Dr. Barbara Cadow has been a licensed psychologist for over 30 years.  She has been in the private practice of clinical psychology since 1980, treating individuals, couples, and families in all age groups.  In 2010, she was appointed by the governor of California to the Board of Psychology, later serving as vice president. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, food and weight issues, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  She also provides psychological assessment and expert witness services.   Her current interest in people who have everything and are still unhappy is detailed in her book, “Rich and Famous but not Happy.” (see book page)

Dr. Cadow is a clinical associate in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in child-clinical psychology at the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic.  She began her career as a psychologist and faculty member at the USC/Los Angeles County Medical Center, where she conducted research in the area of depression and worked in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department as a staff psychologist.  Next, she took a staff position on the USC campus at Student Health and Counseling Services, where she provided psychotherapy to students, supervised interns, and directed both the internship training program and clinical services department.  She provided workshops on various mental health topics to the Schools of Business, Law, Campus Security, and other staff and student groups. 

In her current teaching role in the USC Department of Clinical Psychology, she supervises doctoral students in their psychotherapy training.  She has served on the faculty of the USC Medical School and the Fuller Graduate Institute of Psychology, teaching graduate students in clinical psychology.

Dr. Cadow has consulted with many organizations, including the National Council for Families and Television, university counseling centers, police departments, child guidance clinics, the Los Angeles Gender Center, and the Veterans Administration Post-traumatic Stress Disorder research program.  She has appeared in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and on television and radio programs

(see Media).

Her research has focused on the areas of depression, confidentiality, eating disorders, juvenile delinquency, criminology, suicide and dangerousness protocols, and psychological assessment.

Click on Vita for resume and list of publications.

© Barbara Cadow, Ph.D.  2015