Kathleen F. Clougherty, MSW, LCSW
Director of Training, Global Mental Health Lab, Teachers College, Columbia University
Kathleen F. Clougherty is a senior Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) trainer and supervisor at the Global Mental Health Lab at Teachers College, and a consultant for the Mental Wellness Equity Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She was formerly an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatric Social Work (In Psychiatry) at Columbia University and an instructor at the Columbia University School of Social Work.
Ms. Clougherty co-authored, with Gregory Hinrichsen, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Older Adults. She is the co-developer, trainer, and supervisor for the national IPT training program for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest IPT training program in the United States. She also helped to develop, train, and supervise in multiple IPT trials at the Global Mental Health Lab with Syrians and Lebanese host communities in Lebanon, young mothers and pregnant women in Kenya, Congolese and Burundian refugees in Tanzania, and Venezuelan refugees and displaced adults in Peru. These trials have been funded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Grand Challenges Canada, and the National Institute for Health and Care Research, the UK among others
Ms. Clougherty has helped develop, train, and supervise a cadre of clinicians and non-specialists in IPT in several major international studies including an adaptation of group IPT for depressed men and women in southwest Uganda, an adaptation of group IPT for depressed adolescents in internally displaced persons’ camps in northern Uganda, an adaptation of individual IPT for adults in rural India. Additionally, she developed and co-authored adaptations of IPT for the World Health Organization.
Ms. Clougherty has co-authored several IPT training manuals, including for the IPT- Group for the World Health Organization, and IPT for Veterans for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is currently developing and co-authoring IPT and IPC manuals for delivery in group and individual formats. She has also developed multiple therapists and supervisor adherence scales. In addition to her research work, Ms. Clougherty is a private practitioner specializing in the treatment of depression in adolescents and adults.
Ms. Clougherty was trained in IPT by Dr. Gerald Klerman, the co-developer of IPT. Ms. Clougherty received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work.