- Educational and Psychological Studies
- University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. Counseling and Educational Psychology, 1973
- Substance Abuse Disorders; HIV/AIDS;Psychological Assessment; Stress, Coping and Social Support
Dr. McMahon joined the University of Miami faculty in 1977. He teaches and supervises doctoral students in counseling psychology and master’s degree students in mental health counseling. Dr. McMahon’s research focuses on psychological and social factors that contribute to health risk behavior in racially and ethnically diverse populations. His investigations involve adults and adolescents in psychiatric and drug treatment, youth in the criminal justice system, and young adults aging out of the foster care system. Studies address social and economic stressors, supportive relationships, personality, and coping factors that influence development and maintenance of substance abuse, sexual risk behaviors, and criminal conduct. Research findings have been used to guide development of prevention and remedial interventions.
A member of the American Psychological Association, Dr. McMahon is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida and is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He provides clinical supervision at the Institute for Individual and Family Counseling at the University of Miami.
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