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About James P. McHale

Dr. McHale directs the internationally recognized Family Study Center at USF St. Petersburg and serves as Executive Director for the USFSP Infant-Family Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He previously served as Director of Clinical Training at Clark University in Worcester, MA, and as Founding Chair of the USF St. Petersburg Department of Psychology. Currently, he serves as a member on the Steering Committee of the National Fatherhood Research and Practice Network. He has authored over 70 articles, chapters and books on coparenting in diverse family systems. Dr. McHale is a Past President of the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health and served as the 2004 Decade of Behavior lecturer for the World Association for Infant Mental Health. His research program examines the role of coparenting and family group dynamics in families of infant, toddler, and preschool-aged children. He also maintains active interest in preventive intervention and in family systems-guided approaches to strengthening coparenting in families of young children.

Positions

Present Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Education

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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M.S., Tulane University
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B.A., University of South Florida
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Contact Information

727-873-4848
jmchale@usfsp.edu
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