Katherine (Kibby) McMahon

Katherine (Kibby) McMahon



Kibby McMahon is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Duke University. Under the mentorship of Dr. Zach Rosenthal, she is training in the science and practice of treating interpersonal issues within transdiagnostic clinical populations. Her research focuses on how emotion regulation skills (e.g. mindfulness) influences empathy, our ability the perceive and understand other people's emotions. She is also learning how to treat anxiety, depression and personality disorders with contemporary cognitive behavioral therapies. As a former Vinyasa yoga instructor, she draws upon this background in mindfulness practice to inform her research and clinical work.

Peyre, Hugo, et al. “Latent class analysis of the feared situations of social anxiety disorder: A population-based study.” Depression and Anxiety, vol. 33, no. 12, Wiley, Dec. 2016, pp. 1178–87. Crossref, doi:10.1002/da.22547. Full Text

Franco, Silvia, et al. “Generalizability of Pharmacologic and Psychotherapy Clinical Trial Results for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to Community Samples..” The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 77, no. 8, Aug. 2016, pp. e975–81. Epmc, doi:10.4088/jcp.15m10060. Full Text

McMahon, Kibby, et al. “Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Bipolar Depression..” Psychiatr Clin North Am, vol. 39, no. 1, Mar. 2016, pp. 35–56. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.psc.2015.09.005. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gallinat, Jürgen, et al. “Cross-sectional Study of Glutamate in the Anterior Cingulate and Hippocampus in Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 42, no. 2, Oxford University Press (OUP), Mar. 2016, pp. 425–33. Crossref, doi:10.1093/schbul/sbv124. Full Text

Olsson, Andreas, et al. “Vicarious Fear Learning Depends on Empathic Appraisals and Trait Empathy.” Psychological Science, vol. 27, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Jan. 2016, pp. 25–33. Crossref, doi:10.1177/0956797615604124. Full Text

McMahon, K., et al. “Childhood maltreatment and the risk of intimate partner violence: a nationally representative study..” Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 69, July 2015, pp. 42–49.

Hoertel, Nicolas, et al. “A dimensional liability model of age differences in mental disorder prevalence: Evidence from a national sample.” Journal of Psychiatric Research, vol. 64, Elsevier BV, May 2015, pp. 107–13. Crossref, doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.03.017. Full Text

McMahon, Kibby, et al. “Driven to Distraction: The Impact of Distracter Type on Unconscious Decision Making.” Social Cognition, vol. 29, no. 6, Guilford Publications, Dec. 2011, pp. 683–98. Crossref, doi:10.1521/soco.2011.29.6.683. Full Text

Selected Grants

Evaluating the impact of an emotion regulation intervention on emotion perception awarded by National Institutes of Health (PI-Fellow). 2018 to 2020

Generalizing Mindful Emotion Regulation awarded by Mind & Life Institute (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019