Keneisha  Sinclair-McBride , PhD

Staff Psychologist

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: (617) 355-6680
  • Fax: (617) 730-0319

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Departments

  • Psychiatry

Languages

  • English
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I strive to bring warmth, compassion, and positivity to my interactions with patients. My education and clinical experience have provided me with invaluable opportunities to work with diverse children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings. The unifying theme in this work has been the effectiveness of evidenced-based treatment in helping patients and their families access and strengthen their own resilience and efficacy. I am committed to helping youth with depression and anxiety through my clinical care and research because I know that with support, these youth can significantly improve how they are feeling by working on thinking and behaviors, facing their fears, and developing their talents and passions.

Experience and Education

Professional History

My interest in psychology developed during adolescence, when I realized that my commitment to helping children and my curiosity about how the mind works could be combined into a career. As an undergraduate at Yale University, I began to pursue this career goal in earnest through coursework, community service, and collaboration on research projects focused on risk factors for adolescent depression. During graduate school, I conducted research on depression and comorbid conditions with a special focus on how bullying and eating-related problems can put children and adolescents at risk for the development of depression. At the same time, I gained clinical experience in a wide variety of settings focused on evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and families. During internship at Boston Children's Hospital, and as a fellow at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, I further honed my clinical, research, and program development skills treating children and adolescents with psychiatric and medical illnesses in diverse settings. Now as a staff psychologist, I provide evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, and comorbid conditions while participating in teaching, training, and research projects in these areas.

Publications

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  1. Sinclair-McBride K, Cole DA. Prospective Relations between Overeating, Loss of Control Eating, Binge Eating, and Depressive Symptoms in a School-Based Sample of Adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2017 May; 45(4):693-703.
  2. Cole DA, Zelkowitz RL, Nick E, Martin NC, Roeder KM, Sinclair-McBride K, Spinelli T. Longitudinal and Incremental Relation of Cybervictimization to Negative Self-Cognitions and Depressive Symptoms in Young Adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2016 10; 44(7):1321-32.
  3. Cole DA, Sinclair-McBride KR, Zelkowitz R, Bilsk SA, Roeder K, Spinelli T. Peer Victimization and Harsh Parenting Predict Cognitive Diatheses for Depression in Children and Adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 45(5):668-680.
  4. Roeder KM, Cole DA, Sinclair KR, Dukewich TL, Preacher KJ, Felton JW, Jacky A, Tilghman-Osborne C. Sensitive periods for the effect of peer victimization on self-cognition: moderation by age and gender. Dev Psychopathol. 2014 Nov; 26(4 Pt 1):1035-48.
  5. Cole DA, Martin NC, Sterba SK, Sinclair-McBride K, Roeder KM, Zelkowitz R, Bilsky SA. Peer victimization (and harsh parenting) as developmental correlates of cognitive reactivity, a diathesis for depression. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014 May; 123(2):336-49.
  6. Cole DA, Dukewich TL, Roeder K, Sinclair KR, McMillan J, Will E, Bilsky SA, Martin NC, Felton JW. Linking peer victimization to the development of depressive self-schemas in children and adolescents. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2014 Jan; 42(1):149-60.
  7. Bilsky SA, Cole DA, Dukewich TL, Martin NC, Sinclair KR, Tran CV, Roeder KM, Felton JW, Tilghman-Osborne C, Weitlauf AS, Maxwell MA. Does supportive parenting mitigate the longitudinal effects of peer victimization on depressive thoughts and symptoms in children? J Abnorm Psychol. 2013 May; 122(2):406-19.
  8. Sinclair KR, Cole DA, Dukewich T, Felton J, Weitlauf AS, Maxwell MA, Tilghman-Osborne C, Jacky A. Impact of physical and relational peer victimization on depressive cognitions in children and adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2012; 41(5):570-83.
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