Megan McLarnon

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice
Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology Program

  • Area of Study: Clinical Science
  • Email: mmclarno@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-782-9995
  • Office: SWH 9061
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Research Interests

Personality and motives for substance use, concurrent disorders, problematic use of prescription drugs, prevention and reduction of substance-related harms

Selected Publications

McLarnon, M. E., Darredeau, C., Chan, J., & Barrett, S. P. (2014). Motives for the non-prescribed use of psychiatric medications:  Relationships with psychopathology, other substance use and patterns of use. Journal of Substance use, 19, 421 - 428.

McLarnon, M. e., Barrett, S. P., Monaghan, T., & Stewart, S. H. (2012). Prescription drug misuse across the lifespan:  A developmental perspective. In J. C. Verster, P. Conrod, K. Brady & M. Galanter (Eds.), Drug abuse & addiction in medical illness: Causes, consequences and treatment. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, Inc.

McLarnon, M. E., Fulton, H. G., Maclsaac, C., & Barrett, S. P. (2012). Characteristics of quetiapine misuse among clients of a community-based methadone maintenance program. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 32, 721 - 723.

McLarnon, M. E., Monaghan, T. L., Stewart, S. H., & Barrett, S. P. (2011). Drug misuse and diversion in adults prescribed anxiolytics and sedatives. Pharmacotherapy, 31, 262 - 272.