Nicole Moreira, MA, DCR
Current WA St license – CG 60826643, Agency Affiliated Counselor
WA State Mental Health Professional
Motivational Interviewing, IFIOC (Institute for Individual and Organizational Change) 2019
DBT Certification, PESI 2020
Area of Focus:
Forensic Psychology, Eclectic Treatment Approach, Trauma-Informed Care, Suicidology Research
Seattle Pacific University, second-year clinical psychology doctoral student, start Sept 2020
The George Washington University MA in Forensic Psychology, Aug 2017
University of Washington, double major anthropology and psychology, BA June 2013
Nicole’s Recent Articles
What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)?
Teen Suicide: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, & Prevention
Treatment for OCPD: Therapy, Medication, & Self Help
Schizoid Personality Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments
Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments
Conduct Disorder: Definition, Symptoms, & Treatments
Antisocial Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments
Nicole is a trained mental health care professional with experience treating forensic and adult outpatient populations. She provides treatment from a trauma-informed perspective utilizing a variety of evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
As a second-year clinical psychology doctoral student in CRISIS Lab at Seattle Pacific University, her primary research interests are investigating factors that contribute to the development of suicidal ideation and behavior and identifying effective treatment interventions. She also has a strong interest in the etiology of personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and forensic interests such as treatments that help in reducing recidivism and the utilization of reliable risk assessment measures.
- Mental Health Therapist – Adult Outpatient Population at Peninsula Behavioral Health May 2018-present
- Forensic Clinician at Sound Mental Health Jan 2018- May 2018
- APA Member since 2016
- Research Assistant for Dr. Marsha Linehan creator of DBT at Behavioral Research and Treatment Clinics 2012-2013
- Research Assistant to Dr. Janxin Leu at her Social Psychology Research Laboratory at University of Washington 2011-2012
- Research Assistant to Dr. Samantha Yard 2012-2013 of Simoni Global Health Lab
- Current member of CRISIS Research Lab – current research study in progress
- American Psychological Association (APA) Graduate Student Affiliate
- American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), Student Member
- International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP), student member
- American Association Suicidology, Associate Member
Marks, R., Moreira, N., Law, K.C., (2020) The History, Ethics and Current State of Suicide. Policy in America’s Correctional System. The Behavioral Therapist. (43)8, 335-338.
Law, K.C., Moreira, N., O’Connell, K.L., Wee, J.W., Lin, Y.-C., Marks, R.B., Jacobson, S.V., Hassler, M., O’Boyle, M., Layton, J.L., Hashimoto, K., Ton, A.T., Knight, J. (2021, October) A Qualitative Examination of Mental Health Needs and Managing Suicide Risk in Frontline Medical Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster accepted for presentation at the IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research, Virtual Conference.
Moreira, N., O’Connell, K.L., Marks, R.B., Law, K.C. (2021, November) Women locked up in Texas: Predicting suicide risk by custody type and nature of offense. Poster accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Virtual Conference.
Marks, R. B., Lin, Y.-C., Moreira, N., O’Connell, K. L., & Law, K. C. (2021, November). The role of liability considerations in mental health clinicians’ treatment of suicidal patients. Poster accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Virtual Conference.
Law, K. C., Wee, J. Y., O’Connell, K. L., Moreira, N. L., Preston, O. C., Rogers, M. L., Anestis, J. (2021, November) The Multifinality Of Traumatic Brain Injury: Suicide Risk Associated With Symptom Clusters. Poster accepted for presentation at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Virtual Conference.