Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Loma Linda University, 2003
Michelle Moon’s education and training is based on the scientist-practitioner and scholar model, and her work as a professor, researcher and clinician reflects this orientation. Her teaching interests include adult and child psychopathology. Her research focuses on the reciprocal influences of parent and family processes and adolescent development. She has conducted research devoted to child development to develop an empirical basis for effective interventions for adolescents involved in risk taking behaviors.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Moon has provided psychotherapy, forensic assessment, and interventions with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. Her case conceptualizations are derived from a variety of frameworks and include time-limited cognitive and behavioral therapy with adolescents, family systems work with children/adolescents and families, DBT, and psychodynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy with adults. In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. Moon provides divorce mediation.
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, adults and families.
Representative Courses Taught
- PSY 313 Clinical and Abnormal Psychology
- PSY 315 Child Psychopathology