Brigid M. Cahill, Ph.D.

Brigid M. Cahill, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Box 270356
Rochester, NY 14611

Office: (585) 275-3113
Fax: (585) 442-0815

Professional Bio

Dr. Brigid Cahill received her bachelor's degree in psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1994, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to continuing her education, she worked first as a preprofessional trainee with the Devereux Foundation near Philadelphia, PA, and then as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. While in graduate school, she pursued research in treatment outcomes and in successful aging. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina in 2002, after completing her predoctoral internship through the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship here at the University of Rochester's Counseling Center, she joined the faculty. She worked as the outreach coordinator from 2005-2007 and has been the director of training since 2007.

Brigid enjoys working with a wide variety of students, and is especially interested in family of origin work, anxiety disorders, and trauma survivors. She also enjoys supervising therapists in training and leading the psychotherapy seminar for our doctoral interns. She has been an active member of ACCTA since 2008 and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Recent Journal Articles

Renninger, S. M.; Phillips, J. C.; Magnus, K.; Armstrong, S. K.; Cahill, B.; Herman, M.; Savino, F.; Taylor, K.M.; Vajik. "Outcomes of an organizational diversity initiative: Diversifying trainers to diversify psychology." Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 2015; : 9(3), 229-234.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Department of Psychiatry, Psychology (SMD) - Primary
Staff Psychologist - Department of University Health Service (UR)


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Univ of South Carolina2002
BA | Psychology | St Marys Col of Maryland1994

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center08/01/2002 - 07/31/2003
Internship in Adult and Clinical Psychology at University of Rochester School of Nursing09/01/2001 - 08/31/2002