DANIEL MCCLURE, PSY.D.

Psychology Resident

Dr. McClure is a psychology resident at CatholicPsych Twin Cities.  He has been captivated by human experience and the pursuit of meaning for most of his life.   Inspired by several mission trips to Latin America and eager to give his life for others, Dr. McClure began his college career studying the prerequisites to be a missionary doctor.

 

During this time, he also participated in a lay household formation program while serving his peers as a Student Missionary for St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO) and mentoring high school youth.   His zeal for Christ led him to discern a vocation to priesthood at the St. John Vianney and St. Paul diocesan seminaries.  In seminary, Dr. McClure worked as a Chaplain Intern at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis where he was moved by the psychological and spiritual wounds of those he encountered.

Degree

Dr. McClure received his M.S. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University in Arlington, VA. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on the confluence of attachment between couples, the disposition of hope, and contemplation of beauty in terms of personal communion. Prior to attending IPS, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies.

Experience

As a doctoral candidate, Dr. McClure completed a variety of supervised trainings while providing treatment to an outpatient population of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  He completed his initial training at The IPS Center, a community mental health outreach of Divine Mercy University.  This was followed by a summer placement conducting psychological assessments screening applicants to seminary.  Dr. McClure then worked at Vital Sources, a Christian group private practice in Frederick, MD, where he received training in psychodynamic therapy while serving primarily low-income individuals, couples, and families.  He completed his full-time internship with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington where his training and experiences included: conducting screening assessments, providing therapy, and facilitating an interpersonal process group for men in transitional housing; honing his skills as a couples therapist; working with survivors of psychological trauma; and serving the diocesan marriage tribunal.

Areas of Expertise

  Individual Adult Psychotherapy

  Emotion-focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)

  Child-Centered Play Therapy

  Interpersonal Process Groups

  Psychological Assessment