Kathleen McNamara is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Fort Collins, Colorado. She specializes in evaluation and intervention services for separating and divorcing families, and adults, children and families who are dealing with conflict, loss, and adjustment to life changes. Dr. McNamara received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984. Prior to receiving her doctorate she earned her bachelor and master degrees at The Ohio State University. Her doctoral internship was completed at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. McNamara has conducted over 600 parenting evaluations since 1986. She has testified as an expert in parenting disputes and related cases on numerous occasions in several Colorado counties. She consults with parents, attorneys, and other mental health professionals about complex issues in family law cases. She frequently presents at national professional conferences as well as state and local meetings. Before devoting herself to full-time private practice in 1998, she was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University, where she was a teacher, researcher and clinical supervisor for fourteen years. While at CSU she taught numerous courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and published or presented numerous papers on various clinical problems.
Dr. McNamara is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Colorado Psychological Association, and The Mediation Association of Colorado. She serves is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of AFCC and past chair and current member of the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Psychological Association. She serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on Family Issues and the 8th Judicial District Domestic Relations Best Practices Team