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McGeary, Cindy A

School of Medicine
(210) 562-6700

Cindy McGeary, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist within the Division of Behavioral Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She earned a masters degree at the University of Kansas and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology at Texas A&M University. She is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. McGeary is the Director of the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship at UTHSCSA. She is directly responsible for training 10-12 interns per year and overseeing 30+ faculty involved in training. Additionally, she develops and manages over $300,000 in site contracts. She has an immediate staff of one Faculty (Associate Director) and one Coordinator who help oversee and run the program. In 2015, the Psychology Internship Program submitted a self-study for reaccreditation comprised of a 250-page self-study report and 2-day site visit. Based on this accreditation review, the Internship was reaccredited until 2023, the longest span of time the program can be reaccredited through the American Psychological Association. In 2015, Dr. McGeary was awarded the UTHSCSA Clinical Psychology Supervisor of the Year Award. Additionally, Dr. McGeary is the Associate Postdoctoral Fellowship Director of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resiliency (STRONG STAR) San Antonio site, one of only a few trauma-focused research fellowships in the nation. Dr. McGeary is also member of the STRONG STAR Consortium to Alleviate PTSD Administrative Core, providing vision to the largest consortium for military trauma research in the country. She participates in STRONG STAR / CAP grant proposal reviews as the Scientific Review Officer which she helped develop the Request for Applications, organized the system for submission of proposals, and organized/led review of pre-proposals for $9 million in funding. Dr. McGeary serves as a co-investigator for the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. In relation to service, Dr. McGeary was selected as Vice-Chair for UTHSCSA IRB 2. In 2016, she was awarded an Exceptional Service Award by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Director of Research Production Programs for the most reviews and attended meetings in IRB 2. She functions as an American Board of Professional Psychology Examiner in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy and as a mentor to new applicants. Dr. McGeary travels to conduct APA Commission on Accreditation site reviews for predoctoral psychology internships to enable sites to maintain APA accreditation. Dr. McGeary aids the Department as the ombudsman to the Department of Psychiatry for Psychiatry Residency Program. She was selected to become a ReACH (Research to Advance Community Health) Scholar and participate in community education outreach. Dr. McGeary works as Co-Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple federally-funded research programs, including programs funded by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. She serves as a Co-PI on a $3 million NIH grant examining a functional restoration model of polytraumatic pain management which led to her inclusion as a co-author on an invited manuscript about pain management in The American Psychologist (the official journal of the American Psychological Association with a circulation of over 100,000 Psychologists nationwide). In 2016, she developed a grant proposal for a novel couples-based pain management program and was awarded a $32,000 grant through the UTHSCSA SOM Clinical Investigator Kick Start Program. Additionally she has worked as a grant reviewer for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Congressionally Directed Medical Programs. Dr. McGearys research focus is in the area of chronic pain. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of adding significant others into behavioral treatments for chronic pain. She is also intere

7/2016 - Present Assistant Professor and STRONG STAR Associate Postdoctoral Fellowship Director University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
7/2015 - Present Assistant Professor and Psychology Residency Training Director University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
9/2013 - Present Assistant Professor and Not Applicable The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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