Michelle Moon’s teaching and research interests are in developmental and clinical psychology; she is particularly interested in the reciprocal influences of parent and family processes and adolescent development. She has conducted research devoted to the study of parenting and to child development, and has worked collaboratively with a California school district to develop the empirical basis for effective interventions for adolescents involved in risk taking behaviors.
Dr. Moon has ongoing clinical interests in psychotherapy, assessment and interventions with adolescents and adults in outpatient and school settings. Her case conceptualizations are derived from a variety of frameworks and include time-limited cognitive and behavioral therapy with children and adolescents, family systems work with children/adolescents and families, and psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
Dr. Moon received her BA in Psychology from San Diego State University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship where she worked with children, adolescents and families.