Jake Mahon, PhD, BCBA-D
Licensed Child Clinical Psychologist
Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jake completed his undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral training all at the University of Oregon (UO) en route to licensure as a Child Clinical Psychologist and Doctoral-level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). Prior to which, Jake held a wide assortment of roles, including preschool teacher, wildland firefighter, clinical director of a school-based substance abuse counseling program, juvenile work crew supervisor, ABA therapist and supervisor, statistics consultant, and fishing guide in Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon. Jake also volunteered for over a decade with Committed Partners for Youth mentoring program, Northwest Steelheaders, and Special Olympics, and in 2011, he was selected to coach the US Special Olympics swimming team in Athens, Greece.
- B.A., Psychology with honors, December 2005, University of Oregon, Dept. of Psychology.
Areas of concentration: Substance Abuse Prevention, Dev. Psychopathology
- M.S., Special Education, December 2016, University of Oregon, College of Education.
- Ph.D., School Psychology, June 2018, University of Oregon.
Predoctoral internship: Behavioral Pediatrics in Integrated Care,
Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
- Postdoctoral fellowship: Department of Pediatric Psychology, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC), Institute on Development and Disability, Oregon Health & Science University.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSURES
- Clinical Psychologist
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D)
- Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
After receiving his PhD, Jake completed a 12-month postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he provided behavioral health services to children and their families in the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center (HSDHC). Jake also responded to inpatient behavioral health consultation requests in all Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (DCH) pediatric specialty clinics, the pediatric intensive care unit, and pediatric emergency department. Jake also periodically supervised practicum students and predoctoral interns across a number of CDRC and DCH clinics, including the multidisciplinary autism diagnostic clinic, behavioral health screening clinic for neuro-oncology, and the LEND fellowship program multidisciplinary diagnostic clinic. Jake’s research during fellowship included improving behavioral health screening procedures in the HSDHC, program evaluation for the Novel Interventions in Children’s Healthcare (NICH) program, and evaluation of reliability and validity of a measure of adherence to the diabetes regimen for children with type 1 diabetes.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST
Jake is especially interested in working with children and families who are at disproportionate risk for poor developmental outcomes; especially families who are economically disadvantaged and in rural communities of Oregon. More specifically, Jake specializes, and is interested in, applied behavior analysis, early intervention, assessment and intervention efficiency, fidelity of implementation, behavioral parent training, family functioning, school consultation, chronic health condition management, mentoring
at-risk youth, substance abuse prevention, and resiliency. Jake is highly motivated to serve children and families with complex psychosocial profiles and limited access to care. As a result, Jake is motivated and able to deliver services across the state of Oregon through telemedicine (like Skype or FaceTime). Jake is also highly interested in applied clinical research, with experience using both single case and group designs. His research experience spans a number of focal areas, including ADHD diagnostics, college student marijuana use, parent training program effectiveness, efficiency and effectiveness in treatments for autism, consultation models for training paraprofessionals, and program evaluation for mentoring and other programs.
- Medford, OR and surrounding communities.
- Telemedicine services across all Oregon (first visit must be in-person).
- Comprehensive psychological evaluation (up to college-age).
Including, but not limited to, concerns for Autism, ADHD, learning disorders, mood disorders, anxiety-related disorders, stress-related disorders, suicidal ideation, developmental delay, intellectual functioning, adaptive functioning, antisocial behavior.
- Comprehensive academic evaluation (up to high school age).
- Outpatient psychotherapy (e.g., CBT, ERP, ACT).
- Outpatient Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.
Including, but not limited to, behavioral parent training, functional communication training (FCT), social skills training, noncompliance, toileting, feeding, disruptive behavior, aggression, self-injury, pica, stereotypy.
- Behavioral management of chronic health conditions (e.g., type 1 diabetes, CF, chronic pain, etc).
- Family therapy (e.g., Family Check Up).
Including, but not limited to, addressing communication, abuse history in family, child non-compliance/deviancy/risk behavior, substance use in family, setting and maintaining expectations and rules.
- Behavioral parent training.
- Family therapy (e.g., Family Check Up).
- Fee for service (private pay) available starting mid-to-late August 2019.
- Accepts most private insurance companies starting October-November 2019.
- Any concerns related to mood, anxiety, or stress response in individuals college-age or younger.
- Any concerns related to autism, ADHD, learning, intellectual functioning, or other social, emotional, cognitive, or adaptive developmental concerns.
- Less-than-optimal adherence to medical regimen (especially T1D).
- Family stress, dysfunction, or clear need for parent training re: behavior management/communication.
Jake and his wife, Elise, were born and raised in the Rogue Valley and consider the Rogue River their home base. When not working or volunteering, you can find Jake guiding fishing trips for steelhead, archery hunting, backpacking into remote areas of Oregon, or training his dog to sniff out shed deer and elk antlers.