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    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Complex interpersonal trauma within forensic contexts

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Dr Adam Mahoney is a Consultant Chartered Forensic Psychologist who has spent approximately 20 years working in prison establishments across the Scottish Prison Service estate. This includes 10 years working as a Psychology Manager within the female prison estate. His research and practice based interests are in gender responsive approaches to female offending and complex interpersonal trauma. Dr Mahoney has a well-established psychotherapeutic practice which predominantly focuses on helping survivors recover from interpersonal trauma and emotional difficulties associated with violent behaviours. Since 2008 he has worked on integrating mindfulness and latterly compassion-focused approaches into his therapeutic work and in designing interventions to help survivors recover from abusive experiences. He has recently taken up a lectureship in forensic psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and continues to provide consultancy based services to various forensic and mental health organisations.


  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • forensic
  • Clinical Psychology
  • PTSD

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