Editor Name: Donna M. Mahoney
Designation: Associate Professor
University: Argosy University
Dr. Donna M. Mahoney received her PhD from The Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois. She also completed a one year, post doctoral fellowship in Child Analysis at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology programs at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) at Argosy University/Schaumburg. Dr. Mahoney has presented at national conferences and workshops, and is published. Her research interests lie in the areas of anxiety, phobic disorders, trauma and OCD, and theoretical integration. She presented Panic Disorder and Self States: Clinical Illustrations at the International Conference for the Psychology of the Self. An article she authored, “Panic Disorder and Self States: Clinical and Research Illustrations” appeared in the Clinical Social Work Journal. Another article, appearing in the Annals of Psychotherapy, is entitled A Self Psychological View of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Treating the Tormented Self. Her most recent article, entitled An Integrative Approach to Conceptualizing and Treating Complex Trauma will appear in the Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal. Additionally, Dr. Mahoney is on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling in Illinois, the Practitioner Scholar Journal and is Contributing Editor for the journal Clinical Case Reports and Reviews. Dr. Mahoney is a Psychotherapist at Mental Health Solutions, where she provides consultation and training to Master’s licensed clinicians as well as conducting individual, marital, and family psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, specifically obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias. Her practice model is based on an integrative model, combining psychodynamic and CBT strategies. Dr. Mahoney’s professional affiliations include The Chicago Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (CAPP), The Illinois Counselor’s Association, (ICA), the Chicago Chapter of The Obsessive-Compulsive Federation and the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Anxiety and Depressive Association of America (ADAA).