Body Image and Eating Disorders
Dr. McFarland has considerable expertise in the area of body image, eating, and exercise disturbances. In graduate school, he researched, published articles, and collaborated on a book chapter addressing aspects of male body image and eating disorders. In addition, during his Predoctoral Internship at Duke University, he worked extensively with undergraduate and graduate students dealing with these issues. Following graduation, Dr. McFarland continued this work as a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Currently Dr. McFarland works with clients in an outpatient setting, and maintains a network of related professionals (e.g., dietitians, exercise physiologists) to whom he can refer clients, as appropriate.
Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
Both through his pre-doctoral and postdoctoral training, and continuing education, Dr. McFarland has developed expertise in the treatment of a wide range of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., panic disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety, trichotillomania, tic disorders) utilizing scientifically supported (i.e., evidence-based) practices. In this practice area, he treats clients ages 10-years-old through adulthood.
Dr. McFarland provides career assessment and guidance to individuals, from late adolescence through adulthood. He utilizes a holistic approach to career counseling that balances personal interests, intellectual and personality strengths, as well as short- and long-term life goals in identifying potential career paths for his clients. Whether the client is a college student who is grappling with deciding whether to go to graduate school, or an adult desiring to make a midlife career change, these services can provide direction and jump-start the vocational decision-making process.