Rebecca P. Barclay, MD

Rebecca P. Barclay, MD

Children's Title: Associate Clinical Program Director of the 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."

  • 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).

  • 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
  • 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 March 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 July 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, St Louis


Harvard Longwood Psychiatry, Boston


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

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