year for the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA and has also received Psychologist of the Year from the LA County Department of Mental Health. She lectures for major universities and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Dr. McFarr is a Beck Scholar and is on the executive boards for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the International Association for Cognitive Therapy. She founded the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Society of Southern California as well as the listservs for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and CBASP. Dr. McFarr was the senior editor of Cognitive Therapy for eight years and launched the DBT Bulletin as Editorial Director. Dr. McFarr conducts research on supervision, training and adherence in CBT, DBT, CBASP and ACT as well as studies on Therapy Interfering Behaviors and Secondary Targets in DBT. She is a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Strategic Planning Meeting, a consortium of international DBT researchers, and served as Chair of the annual meeting of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for 2014-2015.