D.J. Moran, Ph.D.

D.J. Moran

I’d prefer my biography to reflect the most vital and meaningful things in my life, and so I really should prioritize writing my bio about my family, friends, and love for heavy metal. Alas, this is a professional weblog, and I imagine it is more appropriate to focus on the fact that I received my Ph.D. in Clinical/ School Psychology from Hofstra University in 1998.  I identified my alliance with evidence-based practices and behavior analysis in 1992, and have been studying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy since 1994.  I’ve been fortunate to publish with such luminaries as Albert Ellis, Steve Hayes, and Kurt Salzinger, as well as other fantastic colleagues on various subjects, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder.  I also co-authored ACT in Practice, a case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

My peers deemed me worthy to serve them in elected positions for the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences and other national and state organizations.  I enjoyed my career as a professor for several years while founding the MidAmerican Psychological Institute in Chicagoland in 2002.  I also recently established Pickslyde Consulting in order to help organizations and businesses create safer, psychologically healthy, and intensely productive work environments.

I have worked with individuals dealing with compulsive behavior since the early nineties, and have been part of several television projects aimed at increasing awareness about hoarding, including Hoarding: Buried Alive (The Learning Channel), Confessions: Animal Hoarding (Animal Planet) and Fox News broadcasts.  I believe the human condition leads each and every one of us to make choices that lead to overwhelming life situations.  Pain is an inevitable… yet suffering can be reduced.  When More Isn’t Enough will be reflective, not only of the work Dr. Patterson and I perform, but also of our observations on how humankind can get hooked by wants and desires that lead to fruitless pursuits.  You will get a peek into the lives of some of the people we have treated, and you are certain to get a look into our own struggles.  You might even see a bit of yourself in here…

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