Lauren Mizock, PhD

Program Developer |


Dr. Mizock is a Program Developer at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and Doctoral Faculty in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Mizock is a licensed clinical psychologist and is in private practice. Dr. Mizock is also on the Executive Committee 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 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., & Carr, E. (Accepted proposal). Women with serious mental illness: Gender-responsive and recovery-oriented care. Oxford University Press.   

Mizock, L., & Russinova, Z. (2016). 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 Peer-Reviewed Publications (2016-2017)

Mizock, L., Hopwood, R., Casey, H., Duhammel, E., Herrick, A., Puerto, G., & Stelmach, J. (2017). The Transgender Awareness Webinar: Reducing transphobia among the general public and mental health providers. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 21(4), 292-315.

Mizock, L., Woodrum, T. D., Riley, J., Sotilleo, E., Yuen, N., & Ormerod, A. (2017). Coping with transphobia in employment: Strategies used by transgender and gender diverse people in the United States. International Journal of Transgenderism, 18(3), 282-294.

Mizock, L. (2017). Transgender and gender diverse clients with mental disorders: Treatment issues and challenges. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 40, 29-39.  

Carroll, L., & Mizock, L. (2017). Trans-Affirmative Care: Moving from Trans Allies to Trans Activists. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 40, i.  

Reisner, S. L., White, J. M., Gamarel, K. E., Mizock, L., Keuroghlian, A. S., & Pachankis, J. (2016). Discriminatory experiences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among transgender adults. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(5), 509-519.

Mizock, L.,
& Page, K. (2016). Evaluating the ally role: Social justice and collective action in counseling and psychology. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 8(1), 17-33.

Mizock, L., & Lundquist, C. (2016). Missteps in psychotherapy with transgender clients: Promoting gender sensitivity in counseling and psychological practice. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(2), 148-155.

Mizock, L., & Hopwood, R. (2016). Conflation and interdependence in the intersection of gender and sexuality among transgender individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(1), 93-103.

Selected Presentations (2016-2017)

Hopwood, R. A., & Mizock, L. (2017, November). Economic challenges associated with transphobia and clinical practice implications: A qualitative research presentation. National Transgender Health Summit, Oakland, CA.

Russinova, Z., Mizock, L., Farkas, M., Bloch, P., & Mason, H. (2017). Development and Content Analysis of a Repository of Photography-Based Hope-Inspiring Messages. Paper presentation. APA Convention. Washington, DC.

Riley, J., Sotilleo, E., Woodrum, T.D., Yuen, N., Mizock, L., & Ormerod, A. (2017, August). Coping strategies that promote resilience to employment discrimination among transgender and gender diverse individuals. Poster. APA Convention. Washington, DC.

Carr, E., Mizock, L., & Wang, S. (2017, August). Women with Serious Mental Illness and Motherhood: Gender-Responsive and Recovery-Oriented Care. Symposium. APA Convention. Washington, DC.

Merg, A. L., Boyle, E. J., Brubaker, M., Kompaniez-Dunigan, E., & Mizock, L. (2017, May). Motherhood Derailed: Parenting Experiences Among Women with Serious Mental Illness. Poster presented at Oregon Psychological Association Annual Meeting.

Raja, K., & Mizock, L. (2017, March). Gender-Responsive and Recovery-Oriented Care: Pilot Data for an Intervention for Women with Serious Mental Illness. Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.

Mizock, L., & Hopwood, R. (2016, August). Using webinars to reduce transphobia and promote awareness among mental health providers and the general public. Symposium. American Psychological Association (APA) Convention. Denver,  Colorado.

Russinova, Z., Bloch, P., Huckabee, S., & Mizock, L. (2016, May). Fostering recovery through Photovoice. Workshop. U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Conference. Boston, MA.

Mizock, L., & Russinova, Z. (2016, May). The acceptance process: Promoting recovery across culturally diverse groups. Workshop. U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Conference. Boston, MA.

Russinova, Z., Farkas, M., Mizock, L., Bloch, P. & Blair, D. (2016, May). Recovery 4 US: Building a social media community for persons with the lived experience of mental illness. Poster. U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Conference. Boston, MA.


Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology. (August 2016). APA Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology.

Psychotherapy with Women Award. (August 2014). APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women.

Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Award. (April 2014). Worcester State University.

Outstanding Award in Public Service. (August, 2009). APA Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service.

Research Award, Suffolk University. (April, 2009; April, 2008). Clinical Psychology PhD Program.

Certificate of Recognition to GLBT Community, Suffolk University. (October, 2005). Office of Diversity Services.

Editorial Duties

Co-Editor, Special Issue: Clinical Issues and Affirmative Treatment with Transgender Clients, Psychiatric Clinics

Co-Editor, Special Issue: “Women with Serious Mental Illness in Therapy: Intersectional Perspectives,” Women and Therapy

Consulting Editor, APA Journal of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (PSOGD)

Editorial Board, Women and Therapy

Editorial Board, Journal of Pedagogy of the Human Sciences