TERRY O’HARA, Ph.D.
145 44th Street
PITTSBURGH, PA 15201
Secondary Office: 129 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA, 15601
License Number: PS015376
Private Practice, 145 44th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
* Conduct Psychological evaluations for over fifteen counties in Pennsylvania (Dependency, Criminal and Delinquency, and Child Custody Divisions).
*Conduct Violence Risk Assessments, evaluations assessing Emotional Abuse, Parenting Fitness and Capacity evaluations, Independent Medical Evaluations, Personal Injury Evaluations, BHRS, and Decertification Evaluations.
*Have testified as an expert witness approximately 800 times and have conducted over 8,000 forensic evaluations.
*See private practice patients for evaluations and therapy. Patients range from children and adolescents to adults. Part of caseload has consisted of Federal Probation (primarily sexual offenders) patients as well.
Consulting Psychologist - Glade Run Lutheran Services
5648 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206
Provide administrative supervision and conduct evaluations.
Consulting Psychologist - Socialize Right
Provide consultation regarding bullying, cyberbullying, and microagression. Conduct various media interviews, including with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Essential Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Tribune.
Outpatient Clinician, Center for Children and Families (WPIC), Bellefield
Towers, 100 N. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.
Conducted hundreds of diagnostic psychiatric evaluations, intakes, and individual, family, and group treatment for culturally, diagnostically, and socioeconomically diverse populations, as well as consultations with schools. Also, supervised Master’s level graduate students.
Behavioral Health Supervisor/Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Interim
Health Care, 311 South Craig Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
Supervised wraparound staff, wrote behavioral treatment plans, and conducted
treatment for children and families.
Pre-doctoral Intern at Counseling and Consultation Services, The Ohio State
University, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH, 43210-1392
Worked with diverse undergraduates and graduate students in short term and long
term individual/group (co-led eating disorders, depression, stress and anxiety, and
graduate student support group) treatment; provided workshops and presentations, outreach, consultation, crisis intervention; performed intake assessment; supervised doctoral graduate practicum students; received intensive individual and group supervision.
Behavioral Specialist and Mobile Therapist at Interim Health Care (see
Intern Therapist, Ielase Institute of Forensic Psychology, 232 First Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Two year forensic practicum placement; provided evaluation and individual and group treatment to a population widely diverse in age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and who typically presented with dual diagnoses.
Undergraduate Clinical Internship, Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, CA
Supervised experience on sex offender, autistic, adolescent, and schizophrenic units.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Dissertation Topic: Bullying in Children (The Gestural Bully)
M.A., Psychology (degree obtained in August, 1994), Duquesne University
Graduate School GPA: 3.75
Graduate work consisted of training in:
Assessment and Diagnostics: Rorschach (Exner), TAT, DAP, Bender-Gestalt
MMPI, MMPI-2, WAIS-R, and WISC-R
Research: Rigorous and creative qualitative methodologies
Psychotherapy: Individual, group, child, and family modalities of treatment;
Training in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, CBT, Rogerian, NLP/Eriksonian,
Developmental and existential approaches
Foundations of Psychology: Philosophical and psychological foundations of psychological theory, as well as personality theorists such as Freud, Lacan, Jung, Fairbairn, Klein, and May
Developmental/Social Psychology: Developmental and social theorists, emphasizing phenomenological, interpersonal, and postmodern tenets
Additional Courses: Courses in Ethics, Statistics, Physiology, Language, and Philosophy
Additional Training: Supervised supervision of doctoral students
B.A., Psychology, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Included Fall semester of junior year at University College Dublin, Ireland
Undergraduate GPA: 3.6
Taught an advanced placement psychology course at Vincentian Prep School,
Taught two introductory psychology courses at Duquesne University, as Adjunct Faculty member.
Dr. O'Hara has made dozens of presentations regarding mental health issues and forensic concerns related to children, adolescents, and families.
In May of 2017, Dr. O'Hara was featured on the NBC program, Comcast Newsmakers, to speak about bullying and social media.
On 8-26-16, Dr. O'Hara was inteviewed by the Tribune Review regarding bullying and social media.
Dr. O'Hara was featured on Essential Pittsburgh on 5-26-16 to discuss bullying, cyberbullying, and micro-aggression.
In January of 2016, Dr. O'Hara was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on bullying.
In April of 2016, Dr. O'Hara presented on Interviewing Children in Forensic Contexts at the national conference of the National Defenders Investigators Association.
In March of 2015, Dr. O'Hara presented at the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in Monroeville, PA, on Forensic Psychology.
Have conducted extensive qualitative research investigating conduct disordered
children who repeatedly bully and humiliate particular others in a given relation
of substantial power difference. Most of this research was included in my dissertation, noted above. Also, am conducting research on the usefulness of attachment in the Family Court context.
O’Hara, T. (Jan. 6, 2016). Kids warned to pause, then post when dealing with social media. Interview in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
O’Hara, T. (March, 2017). Reflections on Bullying. The Pennsylvania Psychologist.
Supervised Ph.D. candidates at Duquesne University
Supervised Ph.D. candidates at The Ohio State University
Supervised BSC and MT clinicians while at Interim Health Care
Supervised clinicians while at Center for Children and Families
Supervised licensed clinicians at Allegheny Psychological Services
Supervise licensed clinicians at Glade Run Lutheran Services
Licensed Psychologist since 2004
Member of Association of Families and Conciliation Courts
impanelled with UPMC
impanelled with Highmark
impanelled with Community Care Behavioral Health
Member of Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Member of Forensic Subcommittee of PPA
Member of Interpersonal Violence Committee of the PPA
Member of American Psychological Association
Board member of Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association
Chair of Volunteering Committee of the GPPA
Past Steering Committee member-A Home Within, providing continuity and emotional support to children in foster care
Mentoring Program (City of Pittsburgh)
-Completed 24 hours of training through the American Academy of Forensic Psychology
-Completed Association of Families and Conciliation Courts’ forensic trainings in 2014 and 2016 (32 hours), with Dr.’s Martindale and Deutsch
-Several trainings involving Risk Assessment
-Prior participation in weekly consultation group, led by Dr. Robert Coufal, a specialist in sexual offender issues
-Multiple forensic training while at the Ielase Institute (see above)
-Group supervision and training at Allegheny Forensic Associates