Thomas 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 Departments & Organizations

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

Research Interests

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

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.

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Child Development & Autism, Mental Health & Behavioral Research The Moms 'n' Kids Program


  • Understanding Substance-Abusing Parents in Systems of Care: An Evolutionary Perspective Alberta Providence., Canada (2011)

Selected Publications

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