Adam Mahoney

Adam Mahoney

Dr Adam Mahoney

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Biography

Dr Adam Mahoney is a Consultant Chartered Forensic Psychologist who has approximately 20 years experience working in various prison establishments. This includes 10 years working as a Psychology Manager within the Scottish female prison estate. His research and practice based interests include gender responsive approaches to female offending and interpersonal trauma.

Dr Mahoney has a well-established psychotherapeutic practice which predominantly focuses on helping survivors of interpersonal trauma as well as alleviating other emotional difficulties in addition to reducing the risk of violent and other offending behaviours. Since 2008 he has worked on integrating mindfulness and compassion-focused approaches into his therapeutic work and has design a number of different interventions to help survivors recover from their abusive experiences.

He has recently taken up a lectureship in forensic psychology at Edinburgh Napier University and continues to provide consultancy based services to various forensic organisations.

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Working Relationally with Adolescents Who Have Experienced Complex Interpersonal Trauma: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Journal Article
Amari, N., & Mahoney, A. (in press)
Working Relationally with Adolescents Who Have Experienced Complex Interpersonal Trauma: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-021-00349-x
The study explores practitioners’ experiences of working with adolescents with complex interpersonal trauma. Five mental health professionals were recruited via purposive and ...

The efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention for the stabilisation of complex interpersonal trauma symptomatology in female offenders

Thesis
Mahoney, A. The efficacy of a psychoeducational intervention for the stabilisation of complex interpersonal trauma symptomatology in female offenders. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2086402
Interpersonal trauma is endemic in female prisons. Implementing trauma informed interventions to assist the recovery of women in custody has long been advocated for. It has be...

A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Journal Article
Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., & Hutton, P. (2018)
A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.059
Background: No previous meta-analyses have specifically investigated the effectiveness of psychological group therapy for symptoms associated with complex interpersonal trauma...

From Childhood Trauma to Self-Harm: An Investigation of Theoretical Pathways among Female Prisoners: Childhood Trauma and Self-Harm in Female Prisoners

Journal Article
Howard, R., Karatzias, T., Power, K., & Mahoney, A. (2017)
From Childhood Trauma to Self-Harm: An Investigation of Theoretical Pathways among Female Prisoners: Childhood Trauma and Self-Harm in Female Prisoners. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24(4), 942-951. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2058
Despite empirical evidence suggesting complex associations between childhood trauma and self-harm, there is a dearth of research investigating this association in the female p...

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms mediate the relationship between substance misuse and violent offending among female prisoners

Journal Article
Howard, R., Karatzias, T., Power, K., & Mahoney, A. (2017)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms mediate the relationship between substance misuse and violent offending among female prisoners. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(1), 21-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-016-1293-5
Purpose Despite empirical evidence suggesting complex associations between psychological trauma, substance misuse, and violent offending, there is a dearth of research investi...

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