Lynn McFarr

Work Titles
LABioMed Assistant Professor, PSYCHIATRY
UCLA Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

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L.McFarr at

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Fax Number:

(310) 328-7817

Work Phone Number:

(310) 222-3020

Mailing Address:

1124 West Carson Street
mailbox 498
Torrance, CA 90502

Harbor UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson Street
Box 498
Torrance, CA 90509

mail box 498

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Lynn M. McFarr is the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral/Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry for the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. McFarr received her Ph.D. from NYU in clinical psychology and trained as a cognitive behavioral therapist under Dr. Robert Leahy at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City. She completed her internship at the Sepulveda VA and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Dr. McFarr trains psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She lectures for major universities and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Dr. McFarr is a Beck Scholar, is Secretary for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is on the executive board of The International Association for Cognitive Therapy (IACP). She founded and the listserve for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Dr. McFarr edits an international cognitive therapy newsletter. She is published in the areas of CBT for schizophrenia, medication compliance and the use of mindfulness in CBT. Her book "The New Behaviors in Practice" will be released in 2008.


Kimhy David, Yale Scott, Goetz Raymond R, McFarr Lynn Marcinko, Malaspina Dolores   The factorial structure of the schedule for the deficit syndrome in schizophrenia Schizophrenia bulletin, 2006; 32(2): 274-8.

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