Barry McCarthy

About Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy, PH.D. is an emeritus professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a diplomate in sex therapy, and a certified couple therapist. He published 121 professional articles,33 book chapters, and 24 books. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops nationally and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.

Approach to Supervision:

My focus in supervision is based on a cognitive-behavioral model for assessment, treatment, and relapse prevention of couple and individual sex problems. My clinical experience emphasizes couple sex therapy utilizing psychosexual skill exercises for low desire and desire discrepancies. I encourage the clinician in training to identify their sexual interests, competencies, and professional and personal values and to be comfortable making referrals rather than believing they have to see all sex problems. They need to provide first-class treatment for both “mainstream individual/couple problems as well as for “alternative sexualities” individual/couple problems. I really enjoy the supervision/consultation process.