Lauren Mizock, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. San Francisco, CA, US

Lauren Mizock, PhD Lauren Mizock, PhD

Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

San Francisco, CA, US
Doctoral Faculty in the School of Psychology

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Lauren Mizock, PhD, is doctoral faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program at Fielding Graduate University. Prior, Lauren was tenure-track faculty at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. Lauren is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and California. Lauren is also on the Executive Committee of the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Lauren received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University and completed her predoctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise include multicultural competence in research and clinical work, transgender mental health care, psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery, size acceptance, and culturally relevant pedagogy.

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Research Mental Health Care

Areas of Expertise (15)

Legal Ethical and Professional Practice Psychopathology Humanistic and Existential Theory / Therapy Women's Mental Health Serious Mental Illness Psychosocial Rehabilitation Multicultural Psychology Size Acceptance Transgender Mental Health Recovery-Oriented Care Psychotherapy Human Sexuality Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy Gender Issues in Psychotherapy Narrative Therapy

Accomplishments (5)

Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology (professional)

(2016) American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology

Psychotherapy with Women Award (professional)

(2014) Awarded by APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women.

Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award (professional)

(2014) Awarded by Worcester State University.

Research Award (professional)

Awarded by Suffolk University in 2008 and 2009.

Certificate of Recognition (professional)

(2005) Awarded in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community at Suffolk University.

Education (2)

Suffolk University: PhD, Clinical Psychology

Oberlin College: BA, Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies

Affiliations (5)

  • Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Div. 35): Executive Committee
  • American Psychological Association (APA) : Member
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues (APA Div. 44) : Member
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA Div. 9) : Member
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists : Member ID #54937

Event Appearances (10)

Using webinars to reduce transphobia and promote awareness among mental health providers and the general public (with R. Hopwood)

(August, 2016) APA Convention  Denver, CO

Fostering recovery through Photovoice (Workshop with Z. Russinova and S. Huckabee)

(May, 2016) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Conference  Boston, MA

The acceptance process: Promoting recovery across culturally diverse groups (Workshop with Z. Russinova)

(May, 2016) US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Conference  Boston, MA

Recovery 4 US: Building a social media community for persons with the lived experience of mental illness (with Z. Russinova, P. Bloch & D. Blair)

(May 2016) US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Conference  Boston, MA

The Transgender Awareness Webinar: Technological innovations in stigma reduction

(November, 2015) Tools for Change Conference, Mental Health Association of San Francisco  San Francisco, CA

Intersectionality and transgender and gender nonconforming identities: Implications for research and practice

(August, 2015) American Psychological Association (APA) Convention  Toronto, Canada

Retraumatization in systems of care among women with serious mental illness

(August, 2015) APA Convention  Toronto, Canada

Reduction of transphobic attitudes in the Transgender Awareness Webinar

(August, 2015) APA Convention  Toronto, Canada

“Recovery 4 US”: Photovoice social media program for people with serious mental illnesses

(August, 2015) American Psychological Association (APA) Convention  Toronto, Canada

Women with serious mental health problems: Increasing awareness and social justice

(August, 2014) APA Convention  Washington, DC

Research Grants (3)

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in America

(2016) Kettering Foundation 

Co-Investigator

Gender-Responsive and Recovery-Oriented Care (G-RROC): Development of an Intervention for Women with Serious Mental Illness

(2015-Present) Fielding University Faculty Funding 

Principal Investigator

Recovery 4 Us': A Photovoice Mobile APP Intervention to Enhance Recovery and Community Integration

(2014-Present) National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 

Co-Principal Investigator, Field-Initiated Project

Articles (12)

Discriminatory experiences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among transgender adults
Journal of Counseling Psychology

(2016) Reisner, S. L., White, J. M., Gamarel, K. E., Mizock, L., Keuroghlian, A. S., & Pachankis, J.


Evaluating the ally role: Social justice and collective action in counseling and psychology
Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology

(2016) Mizock, L., & Page, K.


Missteps in psychotherapy with transgender clients: Promoting gender sensitivity in counseling and psychological practice
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

(2016) Mizock, L., & Lundquist, C.


Conflation and interdependence in the intersection of gender and sexuality among transgender individuals
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

(2016) Mizock, L., & Hopwood, R.
Gender and sexuality intersect in different ways for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals.
In the present study, intersectionality theory is applied to understand the overlapping levels of stigma and
privilege associated with gender and sexual identities among transgender individuals. Participants
included 45 individuals who identified as transgender and gender nonconforming. The grounded theory
approach was used to build theory from qualitative data. Two broader themes of codes were identified,
including conflation—encounters and reactions to stigmatization of transgender individuals based on the
confounding of sexual orientation and gender identity. The second theme included interdependence—
experiences and identity changes associated with the intersecting relationship of gender and sexuality
among transgender individuals.


LGBTQ depression
Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

(2016) Merryman, M., & Mizock, L.
In Abbie Goldberg (Ed.)


Memo on Racial and Ethnic Tensions
The Marie Fielder Center at Fielding Graduate University

(2016) Dill-Shackleford, K. E., Eddington, S., Henderson, L., Mizock, L., & Taylor, O.


Recovery Narrative Photovoice: Feasibility of a writing and photography intervention for serious mental illnesses
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

(2015) Mizock, L., & Russinova, Z., & DeCastro, S.
The primary purpose of this article is to describe the development and feasibility of the Recovery
Narrative Photovoice intervention. The nature of this intervention will be discussed, including facilitating
empowerment and a positive sense of identity among people with serious mental illnesses. We will also
describe the integration of Photovoice methodology with psychoeducational components, informed by
principles of the recovery movement and narrative therapy.


Intersectional Stigma and the Acceptance Process of Women with Mental Illness
Women and Therapy

(2015) Acceptance of mental illness is facilitated by the presence of various resources that are needed to deal with associated stigma, prejudice, and discrimination. However, women with mental illness experience added levels of stigma and intersectional ...

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Women with Serious Mental Illness in Therapy: Intersectional Perspectives
Women and Therapy

(2015) The definition and treatment of serious mental illness in women have been
crucial issues for feminist therapy. Women with serious mental illness experience elevated rates of abuse, trauma, poverty, and homelessness...

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New Roads Paved on Losses Photovoice Perspectives About Recovery From Mental Illness
Qualitative Health Research

(2014) People with serious mental illness face stigma that interferes with
recovery. Photovoice is a method that integrates photography and writing, providing a valuable means for capturing the narratives of people with mental illness whose voices ...

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Employment, mental health, internalized stigma, and coping with transphobia among transgender individuals.
Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

(2014) Transgender individuals encounter stigma related to nonconforming gender
identity, contributing to elevated symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Stigma toward transgender individuals (ie, transphobia) poses significant barriers to employment ...

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Male-to-female transgender veterans and VA health care utilization
International Journal of Sexual Health

(2012) This study examined rates of military veteran status in an American male-to-female transgender community sample (n= 141). Thirty percent were veterans (n= 43), a rate that is triple the proportion of veteran status noted in the general population (10.1%). ...

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