Lauren Mizock, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor |

Mizock-portraitDr. Mizock is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Worcester State University. Dr. Mizock is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Mizock is also the Affiliated and Professional Representative of the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr. Mizock received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University, where she was an Outreach Fellow, focusing her research and clinical efforts on economically and socially underserved populations. Dr. Mizock completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery, multicultural competence in research and clinical work, transgender mental health care, size acceptance, culturally relevant pedagogy.


Mizock, L., & Russinova, Z. (Accepted proposal, book in preparation).  Acceptance of Mental Illness: Promoting Recovery Among Culturally Diverse Groups. Oxford University Press.

Mizock, L., & Harkins, D. (2012).  Researcher race: Social constructions in the research process. Information Age Publishing, Cultural Psychology Series.  Foreword by Jill Friedman & Gene Combs. Preface by Jaan Valsiner.

Selected Publications (between 2013-2014)

Mizock, L., Harrison, K.,& Russinova, Z. (2014). Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Individuals with Mental Illness: Narratives of the Acceptance Process. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 18(3), 1-22.

Mizock, L., Russinova, Z., & Millner, U. (2014). Acceptance of mental illness: Core components of a multifaceted construct. Psychological Services, 11(1), 97-104.

Anthony, W., & Mizock, L. (2014). Evidence-based processes for evidence-based practices in an era of recovery and community integration. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57(4), 219-227.

Ellison, M., Anthony, W., Rogers, E. S., Lyas, A., & Mizock, L., (2014). Implementing and evaluating goal setting in a statewide psychiatric rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 57(4), 228-237.

Mizock, L. (2014). Supporting mothers in training and early career. The Feminist Psychologist, 41(2), 7, 17.

Mizock, L., & Harrison, K. (2014). Ageism and aging among older adults with mental illness. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness, Andrew Scull (Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Mizock, L., Covello, C., & Ferreira, C.(2013). Transgender students with disabilities. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 1(3), 24-32.

Mizock, L., & Russinova, Z. (2013). Cultural factors in the process of acceptance among individuals with serious mental illnesses. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 56(4), 229-239.

Mizock, L. (2013). Psychiatric rehabilitation services for serious mental illness. In Michael Shally-Jensen (Ed.), Mental Health Care Issues in America (pp. 667-673). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Press.

Selected Presentations (since 2013)

Carr, E., Mizock, L., Davis, T., & Wang, S. (2014, August). Women with Serious Mental Health Problems: Increasing Awareness and Social Justice. Roundtablediscussion. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.

Mizock, L., Lundquist, C., Hopwood, R., & Merryman, R. (2014, August). Coping with Transphobia to Promote Resilience Among Transgender Individuals. Paper presentation. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC.

Mizock, L., Russinova, Z., Smith, K., & DeCastro, S. (2014, August). Overcoming Stigma and Promoting Recovery: Photovoice for People with Serious Mental Illness. American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Paper presentation.Washington, DC.

Mizock, L., Russinova, Z., & Harrison, K. (2013, August). Transgender individuals with psychiatric disabilities: Narrative inquiry into the developmental process of acceptance. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI.

Carr, E., Mizock, L., & MacNamara, M. (2013, August). Supporting mothers in training and early career: Feminist advocacy and social justice perspectives. Roundtable Discussion. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Honolulu, HI.


Psychotherapy with Women Award. (August 2014). Recipient of the 2014 Psychotherapy with Women Award for manuscript entitled “Intersectional Stigma and the Acceptance Process of Women with Mental Illness.” Award presented at the American Psychological Association Division 35 Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Diversity and Inclusion Award. (April 2014). Worcester State University. Award from the Worcester State University Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, and the Diversity Advisory Committee on behalf of efforts to WSU programming, research, and teaching that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Outstanding Award in Public Service. (August, 2009). Recipient of award from APA Division 18 for outstanding graduate student contribution to public service.

Research Award, Suffolk University. (April, 2009; April, 2008). Two-time recipient of clinical psychology doctoral student research award.

Certificate of Recognition to GLBT Community, Suffolk University. (October, 2005). Recipient of award from the Office of Diversity Services at Suffolk University in “Outstanding Contributions to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community.”

Journal Affiliations

Consulting Editor, APA Journal, Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity

Editorial Board, Journal of Pedagogy of the Human Sciences

Reviewer, Journal of Mental Health

Guest Editor Special Issue, Women with Serious Mental Illness in Therapy: Intersectional

Perspectives, Women and Therapy, press date 2014

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