Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., MSMFT, LMFT
Darren D. Moore, Ph.D., MSMFT, LMFT, former MFP Doctoral Fellow (2009-2010), is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program at Touro University Worldwide, in Los Alamitos, California. He was a recipient of the MFP Doctoral Fellowship while completing coursework for his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech University. Dr. Moore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Moore completed his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Valdosta State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies at the University of Minnesota.
The MFP program played an integral role in Dr. Moore’s education and career path. The MFP Mentorship program helped Dr. Moore develop relationships with MFTs making his transition into the field of marriage and family therapy easier. Dr. Moore’s mentors, Ken Hardy (former MFP Program Director) and Adisa Ajamu (former MFP Program Manager), well-known scholars in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and Psychology, helped him to develop a self-identity as a budding therapist. Dr. Moore noted that identifying with his mentors, African-American males, was very meaningful, as he was often the only one or one of very few African-American male students in his MFT training programs. Dr. Moore received advice on how to manage work/life balance, career planning in MFT, and was able to network with other doctoral students who had a passion for substance abuse and/or mental health treatment for minority populations. The MFP program helped Dr. Moore developed life-long relationships with other doctoral scholars who are now in the field serving in in direct clinical treatment, policy, academia. Dr. Moore also served as an AAMFT Board of Director. Click here for more information.