Kevin M. McKay Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Kevin McKay, PhD, is a Staff Psychologist in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Providence Veterans' Affairs Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Health Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Hines Veterans' Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Health Psychology Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.  Dr. McKay's primary responsibilities are clinical; however, he maintains an academic interest in clinical professional issues as well as both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy process and outcome.  He is particularly interested in the manner in which "common factors" and "specific ingredients" influence treatment process and outcome within the field of behavioral medicine.  Dr. McKay is actively involved in the training programs at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He serves as the Behavioral Medicine Peer Supervision Coordinator and supervises both pre-doctoral psychology residents and post-doctoral psychology fellows in the Behavioral Medicine track of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium.  In addition, he supevises psychiatry residents in the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy rotation of their training program.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Nash, J.M., McKay, K.M., Vogel, M.E., & Masters, K.S. (2012). Functional roles and foundational characteristics of psychologists in integrated primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 19, 93 – 104.

Howard, K.A.S., Budge, S.L., & McKay, K.M. (2010). Youth exposed to violence: The role of protective factors. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 63 – 79.

Imel, Z. E., Malterer, M. B., McKay, K. M. & Wampold, B. E. (2008). A meta-analysis of psychotherapy and medication in depression and dysthymia. Journal of Affective Disorders, 110, 197-206.

McKay, K. M., Hill, M. C., Enright R. D., & Freedman, S. (2007). Towards a feminist empowerment model of forgiveness psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 14 – 29.

McKay, K. M., Imel, Z. E., & Wampold, B. E. (2006). Psychiatrist effects in the psychopharmacological treatment of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 92, 287 – 290.