John McTighe, Ph.D. LCSW, M.Div.

John McTighe, Ph.D. LCSW, M.Div.

Assistant Professor

  • Clinical Practice with children, adolescents and adults
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Administration

Specialty practice areas:

  • depression and anxiety, trauma and posttraumatic stress
  • spiritual issues in clinical practice
  • relationship and sexuality concerns
  • late adolescent/college student mental health

Consulting Editor – Clinical Social Work Journal, Springer Publications

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis

Degrees and Certifications

    • B.A., Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • M.Div., Washington Theological Union, Takoma Park, MD
    • M.S.W., New York University, New York, NY
    • Ph.D., New York University, New York, NY

Teaching Responsibilities

    Full teaching load of 12 credits per semester including Senior Seminar and Practicum I and II, Introduction to Social Work, Social Welfare as a Social Institution

Research Interests & Grants

    Psychoanalytic object relations theory, narrative theory and practice, psychological trauma and shared trauma, internalized representations of self and other (including the internalized representation of God) and their impact on psychosocial functioning and well-being, spirituality in clinical practice, clinical supervision and the development of the clinical supervisor, use of self in clinical practice, multicultural and bilingual social work practice

Publications and Presentations

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    Tosone, C., McTighe, J.P., Bauwens, J.L., Naturale, A. (2011).  Shared traumatic stress and the long-term impact of 9/11 on Manhattan clinicians.  Journal of Traumatic Stress. 24(5), 546-552. doi: 10.1002/jts.20686.

    McTighe, J.P. (2011).  Teaching the use of self through the process of clinical supervision.  Clinical Social Work Journal. 39(3), 301-307. doi: 10.1007/s10615-010-0304-3.

    McTighe, J.P. (2009).  Narrative, Meaning, and Resilience: Towards a Deeper Understanding of Social Workers’ Experience of September 11, 2001. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences 70 (7-A), 2730.

    Peer Reviewed Conferences and Workshops

    • “In the Long Shadow of 9/11: Narratives of Manhattan Clinicians’ Efforts to Make Meaning of a Shared Trauma” – International Conference on Narrative, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. – April 8, 2011 

    • “The Emerging Adult in Clinical Practice: Negotiating the Transition from Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood” – National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Atlantic City, N.J. (presented with Daisy Rodriguez, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.) – May 5, 2009

    • “The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Narrative and Meaning-Making in the Clinical Situation” – National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Atlantic City, N.J.  – May 4, 2009 

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Hours: Contact Professor for office hours
  • Location:
    Social Work
    Academic Bldg Suite HC219
    College of Arts and Sciences
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