Dr. McShall is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in couples counseling. Working within a cognitive-behavioral framework, Jared believes cultivating a strong client-therapist relationship is paramount to helping clients reach their goals. In addition, Jared has experience working with families as well as with adolescents and adults with depression and anxiety. Dr. McShall also has extensive training in Motivational Interviewing and its application for augmenting empirically-supported interventions.
Prior to USP, Jared was a full time psychologist with Montefiore Medical Center’s Supporting Healthy Relationships Program (SHR), where he led psychoeducational workshops with under-served couples. Jared taught empirically-supported techniques to improve communication between partners, reduce conflict, manage stress, and improve parenting. In addition, Jared was a psychologist with Montefiore Medical Center’s Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program where he provided intensive clinical case management to families at risk of dissolution due to mental health and/or substance abuse concerns.
As a researcher, Dr. McShall’s focus has been on evaluating whether the mental and physical health benefits associated with intimate relationships extend cross-culturally. Recent studies include:
- The Association between Relationship Distress and Psychopathology is Consistent across Racial and Ethnic Groups
- The Association between Relationship Quality and Physical Health across Racial and Ethnic Groups
Education & Experience:
- PhD in clinical Psychology from Binghamton University
- Internship in clinical psychology at Syracuse VA Medical Center
- Recipient of Excellence in Service and Outreach Award