Associate Training Director – Division of Psychology
Director – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic
B.A. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. New York University
Ph.D. New York University
Internship Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Dr. McFarr’s clinical and research interests are in the delivery and dissemination of empirically supported treatments, specifically CBT, DBT, CBASP and ACT. Dr. McFarr trains multiple disciplines across LA County in the delivery of various CBTs. Current research projects include investigations about therapy interfering behaviors and their relation to mindfulness and functional outcomes in DBT; the relation of secondary targets (i.e, active passivity, apparent competence, inhibited grieving, etc. ) with therapy interfering behaviors in DBT; transfer of knowledge from CBT training for front line clinicians and the use of CBT in relation to clinician burnout. Dr. McFarr is also very active in the international CBT community and serves on boards for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, The International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Society of Southern California and is on ABCT’s Inter-organizational Task Force for Doctoral Training in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology.
Holler, R., Jakle, K.R., Baucom, K.J., Radisavljevic, R., Gorgorian, A., & McFarr, L. (November 2010). Organizational and individual variables associated with transfer of CBT practices in a community mental health setting. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Conference, San Fransisco,CA.
Holler, R., Jakle, K., Gorgorian, A., Baucom, K.J.W., & McFarr, L.M. (2010, November). Training Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practitioners in a community mental health setting: Identifying roadblocks and success in transfer of learning. Poster session conducted at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention (San Francisco, CA).
Mallam, S., Baucom, K.J.W., Bedics, J., & McFarr, L. (2010, November). The trajectory of therapy-interfering behaviors in Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A case study. Poster session conducted at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Conference (San Francisco, CA).
Conway, C. C., Baucom, K. J. W., Castriotta, N., Jalbrzikowski, M., Radisavljevic, K., Thompson, E., Holler, R., & McFarr, L. M. (2010, November). Gender Bias in Assessment of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms: An Item Response Theory Analysis. Poster session presented at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, San Francisco, CA.
R. Reiser; L. McFarr; D. Milne; D. Martin; C. Ferriter; K. Williams; R. Pittenger “Enhancing CBT Supervision Using Evidence-Based Practices” Clinical Round Table at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL 2008.
C. Ferriter; K. Williams; J. Davidtz; L. Lovato; L. McFarr “The Relationship Between Supervisor Adherence to CBT Supervision Guidelines and Supervisee Outcomes.” Poster presentation at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL 2008.
Levander, E, McFarr, L “Treating the Chronically Depressed Patient Using CBASP” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA 2009.
Baucom, K. J., McGinn, M., Bolden, L., Ferriter, C. & McFarr, L. (2010) Effectiveness of ACT for chronic pain as an outpatient group intervention in a community hospital setting. Presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.