Conner McClure, M.S., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. Conner is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, specializing in the practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Conner has received intensive training in CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent Management Training (PMT), that she has applied in a variety of clinical, research, and school settings. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, where she graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish and Creative Writing, and earned her master’s degree in School Psychology from Yeshiva University.
Prior to her clinical externship at CBC, Conner worked as a psychology extern at New York City Health + Hospitals/Queens. While at Queens Hospital, Conner worked in Integrative Health as a Behavioral Health Consultant on the Pediatric Primary Care Unit, where she provided evidence-based interventions for patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADHD, depression, anxiety) and sub-clinical challenges, performed comprehensive clinical interviews, developed short-term treatment plans, and provided consultations in coordination with an interdisciplinary team. She also served as a mental health consultant on the OB/GYN unit, providing care to women experiencing psychiatric issues related to reproductive health. At a different externship at the Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, Conner provided weekly individual and group therapy to students and conducted psychoeducational testing. Conner also has training and research experience in evidence-based couple’s interventions through The Gottman Institute and the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program.
Conner’s research broadly focuses on the integration of primary care and mental health. She is currently working on a study examining the process of mental health referrals in school-based health centers. Conner has also worked at the NYU Child Study Center on a longitudinal preventive intervention study targeting parents and teachers of children at risk for conduct disorder, utilizing behavior modification strategies and socioemotional skills training. As part of this project, she led child and sibling groups, assisted in implementation of skills-based parenting intervention groups, provided consultation to teachers in participating schools, and utilized standardized measures to evaluate outcomes. Conner is dedicated to using research-informed and evidence-based treatments, while incorporating cultural considerations and family systems theory into her work.
Conner is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).