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Deborah McIntyre

Deborah McIntyre, American psychotherapist, writer, nurse. Diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapists (fellow); Registered Nurse, Virginia, Florida. Fellow American Psychological Society.


  • McIntyre, Deborah was born on September 11, 1955 in Pensacola, Florida, United States. Daughter of John Joseph and Mary Cecelia (Campbell) McIntyre.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Psychology, George Mason University, 1976. Master of Arts Counseling Psychology, University West Florida, 1980. Associate of Arts in Nursing, Pensacola Junior College, 1981.


    • Child psychotherapist Holly Hall School for Exceptional Children, Vienna, 1975-1977. Area representative Youth For Understanding, 1976-1978. Volunteer child psychotherapist Children's Resource Center of Northwest Florida, Pensacola, Florida, 1979-1980.

      Staff/charge nurse medical surgery Virginia Beach General Hospital, 1981-1983. Intake coordinator, child and family psychotherapist Psychiatric Institute, Norfolk, Virginia, 1982-1983. Head nurse, program coordinator, child and family therapist Children's Service, Horizon Hospital, Clearwater, Florida, 1983.

      Child and adolescent psychotherapist The Children's Center for Development Psychiatry, St. Petersburg, since 1983. Consultant, trainer Project Playpen, Juvenile Welfare Board, St. Petersburg, 1985-1987. Consultant Early Childhood Council of Pinellas County.

      Member advisory board New Traumatology Annual Conference. Participant in workshops and seminars for mental health care.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Medical Psychotherapists (fellow). Registered Nurse, Virginia, Florida.


    • Author: (with Denis M. Donovan) Healing the Hurt Child: A Developmental-Contextual Approach, 1990, What Did I Just Say?!? How New Insights into Childhood, 1999, Thinking Can Help You Communicate More Effectively with Your Child, 1999. Member editorial advisory board The New Child Psychiatry. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

      Co-originator of developmental-contextual child psychotherapy.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow American Psychological Society.


    • Married Denis Miller Donovan, September 6, 1985.
    • father: John Joseph McIntyre
    • mother: Mary Cecelia (Campbell) McIntyre
    • spouse: Denis Miller Donovan
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    Born September 11, 1955
    (age 62)