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Joseph F. McGuire, M.A., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years)


Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Tic Disorders, Tourette's Syndrome, Trichotillomania

Research Interests

obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); anxiety disorders; hair pulling disorder; and Tourette Disorder


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Appointment Phone: 443-923-7718
716 N. Broadway
Room 335
Baltimore, MD 21205 map


I am a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher, who has over 12 years of experience treating and conducting research on childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.

As a clinician, I am focused on the assessment and treatment of children with OCD, anxiety, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.  I use evidence-based assessments to identify the presence of clinically significant psychiatric symptoms and problem behaviors. After identifying and understanding these symptoms, I employ evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with exposure/response prevention (ERP), habit reversal training (HRT), and comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) to help children, adolescents, and families overcome these challenges. To schedule an appointment, please call the intake line at: 443-923-7718 and request an evaluation with Dr. McGuire (Outpatient Psychiatry). more


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D., University of South Florida (Florida) (2015)
  • M.A., University of South Florida (Florida) (2012)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University (Connecticut) (Connecticut) (2005)

Additional Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, NIH T32 / Child Mental Health (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

As a researcher, my research has focused on the application of translational approaches to understand and improve therapeutic outcomes for children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric disorders--focusing on OCD, anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder.  To achieve these goals, my research synergizes neurobiological research findings and clinical experience to develop targeted, treatment-oriented research questions. These questions are examined by integrating information across psychophysiological outcomes, subjective self-reports, validated rating scales, and behavioral observations. Through a better understanding of the nuanced processes implicated in childhood neuropsychiatric disorders across multiple determinants, impaired mechanisms can be identified and existing treatments tailored to provide more precise, personalized, and effective interventions. This is crucial to diminish morbidity associated with these conditions across the lifespan, and inform eventual prevention efforts.

Clinical Trials

obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, hair pulling disorder, and Tourette Disorder; cognitive behavior therapy, habit reversal training; d-cycloserine; extinction learning

Selected Publications

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McGuire, J. F., Wu, M. S., Piacentini, J., McCracken, J. T., & Storch, E. A. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of D-Cycloserine in Exposure-Based Treatment: Moderators of Treatment Efficacy, Response, and Diagnostic Remission. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 78(2), 196-206.

McGuire, J. F., Orr, S. P., Essoe, J. K. Y., McCracken, J. T., Storch, E. A., & Piacentini, J. (2016). Extinction learning in childhood anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for treatment. Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 16(10), 1155-1174.

McGuire, J. F., Orr, S. P., Wu, M. S., Lewin, A. B., Small, B. J., Phares, V., ... & Storch, E. A. (2016). Fear Conditionin and Extinction In Youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Depression and anxiety, 33(3), 229-237.

McGuire, J. F. (2016). Behavior Therapy for Youth With Tourette Disorder. Journal of clinical psychology, 72(11), 1191-1199.

McGuire, J. F., Arnold, E., Park, J. M., Nadeau, J. M., Lewin, A. B., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2015). Living with tics: reduced impairment and improved quality of life for youth with chronic tic disorders. Psychiatry research, 225(3), 571-579.

Activities & Honors


  • Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research, University of California Los Angeles, 2017
  • Emotional Health Research Excellence Award, Macquarie University, 2017
  • Career Development and Leadership Program Award, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 2016
  • Senior Researcher Award, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016
  • Child Intervention, Prevention, & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Health, 2016
  • Friends of Semel Institute Travel Grant, University of California Los Angeles, 2015
  • Conference Poster Travel Grant Award, Trichotillomania Learning Center, 2014
  • Elsie Ramos Memorial Student Researcher Award, Association of Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), 2014
  • Poster Presentation Award, International OCD Foundation, 2012
  • Professor Charles D. and Carol Spielberger Endowed Fund Award, University of South Florida, 2011


  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
  • Tourette Association of America
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
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