Silvio Machado, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Silvio Machado
Silvio Machado, Ph.D.

Office

Nichols 228
Biography

Dr. Sil Machado (he/his/him) joined the faculty in 2017 with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saybrook University, where he specialized in LGBTQ+ mental health, depth and psychodynamic psychotherapies, and qualitative research methods. He holds three separate M.A. degrees in counseling, general psychology, and Jungian psychology. He is a licensed psychologist with experience providing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, intern supervision, and neurofeedback in primary care, non-profit, public health, and private practice settings. Dr. Machado’s teaching interests include counselor supervision and identity development, counseling theory, trauma therapy, and theories of depth psychotherapy, and he has taught in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level programs. He has advanced training in psychodynamic, Existential-Humanistic, AEDP, expressive arts, Jungian, and sandplay approaches, as well as evidence-based approaches including CBT, DBT, and EMDR. His primary areas of scholarship interest include the application of depth and psychodynamic approaches in the treatment of trauma, queer experience (e.g., homonegativity, HIV/AIDS, identity development, queer spirituality), and the transformation of shame in psychotherapy. In his research Dr. Machado utilizes narrative and arts-based emancipatory methods, such as poetic inquiry, autoethnography, autobiography, and PhotoVoice to illuminate lived experience. He has presented his work nationally and has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Machado, S. (2021, November). The possibility of queer spiritual identity: Beyond reconciliation. Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference, Online/Virtual.

Machado, S. (2021, June). Queer spirituality: A qualitative study. Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Denver, CO. June 4-5, 2021.

Machado, S. (2020). Jungian psychotherapy for anxiety and OCD. Journal of Humanistic Psychology0(00), 1-32. doi: 10.1177/0022167820926828

Machado, S. (2020, October). Queer spiritual identity. Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA. October 28-October 31, 2020.

Machado, S. (2020). I surrender to the sacred ways and walk the inner places: Donovan’s poem. Qualitative Inquiry26(10), 1244-1247. doi: 10.1177/1077800419898488

Machado, S. (2020, May). Dreams and individuation: An experiential session with a client dream series. Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual Conference, Denver, CO. May 28-May 31, 2020. Presentation was accepted; however, due to COVID-19, the conference was canceled.

Machado, S. (2019, April). Queer identity as spiritual identity: Preliminary findings from a qualitative study. 12th Annual Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference, Corvallis, OR. March 21-24, 2019.

Machado, S. (2019, April). Following the thread of individuation: The dream journey through anxiety, depression, and OCD. 12th Annual Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference, Corvallis, OR. March 21-24, 2019.

Machado, S. (2019). Interpretive poetry and the family coming out crisis. Qualitative Inquiry25(9-10), 851-861. doi: 10.1177/1077800418786317

Machado, S. (2018, May). Existential dimensions of surviving HIV: The experience of gay long-term survivors. Presented at the Annual Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Machado, S. (2016). Faggot speaks: A poetic inquiry into antigay mistreatment and sexual prejudice. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal1(1), 65-87.

Machado, S. (2015). Faith, family, & coming out: Andrew’s poem. Journal of Poetry Therapy28(3), 1-9. doi: 10.1080/08893675.2015.1051301

Machado, S. (2015). The poetics of parent-son encounters following negative parental reactions to the disclosure of gay identity. Journal of Humanistic Psychology55(1), 30-52. doi: 10.1177/0022167814522911

Machado, S. (2013, January). Thoughts on therapeutic beginnings with gay long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Presented at the Annual Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy Winter Convocation, Los Angeles, CA.

Machado, S. (2012). Facing negative parental reactions to the disclosure of gay identity: Therapeutic implications. Presented at the Annual Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy Spring Convocation, Berkeley, CA.

Machado, S. (2011, August). What is the lived experience of facing negative parental reactions to the disclosure of gay identity? Poster session presented at the Annual Saybrook University Research Symposium, Milbrae, CA.

Machado, S. (2011, April). The poetics of facing negative parental reactions to the disclosure of gay identity: One 20-year-old man’s adolescent experience. Presented at the 19th Annual American Men’s Studies Association Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Machado, S. (2010). The existential dimensions of surviving HIV: The experience of gay long-term survivors. Journal of Humanistic Psychology52(1), 6-29. doi: 10.1177/0022167810389049