Catharine Devlin is a Chicago-based, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her private practice is located in Lakeview and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Devlin has two main specialty areas: 1. eating and nutrition issues and 2. family, child, and adolescent psychology.
Catharine Devlin received her Bachelors of Science from State University of New York, College at Brockport, where she completed a double-major in Psychology and Health Science. At Brockport, she also completed a specialized concentration in Alcoholism and Substance-Abuse Treatment. In 2005, she co-authored a presentation, with Dr. Douglas Scheidt, which they presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention. The presentation focused on risky sexual behaviors and how changes in HIV treatment options influence people’s decision-making.
Dr. Devlin received her Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at Roosevelt University, in Chicago, IL. Studying under the mentorship of Dr. Cami McBride, she completed her dissertation, which focused on the parenting behaviors of custodial grandparents and the implications for adolescent risk-taking. As part of her education, Dr. Devlin completed four years of direct clinical work, prior to beginning her clinical internship. While her focus has been on working with children and adolescents, she also has worked extensively with adults. She conducted therapy with youth and families in both an outpatient clinic and a partial-hospitalization program. She also worked with adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Dr. Devlin received extensive training in conducting learning disability assessments for K-12 students.
While in graduate school, Dr. Devlin worked as a project director at University of Illinois, Chicago, with the Institute for Juvenile Research. Under Dr. Geri Donenberg, she directed two federally-funded studies, investigating the associations between health behaviors and mental illness with the aim of developing more effective interventions to reduce HIV risk-taking.
Catharine Devlin completed her APA-Accredited Internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in the Eating Disorders and Self-Injury programs. Her internship focused on treating both adolescents and adults with self-injury and eating disorders. She utilized the self-regulation model of treatment, a model that focuses on empowering clients to manage their own lives more effectively utilizing cognitive-behavioral principles. Her internship also included extensive family therapy training.
Dr. Devlin’s post-doctoral training was with South Campus Therapeutic Day School in Palatine, IL. At South Campus, she conducted therapy with 1st-12th grade students and their families in a therapeutic educational setting. During her fellowship, Dr. Devlin worked extensively with students with self-injury issues, eating disorders, ADHD, Autism-Spectrum Disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Working closely with IEP teams, parents, teachers, and other professionals, she continued to refine her skills in developing behavioral interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, and family therapy. She also became increasingly familiar with educational law and client advocacy.
Additionally, Dr. Devlin is an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University. She has taught Research Methods, Psychology of Women, Health Psychology, Adult Development, and Tests and Measurements to both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Devlin is currently a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA), International Association of Eating Disorders Professional Foundation (IAEDP), The Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
Catharine Devlin grew up in up-state New York, and currently lives in Chicago. She enjoys bike riding, gardening, reading novels, playing with her cat and dog, and spending time with her friends and family.