His areas of research and practice include Family Psychoeducation and other psychosocial interventions for severe psychiatric disorders, as well as pioneering efforts in the area of early detection and intervention of psychotic disorders in youth and young adults.
Dr. McFarlane teaches family therapy and the psychobiology of mental illnesses to medical students and residents at Maine Medical Center in partnership with the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. McFarlane received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency and fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“When you develop severe mental illness, you are driving off a cliff. Imagine if you could stop a process that’s already underway.”William R. McFarlane, MD. Director, PIER Training Institute.