Christopher McCarthy

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Professor and Area Chair for Counselor Training Programs, Department of Educational Psychology

Phone: +1 512 232 4835
Office: SZB 5.404A, MAI
Office Hours: By appointment
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Christopher McCarthy is a leading authority on stress and coping. His Coping and Stress in Education (CASE) Lab conducts research at the intersection of health, psychology, and education. The CASE lab focuses on stress and coping in educational contexts, particularly with respect to understanding the stress that teachers experience and how to help them cope and thrive in their role as educators. Another important research focus is group interventions, particularly training counselors to to use groups to promote wellness. Dr. McCarthy also has a strong professional commitment to career development, both in terms of career counseling practice and the impact that career development has on overall psychological well-being. His primary professional affiliations are with the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the American Educational Research Association, and the Trauma, Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience Society.