Zella Moore, PSYD

Zella Moore, PSYD

Associate Professor

Department : Psychology

Email : zella.moore@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7810

Office : DLS 446

Education

PSYD, La Salle University
PHD, La Salle University
BA, University of North Florida

Research

Since my doctorate is in clinical psychology, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with clients whose psychopathology spans the entire spectrum. From this, my primary research interests are therefore also diverse.

Specifically, my research interests and activities follow several distinct, yet somewhat overlapping paths:
 
1) Investigating numerous constructs related to anger, aggression, and violence, with a particular focus on anger dyscontrol and the associated intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences. This line of research includes: (a) co-development of the Anger Avoidance Model, a comprehensive and evidence-based theoretical model related to the pathogenesis and psychopathology of clinical anger and its behavioral manifestations; (b) co-development of Contextual Anger Regulation Therapy (CART), an integrative and evidence-based treatment approach for this challenging clinical phenomenon; (c) investigation of associated anger- and violence-related constructs.
 
2) Investigating various constructs related to mindfulness, emotion dysregulation, and experiential avoidance, and their relationship to negative emotional states. This area also includes investigating the factor structure of a variety of recently developed measures in these areas, and has also led to practical applications investigating several specific clinical and subclinical phenomena related to eating pathology, attachment styles, and perfectionism.
 
3) Investigating various areas of clinical sport psychology, particularly theory development of performance dysfunction, evaluation of the empirical support for traditional sport psychology interventions, classification of athletes’ psychological and performance issues, mechanisms of action, and ethical dilemmas in sport psychology practice. I am also the co-developer of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement. The MAC intervention protocol helps clients in high pressure positions reach and maintain consistent optimal performance states, and is used worldwide with high performing athletes, military personnel, business professionals, sales teams, performing artists, and medical and fire personnel.
 

Publications & Professional Activities

Text Publications:

  • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (in process). A multidisciplinary approach to the complete psychological care of the athlete. New York: Springer.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2014). Contextual anger regulation therapy: A mindfulness and acceptance-based approach. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2007). The psychology of enhancing human performance: The Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2006). Clinical sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Journal and Chapter Publications, etc.:

  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (in press). Sports performance interventions. In R. Cautin, & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical psychology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (in press). Mindfulness and performance: An integrative perspective. In A. Ie, C. Ngnoumen, & E. Langer (Eds.), Handbook of mindfulness. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Moore, Z. E. (in press). Centering. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (in press). Mindfulness. In R. C. Eklund, & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2013). Contextual anger regulation therapy (CART): An acceptance-based treatment for domestic and non-domestic violent offenders. In R. C. Tafrate, & D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2012). Mindfulness and acceptance models in sport psychology: A decade of basic and applied scientific advancements. Canadian Psychology, 53(4), 309-318.
  • Moore, Z. E. (2012). Performers in distress: Counseling issues. In S. Murphy (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of sport and performance psychology (pp. 527-544). New York: Oxford.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2012). A scientific revolution in sport psychology: Challenges and opportunities in the assimilation and delivery of acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Athletic Insight, 4(1), 49-63.
  • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2011). Clinical sport psychology: From enhanced performance to psychological wellbeing. In T. Morris, & P. Terry (Eds.), The new sport and exercise psychology companion (pp. 381-401). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Moore, Z. E., & Gardner, F. L. (2011). Understanding models of performance enhancement from the perspective of emotion regulation. Athletic Insight, 3(3), 247-260.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2010). Acceptance-based behavioral therapies and sport. In S. Hanrahan, & M. Andersen (Eds.), Handbook of applied sport psychology (pp. 186-193). New York: Routledge.
  • Moore, Z. E. (2009). Theoretical and empirical developments of the Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment (MAC) approach to performance enhancement. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 3(4), 291-302.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2008). Understanding clinical anger and violence: The anger avoidance model. Behavior Modification, 32(6), 897-912.
  • Moore, Z. E., Ciampa, R., Wright, E., & Wilsnack, J. (2007). Evidence-based interventions for the treatment of eating disorders. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1(4), 371-378.
  • Moore, Z. E. (2007).  Critical thinking and evidence-based practice of sport psychology. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1(1), 9-22.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2005). Using a case formulation approach in sport psychology consulting. The Sport Psychologist, 19, 430-445.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). A Mindfulness-Acceptance-Commitment based approach to performance enhancement: Theoretical considerations. Behavior Therapy, 35(4), 707-723.
  • Gardner, F. L., & Moore, Z. E. (2004). The Multi-level Classification System for Sport Psychology (MCS-SP). The Sport Psychologist, 18(1), 89-109.
  • Moore, Z. E. (2003). Ethical dilemmas in sport psychology: Discussion and recommendations for practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(6), 601-610.

Conference Papers:

I have presented over 100 papers, symposia, and workshops at national and international conferences around the world, such as:
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies
  • World Congress for Psychotherapy
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • World Congress of Sport Psychology

Honors & Awards

  • 2006-2007 “Aaron T. Beck Outstanding Practitioner-Scientist Award” recipient
  • 2002-2003 “Dissertation of the Year Award” recipient
  • 2002 “Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation’s Education Award” recipient

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • World Congress of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT)
  • World Congress for Psychotherapy
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • World Congress of Sport Psychology

Other

Founding Senior Associate Editor
Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology (peer-reviewed scientific journal)

 

Program/Curriculum Development Consultant

West Point Military Academy, U.S. Army’s CSF-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP)

 

Program Development Consultant

Australian Institute of Sport (Australian Olympic Committee)

 

Member of the Ethics Committee for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)

 

Ad Hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals

 

Editorial Board member for the journal: Athletic Insight

 

 
 

Courses Taught/Teaching

LLRN 123      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 150      Roots: Psychology
PSYC 203      Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC 302      Psychological Testing
PSYC 421      Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 437      Contemporary Psychotherapy

PSYC 429      Research in Psychology
PSYC 430      Research in Psychology