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Our Team

Team Leaders

Michael Groat, PhD

Dr. Groat, director of Menninger's Adult Division, which is comprised of the Hope Program for Adults and the Professionals in Crisis Program, also serves as associate professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine.

His interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, personality assessment and therapeutic communities. He co-authored a book chapter on personality assessment in the Handbook of Clinical Psychology, and he has published on topics ranging from attachment style and addictions to mentalizing-based approaches to treatment and impasses in treatment. He also lectures regularly at national meetings of professional organizations on topics ranging from depression, overcoming the stigma of mental illness and addiction, personality assessment and working with patients with challenging psychiatric disorders. Dr. Groat also presents nationally on psychotherapeutic hospital work.
Dr. Groat received his master’s degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his doctor of counseling psychology degree from the State University of New York, Albany. Before coming to Menninger, Dr. Groat served as an associate psychologist for Capital District Psychiatric Center, Albany, NY. The American Psychoanalytic Association named Dr. Groat a Fellow in 2003-2004.
He completed a four-year advanced fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and systems-based hospital work at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass. He also studied adult psychoanalysis as a candidate at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. He was a 2004 fellow of the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program at the Anna Freud Centre at the Yale Child Study Center and Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute and most recently completed studies at the Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executive Management at Rice University.

Mike McClam, MD

Dr. McClam is the program manager of the Professionals in Crisis Program and an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatic Association.


Prior to joining Menninger, Dr. McClam was a staff psychiatrist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. He also served as a staff psychiatrist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va.


Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. McClam was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. He served in a variety of capacities in psychiatric medicine, including roles in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, among others.


Dr. McClam graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College with a bachelor of science degree and earned a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency at Baylor and Menninger.