Lauren Mizock, PhD
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Dr. Mizock is a Research Fellow at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Worcester State University. Dr. Mizock is also a clinical psychologist at Arbour Counseling Services and consultant at Leading Changes Associates.
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 care, size acceptance, culturally relevant pedagogy.
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.
Crawford, K., Bennasar, M., & Mizock, L. (2012) Cultural competence in behavioral health disaster response: The challenge, the opportunity. Behavioral health response to disasters. CRC Press, Taylor and Frances Group.
Shipherd, J., Mizock, L., Maguen, S., & Greene, K. (2012). Male-to-female transgender veterans and VA health care utilization. International Journal of Sexual Health, 24, 78-87.
Mizock, L., Millner, U., & Russinova, Z. (2012). Spiritual and religious issues in psychotherapy with schizophrenia: History, culture, and practice. Religions, 3(1), 82-98.
Peltier, M., & Mizock, L. (2012). Fox’s More to Love: Pseudo-fat acceptance in reality television. Somatechnics: Multidisciplinary Scholarship on ‘The Body,’ 2(1), 93–106.
Mizock, L. (2012). Book review: Integrating theory and practice in culturally relevant pedagogy. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 2(1), 52-55.
Mizock, L., & Fleming, M. (2011). Transgender and gender variant populations with mental illness: Implications for clinical care. Professional Psychology, 42(2), 208-213.
Mizock, L., & Harkins, D. (2011). Diagnostic bias and Conduct Disorder: Improving culturally sensitive diagnosis. Child and Youth Services, 32(3), 243-253.
Mizock, L., Harkins, D., & Morant, R. (2011). Researcher interjecting in qualitative race research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12(2), Art. 13.
Mizock, L., Harkins, D., Ray, S., & Morant, R. (2011). Researcher race in narrative interviews on traumatic racism. Journal of Maltreatment, Aggression, and Trauma, 20(1), 39-56.
Mizock, L. (2011). Book reviews: Consumer memoirs: Narrating recovery. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 35(2), 157-159.
Mizock, L., & Wells, Y. (2010). Sexual health disclosure in African-American and European-American women: Preferred counselor characteristics in sexual health counseling. Sexuality & Culture, 14(2), 144-156.
Mizock, L., & Harkins, D. (2009). Relationships of research attitudes, racial identity, and cultural mistrust. American Journal of Psychological Research, 5(1), 31-51.
Mizock, L., & Lewis, T. K. (2008). Trauma in transgender populations: Risk, resilience, and clinical care. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 8(3), 335-354.
Mizock, L., & Harkins, D. (2007). Barriers to culturally competent research: Institutional and individual variables. Community Psychologist, 40(4), 13-16.s
Selected Presentations (since 2010)
Mizock, L., Millner, U.. & Russinova, Z. (2012, October). The acceptance process of women with serious mental illness: Intersectional stigma. Paper presentation. Annual Diversity Challenge at Boston College. Boston, MA.
Restrepo-Toro, Millner, U., & Mizock, L. (2012, October). Abriendo caminos: Effects of stigma and discrimination on Latinos with psychiatric disabilities. Paper presentation. Annual Diversity Challenge at Boston College. Boston, MA.
Mizock, L., Millner, U., & Russinova, Z. (2012, August). Rolling with it: Cultural factors in the process of acceptance for individuals with mental illness. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.
Mizock, L. (2011, August). The intersections of transgender identity, gender variance, and mental illness: Improving mental health care. American Psychological Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.
Restrepo-Toro, M., Millner, U., Mizock, L., & Diaz, L. (2011, June). Courageous conversations: Facilitating dialogue about prejudice, discrimination and oppressionin recovery. Workshop. U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
Harrington, S., Millner, U., & Mizock, L. (2011, June). Talking sex: Speaking the unspoken. Workshop. USPRA Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
Ronayne, M., Mizock, L., Nguyen, J., & Harkins, D. (2011, March). Doing Diversity: Advantages and challenges faced by those in or supporting early academic careers. Symposium. Annual Conference of The Eastern Psychological Association. Symposium. Boston, MA.
Mizock, L., & Page, K. (2011, March). Moving beyond the “ally”: Anti-oppression stances in race, sexuality, and psychiatric disability. Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology. Paper presentation. Philadelphia, PA.
Blanco, S., Mizock, L., Page, K., & Wang, S. (2011, March). Stand by me: Stories of development and mentoring by feminist multicultural therapists. Symposium. Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology. Philadelphia, PA.
Mizock, L., Harkins, D., & Morant, R. (2010, October). Acknowledging your voice: Researcher training and development in race research. Paper presentation. Annual Diversity Challenge at Boston College. Boston, MA.
Peltier, M., Mizock, L., Harkins, D., & Morant, R. (2010, February). “Telling you all of me”: Affirming multiracial identity in cultural research. Poster presentation. 27th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education. New York City, NY.
Peltier, M., & Mizock, L. (2010, February). Beautiful on the inside? Thematic analysis of pseudo-fat acceptance on reality TV. Paper presentation. 31st Annual meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association conference.
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.”
Editorial Board, Journal of Pedagogy of the Human Sciences, 2011-Present.
Reviewer, Journal of Mental Health, 2012-Present.
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