Dr. Moran is the Associate Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 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. 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. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
In addition to her work at the Boston Child Study Center, Dr. Moran is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and is a research consultant and clinical supervisor at McLean Hospital. Dr. Moran’s research, which has been published and presented at numerous national conferences, focuses on developmental processes connecting emotion reactivity and regulation to risk and resilience across child development, as well as clinical evaluations of the effectiveness of DBT.