A native of New York, Dr. McAuley attended graduate school at Hofstra University, where she received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in both Clinical and School Psychology. Hofstra University offered the first combined clinical and school doctoral psychology program to be accredited by the American Psychological Association. Dr. McAuley was honored by having her doctoral dissertation selected to represent the graduate psychology department in the "Best Dissertation of the Year" selection for Hofstra University.
Dr. McAuley has been licensed for over 25 years, and has been in full time private practice for the past 20 years. In addition to her private patients, Dr. McAuley consults in an inner city charter school where she is a member of the Child Study Team, conducts psychological evaluations, writes interpretive reports and develops educational plans for special education students. Prior to private practice, Dr. McAuley spent time as a full time school psychologist, a staff psychologist in a residential treatment facility for court placed emotionally and behaviorally troubled adolescents, and was an adjunct professor in a graduate psychology program.
Dr. McAuley loves to read, write, watch movies, and cook for friends and family. An animal lover, she has had up to 4 family pets at one time over the years, all of which have had geographical names. Sadly, she lost Dallas, a King Charles Spaniel, and Paris, a long haired torti-color rescue cat over the past year. Currently, her tiny Pekingese, Sahara, demands all
of her attention. Sahara is featured here.
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