Dr. Moran is the Associate Director of DBT Services at the Boston Child Study Center. She specializes in evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) for adolescents and young adults with difficulties in emotion regulation, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).
Dr. Moran received her B.A. in Psychology and Neuroscience at Dartmouth College before earning her Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. At the University of Washington, she completed a three-year advanced clinical practicum in DBT under the supervision of DBT’s creator, Dr. Marsha Linehan. She has also completed Behavioral Tech’s advanced training in DBT + Prolonged Exposure for PTSD with co-occurring life-threatening behaviors.
In addition to her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Dr. Moran is a clinical and research fellow at McLean Hospital’s 3East Partial Hospital Program, where she provides individual and group DBT to adolescents and young adults, as well as DBT Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Dr. Moran’s research, focused on emotion reactivity, its regulation, and relation to risk and resilience across child development, has been published and presented at numerous national conferences.