Tazzarae Spivey-Mooring, PhD
Dr. Tazzarae Spivey-Mooring is a Philadelphia native. She completed a BA in Psychology at Temple University, a MA in Group Counseling and Organizational Dynamics at Drexel University (formally Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University), and was awarded a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the College of Education at Lehigh University.
Dr. Spivey-Mooring has over 20 years of clinical experience providing mental health services in the community for children, adolescents, families, and adults. Her research interests include help-seeking attitudes among persons of color, multicultural counseling competence, minority mentorship experiences in higher education, and social justice issues that impact socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Dr. Spivey-Mooring is currently employed with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs where she provides mental health services for our nation’s veterans.
- PhD, Counseling Psychology
- Lehigh University
- Dissertation: Cultural Alienation, Mental Health and Attitudes Towards Seeking Psychological Help Among Students of Color at Predominantly White Universities
- MA, Group Counseling and Organizational Dynamics
- Drexel University
- Thesis: Cultural Sensitivity in the Treatment of Ethnic Minorities: Group Therapy and Family Therapy
- BA, Psychology
- Temple University
Professional Certifications and Licensure
- Licensed Psychologist Eligible: 2,000 post-doctoral hours completed toward licensure
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Spivey-Mooring, T.E. & Burgan-Apprey, C (2014, July). University of Virginia Graduate Mentoring Institute: A Model Program for Graduate Student Success. Peabody Journal of Education
- Spivey-Mooring, T.E. (2008, May) Cultural Alienation, Mental Health and Attitudes Towards Seeking Psychological Help Among Students of Color at Predominantly White Universities. Dissertation Abstracts International.
- Spivey, T. E. (2002, August). Multicultural issues and competencies in supervision. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
- Spivey, T.E. (2001, March). A different worldview: Cultural considerations for the socially and economically disadvantaged client. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Black Graduate Student Conference, Lubbock, TX.
- Spivey, T.E. (2000, June). Cultural sensitivity in the treatment of ethnic minorities: Group therapy and family therapy. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA
- American Psychological Association
- American Counseling Association
- Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Honors and Awards
- American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Training Fellowship, sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)