Thomas J McMahon, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and The Child Study Center; Program Director, West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Connecticut Mental Health Center; Director of Clinical Research, Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Interests

Child Abuse; Father-Child Relations; Fathers; Parent-Child Relations; Parents; Domestic Violence; Substance-Related Disorders; Reproductive Behavior

Public Health Interests

Child Development, Policies, Programs; Child Mental Health

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Addictions, Division of | Connecticut Mental Health Center | Psychology Section | Substance Abuse Research

Faculty Research

Research Summary

As a clinical child and school psychologist, Dr. McMahon is broadly interested in ways the principles of developmental psychopathology can be used to explore the impact of drug addiction on family process and the psychosocial development of parents and children. He is particularly interested in (a) parenting as a treatment issue for men and women affected by alcohol or drug addiction and (b) the development of parent intervention for men and women receiving treatment for alcohol or drug addiction.

Selected Publications

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