About Me

MEGAN A. MOONEY, PH.D.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dr. Mooney is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #33819; Expires July, 2023). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.
  • Dr. Mooney is also a Psychologist licensed with the State of New York Education Department (NY License #024923-01; Expires March 31, 2025). For information on how to verify her current certificate, please go visit www.op.nysed.gov.
  • Dr. Mooney has the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT; E-Passport Mobility Number 8614) granted by the PSYPACT Commission 07/14/2021. PSYPACT is an interstate compact that allows Dr. Moone to practice telepsychology in other PSYPACT participating states. To view current states covered under PSYPACT, please visit https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap. To verify Dr. Mooney's current APIT status, please visit: https://www.verifypsypact.org/.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS

            Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, December 2005

            M.A., Clinical Psychology, December 2001

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

            B.A., Psychology, General Program, May 1998

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D., PLLC, Houston, TX, June 2018 – Current

  • Provide individual and family therapy for children and adolescents for matters such as trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, family conflicts, and sexual orientation/gender identity. 
  • Assess intellectual, academic, personality and psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents.
  • Provide community and organizational trainings on a variety of topics including trauma in children and adolescents, evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment, and working with LGBTQ+ youth. 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Louis A. Faillace, MD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX, October 2020 – Current.

  • Collaboration on implementation of evidence-based trauma-informed interventions. 
  • Provide training and consultation on a variety of topics including trauma in children and adolescents, evidence-based and trauma-informed treatment, and working with LGBTQ+ youth. 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX, April 2020 – Current. 

  • Provide training and consultation on a variety of topics including the profession of psychology, trauma in children and adolescents, and working with LGBTQ+ youth. 

Trauma and Grief Center for Youth (TAG), Houston, TX, July 2016 – June 2018

      Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital

            Houston, TX, August 2017 – June 2018

      Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, 

            Houston, TX, July 2016 – July 2017

  • Training coordinator for TAG Center
  • Utilized evidence-based assessment for traumatized and bereaved youth.
  • Utilized evidence-based treatments for traumatized and bereaved youth.
  • Provided clinical supervision for postdoctoral psychology fellows and predoctoral psychology interns. 

DePelchin Children’s Center, Houston, TX, July 2004 – June 2016

      Staff Psychologist Supervisor, Trauma Clinic, January 2014 – June 2016

      Staff Psychologist, May 2008 – January 2014

            Psychology Team Leader, July 2011 – January 2014 (expanded responsibilities)

      Clinical Psychology Fellow, July 2004 – May 2008

  • Developed formalized trauma program within outpatient behavioral health program
  • Developed trainings for staff and community regarding topics related to trauma.
  • Developed outreach to community partners regarding trauma-informed care for children and families.
  • Administrative responsibility for licensed mental health professionals and psychology trainees.
  • Provided clinical supervision for therapy and assessment cases.
  • Provided individual, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Assessed intellectual, academic, personality and psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents.
  • Provided counseling and assessments of students in the Houston Independent School District.

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, July 2007 – June 2018

      Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, August 2017 – June 2018

  • Provided clinical services in the Psychology Section at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Provided supervision and training for psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows.

      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, July 2016 – June 2018

  • Participated in Psychology Division meetings and updates
  • Provided didactics as appropriate and requested

      Clinical Assistant Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, May 2015-July 2016

  • Trained psychology interns and psychiatry residents in trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments for children and families.
  • Provided primary supervision of interns’ therapy and assessment cases during placement at DePelchin

      Voluntary Clinical Faculty, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, July 2007 – May 2015

  • Served as member of the Training Committee for the APA-Accredited Psychology Internship program.
  • Trained psychology interns and psychiatry residents in trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments for children and families.
  • Trained psychology interns regarding personality assessment in children and adolescents and supervise assessments and psychotherapy cases for DePelchin’s interns.
  • Instructed medical students on topics related to child development

      Baylor College of Medicine/DePelchin Children’s Center, Houston, TX, July 2003 – June 2004

            Clinical Psychology Intern

  • Provided individual, family, and group therapy and assessment with children, adolescents, and families at DePelchin, at a homeless shelter for women and children, and at a community foster care center.
  • Co-led group for a Sexual Abuse Treatment Program for perpetrators of sexual abuse.
  • Conducted long-term psychodynamic treatment for adults at an outpatient psychiatric clinic

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Kiser, L.J., Miller, A.B., Mooney, M.A., Vivrette, R., & Davis S.R. (2020). Integrating Parents with Trauma Histories into Child Trauma Treatment: Establishing Core Components. Practice Innovations, 5(1), 65–80. https://doi.org/10.1037/pri0000109

Mooney, M. (2017). Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Trauma in LGBTQ Youth.  Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 17 : Iss. 2 , Article 16. Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol17/iss2/16.

Hill, R.M., Rooney, E.E., Mooney, M.A., & Kaplow, J.B. (2017). Links Between Social Support, Thwarted Belongingness, and Suicide Ideation among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Students. Journal of Family Strengths: Vol. 17 : Iss. 2 , Article 6. Available at: http://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/jfs/vol17/iss2/6.

Hilsenroth, M.J., Baity, M.R., Mooney, M.A., & Meyer, G.J.    (2004). DSM-IV Major Depressive Episode Criteria: An Evaluation of Reliability and Validity Across Three Different Rating Methods.  International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 8, 3-10. 

Hilsenroth, M.J., Ackerman, S.J., Blagys, M.D., Baity, M.R., & Mooney, M.A. (2003).  Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Depression: An Examination of Statistical, Clinically Significant, and Technique Specific Change. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191, 6, 349-357.

Fox, R., Sinatra, R.B., Mooney, M.A., Feurer, I.D. & Butler, M.G. (1999).  Visual Capacity and Prader-Willi 

Syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 36, 6, 1-7.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS & TRAININGS

Berry, S., Phillips Davis, R., White, J., Mooney, M. (March 2022). Everyday Advocacy. Panel Discussion as part of the American Psychological Association Services Advocacy Summit: Advancing Health Equity and Access to Psychological Services.

Schlittler, R., Skerven, K., Trotta, K., Oakley, C., Esseks, R., Mooney, M. Dominguez, S., Parfaite-Claude, D.  (March 2022). Psychology and LGBT+ State Legislative Advocacy 2022. Webinar presented by the American Psychological Association. 

Mooney, M.A. (December 2021). Improving Patient Care for LGBTQ+ People. Invited Presentation for the American Academy of Audiology.  

Mooney, M., Elbel, J., Walla, J., & Tyler, J. (November 2021). The Importance of Advocacy for LGBTQ+ People. Presentation at the Texas Psychological Annual Convention, Austin, TX. 

Magee, J., Stewart, K., Burks, R., & Mooney, M. (November 2021). Grassroots Advocacy. Presentation at the Texas Psychological Annual Convention, Austin, TX.

Barba, A., Clarke, M., Cole, J., Giovanni, M., Mooney, M. (September 2021). Screening for the Intersection of Trauma and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Webinar presented by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Mooney, M.A. (August 2021). Working with Traumatized Youth with IDDs. Presentation for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission Institute: Cultivating Wellness Through Resilience and Equitable Practices. 

Brymer, M., Lieberman, A., Mooney, M., Dallard, N., Orengo Aguayo, R., Dy, L. (July 2021). Examining The Intersectionality of Disparities. Invited Presentation for Child Trauma and COVID-19: An NCTSN Summit Supporting the Long-Term Recovery of our Nation’s Children and Families.

Mooney, M.A. (July 2021). Creating a Safe Educational Environment for LGBTQ+ Students. Invited Presentation for the Region 3 ESC Safe and Supportive Schools Summit. 

Mooney, M.A. (June 2021). Trauma Informed Care in the Classroom. Invited Presentation for the Texas Association of School Psychologists’ Virtual Summer Institute. 

Mooney, M.A. (June 2021). Suicide Awareness & Prevention. Presentation for the Humble Independent School District 3rd Annual Counselor Conference, Houston, TX.

Rooney, M., Chang, R., Mooney, M., & Killen-Harvey, A. (May 2021). Helping a Transgender Youth Find Safety and Belonging. Webinar presented by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 

Mooney, M.A. (May 2021). Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Trauma in LGBTQ+ Youth. Invited presentation for the New Jersey Children’s Alliance’s Virtual Training on Working with LGBTQ+ Youth.

Mooney, M.A. (April 2021). Psychological Care Beyond the Binary: Providing Affirming Services for Gender Expansive Youth. Virtual presentation for the Houston Psychological Association’s Spring Diversity Workshop. 

Mooney, M.A. (April 2021). Traumatized Youth with IDD: Treatment and Ethical Issues. Presentation for The University of Houston Clear Lake Emily Sutter Symposium.

Mooney, M.A. (March 2021). Trauma-Informed Care: A Primer in Advocacy for Youth with Dual-System Involvement. Presentation on behalf of the Juvenile and Children's Advocacy Project.

Mooney, M.A. (February 2021). LGBTQIA Youth: The Best Practices to Support and Serve. Invited presentation for the Harris County Child Abuse Task Force.

Mooney, M.A. & Ugueto, A.M. (January 2021). Understanding the Mental Health Needs of LBGTQ+ Youth of Color. Invited presentation for the Out for Health Conference, Online.

Mooney, M.A. (December 2020). Working with LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools. Invited workshop for the Region 3 Education Service Center, Online.

Madkins, J., July, W., Mercado, A., & Mooney, M. (November 2020). Strengthening Racial Equity Culture: Highlighting the TPA Racial Justice Task Force. Presentation at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Online.

Reichert, A., Mooney, M., & Elbel, J. (November 2020). Ethical and Cultural Dilemma: An Ethical Standard for Silence vs. A Duty to Warn With LGBTQ+ People. Presentation at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Online.

Mooney, M.A. (November 2020). Trauma Teletherapy for Youth – Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments. Presentation on behalf of Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Online.

Mooney, M. (2020). Trauma Informed Care Train the Trainer. Multiple trainings presented as part of SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant on behalf of Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Houston, TX and online.

Mooney, M., Washburn, M., Barker, A., Tankard, A.F., & Clarke, M. (October 2020). Challenges & Strategies for Working with LGBTQ+ Youth in Child-Serving Systems in the American South. Workshop presented at the Charleston Child Trauma Conference, Online. 

Barba, A., Mooney, M., & Lounds, K. (October 2020). Screening for the Intersection of Trauma with Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI). Workshop presented at the Charleston Child Trauma Conference, Online.

Mooney, M.A. (October 2020). Supporting LGBTQIA Youth & Their Caregivers. Workshop for the staff of Harris County Child Protective Services, Online. 

Mooney, M.A. (September 2020). A 2020 Vision of Psychology in Texas. Invited Presentation for the Houston Psychological Association, Online.

Martinez-Jones, A., Mooney, M., Weaver, L., Migura, M., Mohr Boleware, A., & Smith-Carrington, A., (September 2020). The Intersection of Trauma, Race, & Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity in Youth. Invited presentation for the Texas Children’s Protective Services Disproportionality Webinar Series. 

Zaffirini, J., Camp, T., Colón-González, M., & Mooney, M.A. (July 2020). Back to School? The ABCs of COVID-19. Invited Presentation, Online. 

Mercado, A., Bradstreet, T., Robertson, S., Holland, A.A., Mooney, A. (November 2019). TPA Speakers Bureau Training, Workshop presented at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX. 

Mooney, M.A., Barba, A., Matheny, S. (October 2019). Screening for the Intersection of Trauma and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI). Workshop presented at the Charleston Child Trauma Conference, Charleston, SC.

Lounds, K., Matheny, S., Mooney, M., Weinberg, A. (October 2019). Affirming Care for Transgender and

Gender Expansive Youth. Webinar presented by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 

Mooney, M. (September 2019). Understanding LGBTQIA Youth. Training for the staff of Harris County Protective Services and the Department of Family and Protective Services, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (August 2019). Psychological First Aid for Schools Train-the-Trainer. Training sponsored by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Houston, TX. 

Mooney, M. (August 2019). Psychological First Aid for Schools. Training for Region 4 Education Services Center, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (June 2019). Working with LGBTQ Youth and Their Families. Presentation for the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (February 2019). Traumatized Children & Adolescents: Evaluation, Treatment, & Ethical Issues. Presentation for the Fort Bend Psychological Association, Stafford, TX. 

Mooney, M. (February 2019). Recognizing and Working with Trauma in At-Risk Youth. Training for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Special Youth Services, Houston, TX.

Mercado, A., Pimentel, N., Venta, A., Temple, J., Guillot-Wright, S., & Mooney, M. (January 2019). Migration and Mental Health: Trauma, Health, and Evidence from the Texas/Mexico Border. Presentation at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

Mooney, M. & Griffin, J. (January 2019). Psychological First Aid for Schools. Training for the Psychological Services staff of Cy-Fair Independent School District, Houston, TX. 

Mooney, M. (November 2018). Combating Vicarious Trauma. Training hosted by the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. & Horton, C. (October 2018). Tailoring Trauma-Informed Care to the Needs of All Children. 2018 Texas CASA Conference, Denton, TX.

Mooney, M. (August 2018). Working with Transgender Youth & Children. Workshop for the staff of Harris County Protective Services and the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, Houston, TX.

Cook, C., Avory, S., Torres, T., & Mooney, M. (August 2018). Discrimination & Well-Being: The Civil Rights of Youth in Care in 2018. Plenary Session at the 41st National Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice & Family Law Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Mooney, M. (August 2018). The Adolescent Brain and Trauma. Invited Presentation at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department SYNC UP Conference, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (August 2018). Recognizing and Working with Trauma in Students. Invited presentation for the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department Excel Academy, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (April 2018). Gender Diverse Youth: Beyond the Binary. Presentation for Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.

Hill, R.M. & Mooney, M.A. (April 2018). How to Be Someone’s “Reason Why Not” – Preventing Suicide in LGBTQ Youth. Presentation for YES Prep Pride Plus Summit, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (March 2018). Trauma and Coping Within the School Setting. Presentation for Disability Rights Texas, Houston, TX. 

Mooney, M. (February 2018). Introduction to Psychological First Aid. Live webinar presented to Children’s Health Fund. 

Mooney, M. (December 2017). Self Care and the APS Worker. Presentation at “Leadership In Difficult Times”: Adult Protective Services staff training, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. & Cook, C. (November 2017). Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Trauma in LGBTQ Youth. Workshop presented at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Holland, A.A., Mooney, M., & Register, S.K. (November 2017). TPA Speakers Bureau Training. Workshop presented at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (November 2017). Resiliency and Recovery Post-Trauma. Invited talk for Texas Children’s Health Plan, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (September 2017). An Introduction to Trauma and Grief: How to Help After Harvey. Presentation for BridgeUp ProUnitas Learning Community, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. (June 2017). An Overview of Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment Among Traumatized and Grieving Youth. Keynote presentation at Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe: Coming Together for Children and Families, Stafford, Texas.

Saenz, R., Cook, M.C., & Mooney, M. (June 2017). Violence and LGBT Communities: Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice and Adult Criminal Justice Systems. Presentation at the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference, Dallas, TX.

Mooney, M. A. & Cook, M.C. (May 2017). Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Trauma in LGBTQ Youth. Presentation at the Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference, Austin, TX. 

Mooney, M. & Cook, C. (September 2016). Trans and Gender Diverse Youth in the Juvenile Justice System in Texas. Workshop presented at the Gender Infinity Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. & Keo-Meier, B. (March 2016). Meeting the Needs of Gender Diverse Youth. Presentation at Safety, Permanency & Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Youth in Child Welfare Systems, Austin, TX.

Mooney, M. (March 2016). Trauma in LGBTQ Youth. Presentation at Safety, Permanency & Well-Being for LGBTQ+ Youth in Child Welfare Systems, Austin, TX.

Venta, A., Ruths, I., Mooney, M. (November 2015). Addressing the Psychological Needs of Un-accompanied Immigrant Minors & The Importance of Trauma-Informed Conceptualization and 

Assessment. Workshop presented at Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

McLaughlin, R., Sharp, R., & Mooney, M. (October 2015). Gender Diversity and Expression in Children: Implications for Educators and Counselors. Presentation for the Directors of Guidance Leadership Network, Region 4, Houston, TX.

Mooney, M. & Cook, C. (October 2015). Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Trauma in Gender Diverse Youth. Presentation at Gender Infinity conference, Houston, TX. 

Mooney, M. (March 2015). “Where Do We Go From Here?”: How to Help Children Heal After Exposure to Domestic Violence.  Presentation to the Harris County Child Abuse Task Force, Houston, TX.

Noroña, C., Mooney, M., Casas, M., Tillman, C. (January 2015).  Addressing Trauma Needs of Minors that are Unaccompanied Immigrants. Webinar presented by the Child Welfare League of America. 

Mooney, M., Tinder, A., Stepka, P., Osofsky, J. (March 2012). Engaging Methods for Involving Military Families in Services. Workshop presented at the All-Network Conference of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Baltimore, MD.

Kiser, L, Connors, K., Mooney, M. & Williams, K. (March 2010). Strengthening Family Coping Resources: A Multi-Family Group for Families Affected by Chronic Trauma.  Workshop presented at the All-Network Conference of The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, New Orleans, LA.

Langley, A., Cohen, J., Mooney, M., & Landesberg, T. (February 2010). Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Coping Within The School Setting: Lessons From the Film “Precious.”  Webinar presented by The NCTSN Child Traumatic Grief and School Committees.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT; E-Passport Mobility Number 8614) granted by the PSYPACT Commission 07/14/2021
  • SPECIALIZED TRAUMA-FOCUSED TRAININGS COMPLETED

  • Attachment, Self-Regulation, & Competency (ARC) 
  • Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE)
  • Combined Parent-Child Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CPC-CBT)
  • Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma for Adolescents (ITCT-A)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA) – Trained as a trainer
  • Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) – Trained as a trainer
  • Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)
  • Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) – Trained as a trainer
  • Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCT-A)
  • Trauma Assessment Pathway (TAP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2022 American Psychological Association Services’ Federal Advocacy Award
  • 2021 Texas Psychological Association President’s Award
  • 2017 Texas Psychological Association Robert McPherson Legislative Action Award
  • 2016-2017 Houston Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year
  • 2015 Texas Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year 
  • 2014 Texas Psychological Association President’s Award
  • 2014 Texas Psychological Association Outstanding Legislative Contribution Award
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Psychological Association
    • Texas Psychological Association

                         President (2020)

                         Member, Board of Trustees (2014-2021)

                         Federal Advocacy Coordinator (2022 – current)

                         Chair, Racial Justice Task Force

                         Co-Chair, Grassroots Committee

                         Member, Legislative Committee 

                         Member, Public Education Committee

    • Houston Psychological Association 

    VOLUNTEER BOARD SERVICE

    • Gender Infinity (2012 – 2019; http://genderinfinity.org) – One of the founding members and the previous Secretary for this non-profit organization that’s mission is to create affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. Services offered include an annual conference, quarterly family gatherings, youth camps, and educational programs for the community. 
    • Chester Street Foundation (2019 – current; https://chesterstreetfoundation.org) – Member of the Board of Directors for this non-profit organization that’s mission is to shine a light on the invisible wounds of childhood trauma so that abused children receive the treatment they deserve. Services offered include informational talks and presentations to community members, schools, etc. regarding the impacts of trauma on children.

    Professional Highlights

    National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    • Individual affiliate member (current).
    • Assisted Drs. Melissa Brymer and Kristine Louie with updating content for Psychological First Aid online training curriculum. 
    • Developing an adaptation of Dr. Laurel Kiser’s Strengthening Family Coping Resources intervention for families of LGBTQ+ youth. 
    • Member of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity & Expression collaborative group. Developed a screener for trauma among LGBTQ+ youth and related webinar series regarding trauma-informed care for LGBTQ+ youth. Citations:
    • Developed Trauma Informed Care Train-the-Trainer curriculum in collaboration with the staff of the Texas Health & Human Services Commission as part of the SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant. 
    • Served as a member of a group in collaboration with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health that developed “The Road to Recovery Toolkit” for working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and trauma. 
    • Served as key member of teams responsible for fulfilling federal grant requirements including researching, adopting, and disseminating evidence-based treatments for children and families exposed to trauma and grief.
    • Implemented Strengthening Family Coping Resources treatment model and collected data to support its evidence base as an effective treatment for trauma in families.
    • Assisted with grant writing to secure continued federal and local funding to provide services to children and families affected by trauma. 
    • Provided services to displaced children and families after multiple hurricanes in the Gulf Coast area.

    LGBTQ+ Youth

    • Member of workgroup to improve services for and treatment of LGBTQ+ youth in foster care in Texas.
    • Co-founder of “Gender Infinity”, a non-profit group that organizes conferences and trainings for professionals and community members about working with transgender or gender diverse youth as well as “family days” to provide education and support for these youth and their families.
    • Professional and community presentations on working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families as well as trauma in LGBTQ+ youth.

    Public Relations & Community Outreach

    • Testify to committees of the Texas Legislature to support the successful passage of bills to promote mental health care, trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, and mental health services in schools and in support of bills to protect or advance the profession of psychology.  
    • Serve as a spokesperson for local and national media regarding news stories involving psychology, general mental health, trauma, LGBTQ+ youth, and common concerns of children and families.

    Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D.

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