Daniel Mahoney, EdD
Dr. Mahoney is native to New Jersey, born and raised in Hudson County. He completed his doctoral training at Columbia University, Teachers College. His doctoral dissertation examined a way to assess adult career maturity. During his doctoral work he trained as an intern at the VA Hospital in Montrose, New York. He remained at the hospital for thirteen years. At the hospital he was given a young scientist research grant and studied problem solving/CBT for depressed and hospitalized men. Dr. Mahoney returned for post-doctoral training at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. Since 1986, he has maintained a successful psychotherapy practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In addition, he has been a psychological consultant to the Archdioceses of New York and Newark. Dr. Mahoney is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York and a certified psychoanalyst.
Field(s) of Interest/Expertise
Dr. Mahoney continues to be interested in self-psychology and intersubjectivity theory. He has focused on the role of culture and spirituality in psychoanalysis. He is currently investigating the role of traditions in counseling and psychotherapy, and how subtle shifts in psychoanalytic work has occurred over time. In addition, Dr. Mahoney is very active in the broader field of counselor training. He is a founding member of the Council for Masters in Counseling Training Programs (CMCTP), a national organization that advocates for inclusivity in counselor preparation and social justice. The focus is to reduce artificial barriers to professional cooperation.
Courses Taught at Felician University
- PSYC 530 Marriage and Family Counseling
- PSYC 550 Personality and Counseling
- PSYC 575 Internship I
- PSYC 576 Internship II
Nezu, A.M., Perri, M.G., Nezu, C.M. & Mahoney, D. J. (1988, November) Social problem solving as a moderator of stressful life events among clinically depressed individuals. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA.
Nezu, A.M., Mahoney, D. J. & Perri, M.G. (1989, August) Problem solving therapy with severely depressed inpatients: A clinical trial. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
Mahoney, D. J. & Noumair, D. A. (1990, April) Convergent themes in psychotherapy from a cognitive and self-psychological perspective. Paper presented at the sixth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, Philadelphia, PA. .
Mahoney, D. J., Waterman, F.J. & Buckiewicz, J. (1990, August). Treating the homeless veteran: A comprehensive model. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Mahoney, D. J. (1992, April) Integrating cognitive and self psychological treatment: Pathways to a cohesive theory. Paper presented at the eighth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, San Diego, CA.
Mahoney, D. J. (1994, July) Engaging the difficult patient in longer-term psychotherapy: A psychodynamic and constructivistic perspective. Paper presented at the tenth annual Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration conference, Buenos Aries, Argentina, SA.
Mahoney, D. J., Roth, J. & Orange, D. M. (1997, February). Transference manifestations of attachment phenomena: Reweaving the fragile web. Panel presentation at the American Psychological Association Division 39 Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
Mahoney, D.J. (2003). Clinical presentation. Workshop presented to staff of Chicago Stand, Chicago, Illinois
Mahoney, D.J. (2004). Clinical presentation and discussion of clinical work sample of James Masterson’s work on borderline personality disorders. Workshop presented to Bergen County Association of Licensed Psychologists.
Mahoney, D.J. (2005). Themes of alienation and redemption found in the work of Bruce Springsteen. Paper presented at the Glory Days Conference September 10 2005.
Mahoney, D. J. (2009) The efficacy of psychotherapeutic interventions as depicted on In Treatment. Presentation to the Bergen County Psychological Association, September 13, 2009.
Mahoney, D. J. (2009).Themes of psychological development depicted in the music of Bruce Springsteen. Paper presented to the Glory Days Conference, September 25, 2009.
Mahoney, D.J. (2012, March). Social justice and advocacy in action: Focus on the NJ licensing challenge. Social Justice Leadership Development Project presentation at the American Counseling Association National Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Mahoney, D.J. (2012, September). A View Beneath the Mask: Springsteen's Personal Stories as a Glimpse of His Subjectivity. Paper presented to the Glory Days: A Bruce Springsteen Symposium, Monmouth University.