Breeda McGrath, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist in the States of Illinois and Puerto Rico. Currently she serves as Associate Campus Dean at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she supervises over 30 masters and doctorate programs in a broad range of behavioral health fields including: Behavioral Economics, International Psychology, Business and Industrial Organizational Psychology, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychology, Public Health, Organizational Leadership, and Applied Behavior Analysis. Her research interests include DEI (Diversity, equity, & inclusion), online training and evaluation, remote team supervision, mental health and wellbeing, talent development, strength-based supervision, and cultural competence.
Breeda consults with individuals and groups on issues related to immigrant mental health, organizational culture, cultural psychology, child development, educational disabilities, and systems change. Her clinical expertise includes trauma-informed care, anxiety, mood disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, identity development, and psychological evaluation. In addition to providing pro bono training and consultation for the Young Center of Immigrant Children's Rights, Breeda provides support to schools and educational disability advocates. Breeda has established collaborative relationships with colleagues across the US and internationally in Ireland, Canada, India, Indonesia, Senegal, Greece, and Puerto Rico.
Originally from Athlone, Breeda earned her bachelor’s degree at Mater Dei Institute and taught in secondary schools in Ireland before completing her masters and doctoral degrees at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. McGrath is a certified trainer in school crisis prevention and intervention (NASP PREPaRE) and in the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI). She serves actively in a number of professional associations, including the American Psychological Association (Div. 2, 16, 35, 48, 52, 55), and is a Commissioner on Specialties in Psychology (CRSSPP).