Michael Moats (UPP Author)

Michael Moats, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice that primarily works with military personnel and their families. His passion lies in working with clients who are learning to redefine their lives and create new meaning, especially those dealing with grief and loss in its many forms. Dr. Moats has two books to his credit and is working on a third, as well as numerous journal articles, poetry, and book chapters on various topics including existential psychology, multicultural issues in psychotherapy, international psychology, grief, and suicide. Dr. Moats is also a co-founder of the Zhi Mian International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology and is involved in volunteer work with BeReal Ministries, primarily focusing on the homeless population.

 

Books by Dr. Moats

Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman, Michael Moats, and Tom Greening. Published by University Professors Press. PURCHASE HERE

Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman & Michael Moats. Published by University Professors Press. PURCHASE HERE

Published Poetry

(2016). You never asked why. Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman, Michael Moats, and Tom Greening. Published by University Professors Press.

(2016). Be still. In L. Hoffman, & S. Fehl (Eds.), Journey of the Wounded Soul: Poetic Companions for Spiritual Struggles (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series).  Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

(2015). Melting snow. Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman & Michael Moats. Published by University Professors Press.

(2015). Changed lenses. Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman & Michael Moats. Published by University Professors Press.

(2015). Melting snow. Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman & Michael Moats. Published by University Professors Press.

(2015). Two balloons. Capturing Shadows: Poetic Encounters Along the Path of Grief and Loss (Poetry, Healing, and Growth Series) by Louis Hoffman & Michael Moats. Published by University Professors Press.

(2014). Making the world better. In L. Hoffman, & N. Granger (Eds.), Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives About Multiculturalism and Diversity. Colorado Springs, CO: University Professors Press.

(2012, January). I see you. The Journal of Humanistic Psychology 52(1), pp. 73-74.

Important Articles

Hoffman, L., Granger, N. Jr., Vallejos, L., & Moats, M. (2016). An existential-humanistic perspective on Black Lives Matter and contemporary protest movements. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Hoffman, L., Lopez, A., & Moats, M. (2013). Humanistic psychology and self-acceptance. In M. Bernard (Ed.), The strength of self-acceptance: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 3-17). New York: NY: Springer.

Dias, J., Claypool, T., Moats, M., & Hoxie, E. (2011, September). Louis Hoffman and the art of international dialogue. NeuroQuantology 9(3), pp. 530-534.

Moats, M., Claypool, T., & Saxon, E. (2011). Therapist development through international dialogue: Students’ perspectives on personal and professional life changing interactions in China. The Humanistic Psychologist 39(3), pp. 276-282.

Moats, M. (2011, February/March). Book review of words against the void. Perspective, 19-21.

Websites

Michael Moats, PsyD – Private Practice

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