Ryan McCarty, M.S.

Biography

Ryan McCarty is a doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2016. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McNamara.

Research Focus

Ryan’s primary research interest is in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders using cognitive-behavioral therapy w/ exposure and response prevention. Ryan’s secondary research interest involves integrating social psychology principles to better understand the etiology and treatment of these disorders.

Publications

Reid, A.M., Guzick, A.G., Fernandez, A.G., Deacon, B.J., McNamara, J.P.H., Geffken, G.R., McCarty, R., & Striley, C.W. (2018). Exposure therapy for youth with anxiety: Utilization rates and predictors of implementation in a sample of private practice therapists from across the United States. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 8-17.

McCarty, R. J., Guzick, A. G., Swan, L. K., & McNamara, J. P. (2017). Stigma and recognition of different types of symptoms in OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 12, 64-70.

Allan, B. A., Douglass, R. P., Duffy, R. D., & McCarty, R. J. (2016). Meaningful work as a moderator of the relation between work stress and meaning in life. Journal of Career Assessment, 24(3)429-440.

Presentations

Rabeaux, V. P., Madrid, K. M., McCarty, R. J., Moscardini, E. H., Kaylor, K. A., Nero, S. S., Klein, R., & Swan, L. K. (2018, May). Do “Psychology of Pseudoscience” courses increase students’ intellectual humility? Not necessarily. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Lazaroe, L.M., McCarty, R. J., Guzick, A.G., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2017, August). The role of empathy in sub-clinical obsessive-compulsive features. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Mesnard, E., McCarty, R. J., Ordway, A., & McNamara, J. (2017, August). Mental checking and intractable OCD: A case study in treatment. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), San Francisco, CA.

Guzick, A.G., Reid, A.M., McCarty, R. J., Guastello, A., Olsen, B., Geffken, G.R., & McNamara, J.P.H. (2016, October). A comparison of weekly, semi-weekly, and daily cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure and response prevention for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.​

McCarty, R. J., Guzick, A. G., Swan, L. K., & McNamara, J. P. H. (2016, July). Stigma and mental health literacy of OCD symptom dimensions. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), Chicago, IL.

Toledano, S., Guzick, A. G., Gernand, A., McCarty, R. J., Guastello, A. D., McNamara, J. P. H., & Geffken, G. (2016, July). The role of self-esteem in predicating severity of OCD in adults. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), Chicago, IL.