Dr. Silvio Machado

Title: Assistant Professor


Dr. Sil Machado joined the faculty in 2017 with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saybrook University, where he specialized in lesbian, gay, and bisexual 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.