Yoon Suh Moh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
Program Evaluation & Accreditation Coordinator
Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Mu, a Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Yoon Suh Moh PhD, LGPC, CRC, NCC

Contact

4201 Henry Avenue
Hayward Hall, Room 220
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Yoon Suh Moh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Core Counselor Education Faculty
Program Evaluation & Accreditation Coordinator
Co-Chapter Faculty Advisor, Delta Sigma Mu, a Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

Biography

Dr. Moh began as an  assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia beginning in August 2018 and also holds an adjunct job position at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA. Dr. Moh has earned a doctorate degree in the CACREP-accredited Counselor Education and Supervision program from the George Washington University in 2018. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor and national certified counselor with professional language proficiency in English, Japanese, Korean, and American Sign Language. She is also currently working toward a license in professional counseling in the District of Columbia and a certification in neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Dr. Moh has over three years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of individuals and families in vocational, clinical mental health, and community settings, including the deaf and hard of hearing, transgender individuals, individuals with homelessness, and individuals with a mental and/or physical disability. Employing a combination of her educational and experiential background, Dr. Moh’s research interests involve wellness of counseling professionals, suicide risk behaviors in college students, validation studies (i.e., psychometric properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 in women during pregnancy), and interdisciplinary studies on effects of chronic or toxic stress on mental illness at molecular, cellular, neurophysiological, and behavioral levels guided by the ecobiodevelopmental framework. Dr. Moh is a tireless advocate for minority groups of individuals and families such as those who have a disability and accordant functional impairment. Dr. Moh serves as the Association for Adult Development and Aging’s newsletter editor and is one of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s mentees for the year of 2018-2019. Dr. Moh also serves as an emerging reviewer for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Publications

Selective Publications

Peer-Reviewed

  • Field, T. A., Moh, Y., Luke, C., Gracefire, P., Beeson, E. T., & Russo, G. M. (under review). A training model for the development of neuroscience-informed counseling competencies. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
  • Moh, Y., & Sperandio, K. R. (under review). Incorporating Trauma-informed Teaching Practices in the Counselor Education Classroom. Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • Sperandio, K. R., Goshorn, J. R., Moh, Y., Gonzalez, E., & Johnson, N. G. (under review). Addiction counselors dealing with client death. Journal of Counseling & Development.
  • Johnson, N. G., Felter, J., Moh, Y., Bin, J., & Cupta, A. (accepted pending minor revisions). Working faith: A university-community collaboration to support healing-centered practices within faith communities. Adultspan Journal.
  • Moh, Y., & Sperandio, K. (accepted pending minor revisions). The need to consider requiring trauma training in entry-level academic training programs in clinical mental health counseling. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
  • Barrera, A., Moh, Y., Nichols, A., & Le, H-N. (2020). The factor reliability and convergent validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) among an international sample of pregnant women. Journal of Women's Health. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2020.8320
  • Moh, Y. (2019). A systemic approach to the development and improvement of trauma-informed mental health counseling. Romania Journal of Counseling.
  • Natori, Y., Tagami, K., Murakami, K., Yoshida, S., Tanigawa O., Moh, Y., Masuda, K., Wada, T., Suzuki, S., Nanamiya, H., Tozawa, Y., & Kawamura, F. (2009). Transcription Activity of Individual rrn Operons in Bacillus subtilis Mutants Deficient in (p)ppGpp Synthetase Genes, relA, yjbM, and ywaC. Journal of Bacteriology, 191(14), 4555-4561. Retrieved from http://jb.asm.org/content/191/14/4555

Books &  Book Chapters

  • Moh, Y. (under contract with Cognella). Neurobiology of stress-informed counseling: Healing and prevention practices for the helping professions.
  • Moh, Y. (accepted pending minor revisions). Multicultural and diversity training of counselors. In Dermer, H. B. (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, and Advocacy. SAGE.
  • Moh, Y. (accepted pending minor revisions). Goals of multicultural counseling. In Dermer, H. B. (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, and Advocacy. SAGE.
  • Moh, Y., & Jacques, J. (2020). Three responses to promote survival. In Miller, R., & Beeson, E.T. (Ed.) The neuroeducation toolbox: collaborative approaches to infusing neuroscience principles in counseling and psychotherapy. Cognella.

Non-Peer-Reviewed

  • Moh, Y (2020). The biopsychosocial and lifestyle model for case formulation, Part 3. Counseling Today, 63(5), 14-17. https://www.counseling.org/Publications/CT_Flip-Book/1120/mobile/index.html - p=14
  • Moh, Y (2020). Neurobiological mechanisms of mental disorders and diet as a modulator, Part 2. Counseling Today, 63(4), 12-15.
  • Moh, Y (2020). The impact of diet and nutrition on mental health, Part 1. Counseling Today, 63(3), 10-12. https://www.counseling.org/Publications/CT_Flip-Book/0920/mobile/index.html - p=11
  • Lee, D. L. & Moh, Y. (Eds.) (2020). New developments in multicultural and social justice counseling competence training. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 48(3), 134-136. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmcd.12172
  • Moh, Y., & Sperandio, K. (2020). How do counselors support clients during the coronavirus pandemic? Counseling Today, Online Exclusives. Retrieved from https://ct.counseling.org/2020/04/how-do-counselors-support-clients-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
  • Moh, Y. (2016). A meaning of transformational excellence and strategies for its promotion. Chi Sigma Iota & Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Program. Retrieved from http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.csi-net.org/resource/resmgr/research/essay-2016-moh.pdf

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Moh, Y., & Jacques, J. (2018). The Autonomic Nervous System: Understanding Tripartite Control of Human Survival. In Miller, R., & Beeson, E.T. (Ed.) The Neuroeducation Toolbox: Collaborative Approaches to Infusing Neuroscience Principles in Counseling and Psychotherapy. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Barrera, A., Moh, Y., Nichols, A., & Le, H.. The validity and reliability of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4). Journal of Affective Disorders.

Research Projects in Progress

  • Moh, Y., Bang, N., & Crunk, A. E. (2017 – present). An examination of the relationship between professional identity in counseling and wellness of counselor professionals.
  • Moh, Y. & Justin (2017 – present). Suicide risk behaviors in college students living in the U.S. in absence of depression.
  • Crunk, A. E., Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., & Moh, Y. (2018 – present). Adverse childhood experiences and risk of complicated grief.
  • Moh, Y., & Lanthier, R. (2017 – present). Effects of caregiver stress on symptoms of depression.
  • Bradoff, R., Herczyk, E. J., & Moh, Y. (2018 – present). A series of arts-based workshops held for medical providers and students in training at Thomas Jefferson University.

 

Mentoring

Dr. Moh is actively promoting the value of mentoring with CTC students and her colleagues in the field of counseling, and counselor education and supervision. One selective example may include her research study designed to explore an in-depth experience in research mentorship in the field of counselor education.

Supervision

Dr. Moh has taken the following formal educational and clinical courses to be prepared to serve as a clinical supervisor to mental health professionals and trainees in counseling.

Relevant Courses Taken

  • CNSL 8259 and 8260 Doctoral Internship in Counseling and Counselor Supervision I & II - The George Washington University, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017, Graduate Level Course

Experience

  • CTC 792-1: Internship II in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2021, Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 791-7: Internship I in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Fall 2020, Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 618-7: Internship II in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2020, Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 792-4: Internship II in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Spring 2019, Graduate Level Course
  • CTC 791-4: Internship I in Community and Trauma Counseling - Thomas Jefferson University, Fall 2018, Graduate Level Course 
  • MAC 600: Counseling Internship I in Counseling - Missio Seminary, Fall 2018, Graduate Level Course

Teaching

Pedagogy

Relational pedagogy (Ginwright, S., 2016)

Culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, G., 2001)

Courses Taught

  • Psychopathology | Diagnosis and treatment
  • Counseling assessment
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Career counseling
  • Counseling and physiology
  • Counseling internship

Research & Scholarship

Areas of Interest: Effects of chronic stress on depression in adult family caregivers; Non-death loss and its associations in adult family caregivers; Culturally responsive research mentorship in counselor education

Experience among BIPOC communities when accessing mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic; 2021 AARC COVID-19 grant awardee; Wellness practices in counselors and their associations with professional identity in counseling; An exploration in addiction counselors related to client death

Grants

  • Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling AARC COVID-19 Grant - August 2021 - $1.938.00 funded
    Project Title: Seeking to Hear the Voice that Has Been Unheard: Barriers to Access Mental Health Care among Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Communities and Others during COVID-19. Sperandio, K., & Moh, Y. STOP Collegiate Recovery Group (CRG)
  • IBC Foundation Supporting Treatment and Overdose Prevention (STOP) - $50,000 funded

Leadership & Advocacy

Leadership & Service

Local

  • Member, Master of Science and Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Advisory Board, Thomas Jefferson University, November 2020 – Present      
  • V.P., Communications of Student Association, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, The George Washington University, August 2015 to May 2016
  • Representative, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, Graduate School of Education & Human Development, The George Washington University & Chi Sigma Iota, 2010 - 2012

Regional

  • Chair and Newsletter Editor, Communications Committee, North Atlantic Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), January 2021 – Present
  • Member, Data and Evaluation Action Team, Healing-Empowerment-Advocacy-Learning-Prevention-Action (HEAL-PA) Leadership Team, the Office of Advocacy and Reform of Pennsylvania under Governor Thom Wolf, November 2020 – Present

National                                                               

  • Chair, Branch Committee, International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling, October 2021 – September 2022                             
  • Co-Chair (2021 – Present) and Member (2018 – 2021), Neuroscience Task Force, the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), 2018 – Present
  • Chair, State Divisions Formation Committee, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), 2019 – 2022        
  • Co-Chair and Co-Newsletter Editor, Adult Development and Aging (AADA), 2018 – December 2021     
  • Editorial Board Member | Reviewer (2021 – Present), and Emerging Reviewer (2018 – 2021) and Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD), 2018 – 2021   
  • Member, Neuroscience Committee, International Association of Addictions and Offender, October 2021 – Present
  • Member, Membership Committee, International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC), 2020 – Present

Advising

Dr. Moh has been advising 10 to 15 counseling students on average per academic year in the Community and Trauma Counseling program since 2018.

Counseling

Dr. Moh has earned a doctorate degree in the CACREP-accredited counseling program from the George Washington University in 2018. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), national certified counselor (NCC), and board certified telemental health counselor with professional proficiency in English, Japanese, and Korean. Her love for communication motivated her to learn American Sign Language and about the deaf culture in the United States. She is also currently working toward a certification in electroencephalogram neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Dr. Moh has over 6 years of clinical experience in working with a wide range of individuals and families in vocational, clinical mental health, and community settings, serving the deaf and hard of hearing, transgender individuals, individuals with homelessness, and those who have a mental and/or physical disability.