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Dr. Robert McMahon

Dr. Robert McMahon
Professor & LEEF BC Leadership Chair, Department of Psychology

Dr. Robert McMahon is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, where he is the LEEF BC Leadership Chair in Proactive Approaches to Reducing Risk for Violence Among Children and Youth.  He is also a Scientist Level 3 at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

To carry out the work of the Chair, Dr. McMahon will direct a new Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence, which will be based at SFU and at CFRI.  The Institute will serve as a critical resource for understanding the development of youth violence and other serious conduct problems and for developing, implementing, and evaluating an array of evidence-based preventive and treatment interventions for these children and youth.

Dr. McMahon’s primary research and clinical interests concern the assessment, treatment, and prevention of conduct problems and other problem behaviour in youth, especially in the context of the family.  He is a principal investigator on the Fast Track project, which is a large, multisite collaborative study on the prevention of antisocial behaviour in school-aged children that began in 1990 and continues today.  It is the largest prevention trial of its type ever funded by the U.S. Federal government.

Dr. McMahon is co-author of Helping the Noncompliant Child: Family-Based Treatment for Oppositional Behaviour (Guilford Press, 1981, 2003) and of a variety of scientific articles, edited books, chapters, and reviews.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Prevention Science

Address: 
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive, RCB 8211
Burnaby
BC
V5A 1S6
Telephone: 
(778) 782-9031
Facsimile: 
(778) 782-3427

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