Rebecca P Barclay, MD

Rebecca P Barclay, MD

On staff since January 2012

Children's Title: Associate Clinical Program Director, Partnership Access Line

"I am passionate about enabling children's healthy development. Families should not feel alone dealing with challenges around children's mental health. I seek to support children and families in overcoming barriers to their enjoyment of childhood and parenting."

  • Biography

    From an early age, I hoped to pursue a career focused on understanding complex systems and helping to make positive change. As an undergraduate at Yale University, I studied biology and international studies. I interned in the foreign service (where I first observed the challenges of citizens dealing with mental illness in an international setting), and decided to pursue a career in medicine to have a direct impact on patients and families. Psychiatry appeals to me because it is a rapidly developing field where much progress is being made to relieve suffering. Yet it also incorporates age-old good sense around fostering well-being and health through interpersonal interactions. I love working with children because making a difference in the life of a child and his or her family can have effects that last a lifetime (or more).

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry July 2018
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Rebecca P Barclay 1 , Robert B Penfold 2 , Donna Sullivan 3 , Lauren Boydston 4 , Julia Wignall 1 , Robert J Hilt 1
      Decrease in Statewide Antipsychotic Prescribing After Implementation of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation Services
      28297075 Health Services Research, 2017 Mar 12 : 52(2)561-578 PMCID:PMC5346490
    • Rebecca P. Barclay and Robert J. Hilt
      Integrated Care for Pediatric Substance Abuse
      Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics, 2016 Oct. : 25(4)769-777
    • Rebecca P. Barclay, Robert J. Hilt, Michelle Garrison
      A Statewide Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation to Primary Care Program and the Care of Children with Trauma-related Concerns.
      Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 2016 Oct. : 43(4)691-699
    • Robert J. Hilt, Rebecca P. Barclay, James Bush, Brenda Stout, Nichole Anderson, Julia R. Wignall
      A statewide child telepsychiatry consult system yields desired health system changes and savings
      Telemedicine Journal and E-health, 2015 Jul 1 : 21(7)533-537
    • Rebecca P. Barclay and Robert J. Hilt
      Youth violence: Assessment and treatment planning in primary practice
      Pediatric Annals, 2014 Jan. : 43(1)38-44

    Other Publications

    • Rebecca P. Barclay, Robert J. Hilt
      Youth Violence: Assessment and Treatment Planning in Primary Practice
      Pediatric Annals, 2014 Jan. : 43(1)38-44


Board Certification(s)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO


Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, Boston, MA


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical Interests

Comprehensive and compassionate treatment approaches utilizing evidence-based pharmacologic and psychosocial therapies; mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, behavior disorders, adjustment disorders, trauma reactions, eating disorders, and ADHD