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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Full Time Faculty

Dr. Michael McCartMichael R. McCart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Family Services Research Center
Assistant Director, Family Services Research Center
(843) 876-1073 phone
(843) 876-1808 fax


Biographical Sketch
Michael R. McCart, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director of the Family Services Research Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. McCart earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2006. He completed a clinical internship and an NIMH-funded post-doctoral research fellowship at MUSC’s National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. Dr. McCart is engaged primarily in treatment research with adolescents and adults presenting serious clinical problems. In particular, his work has centered on ameliorating trauma-related psychopathology, delinquent behavior, and substance use. Dr. McCart is currently Principal Investigator on an NIMH-funded study evaluating an acute mental health intervention for victims of violent crime. He is Co-Investigator on several NIDA-funded studies testing Contingency Management as a treatment for substance use and other behavior problems among adolescents. He is also Co-Investigator on a study evaluating an adaptation of Multisystemic Therapy for emerging adults with mental health problems and justice system involvement.

In addition to his research, Dr. McCart serves as the Co-Director of MUSC’s Adolescent and Family Services (AFS) Clinic. AFS specializes in the delivery of family-based treatments for adolescents struggling with substance use or other problem behaviors. Services are provided in an outpatient setting and are evidence-based.

For more information about the Family Services Research Center, click here.
For more information about the Adolescent and Family Services Clinic, click here.

 Clinical and/or Research Expertise
adolescents, treatment, substance use, behavior problems, trauma, HIV


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