William Ming Liu, PhD
Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Maryland
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William Ming Liu, PhD., is Professor of Counseling Psychology and Department Chair at the University of Maryland. His research interests are in social class and classism, men and masculinity, and White supremacy and privilege. He has been identified as one of the most frequent producers of research in the Psychology of Men and Masculinity and most cited in multicultural competency research. He received the Emerging Leader award from the Committee on Socioeconomic Status (APA), Emerging Young Professional Award (Division 45, APA), and the Researcher of the Year Award (Division 51, APA). He is an editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology (Sage, 2003), an editor of Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men (2010, Routledge), the author of Social Class and Classism in the Helping Professions: Research, Theory, and Practice (2011, Sage), and the editor of the Handbook of Social Class in Counseling (2013, Oxford University Press), He is co-authoring a forthcoming book titled The Psychology of White Privilege, White Supremacy, & Power from Oxford University Press. Currently, he is ending as the Editor for the Psychology of Men and Masculinities. Additionally,he is a fellow of Division 17 and 51 in APA.
Patrick J. Moran, PhD
Director, Western Region and Government Programs
Pearson Clinical Assessment
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Patrick J. Moran, Ph.D. is the Director, Western Region and Government Programs for Pearson Clinical Assessment. Pearson is a leading test development and publishing company that provides a range of psychological and educational evaluation measures on both digital and non-digital platforms.
Dr. Moran is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon and Washington with over 30 years of experience working in clinical practice treating mental health, addictions, and co-occurring disorders, working in public education, and psychological and educational testing. Dr. Moran has enjoyed a multi-dimensional career of work with both adult and youth populations providing community-based mental health, substance abuse prevention and treatment, implemented multiple federal, state, and county based best practice models for treatment of co-occurring disorders, and managed his own private practices. Dr. Moran has 18 years of cross-cultural experience working with Native-Americans as a provider, trainer, grant writer, and Behavioral Health Director for a large Urban Indian Clinic serving the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Moran has served on the Board of Directors for both the Oregon Psychological Association, and the Oregon School Psychology Association. He has had held adjunct appointments at Concordia University, and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Moran was a contributing consultant to the California Department of Education Response to Intervention (RTI) Implementation Task Force, the California Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Advisory Committee linking IEP goals to the Common Core standards, and the CA State Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Regulatory Work Group. He has also been involved in collaboration with state and professional organizations to articulate a model for Specific Learning Disability (SLD) identification incorporating the assessment of processing strengths and weaknesses (PSW). Dr. Moran regularly provides consultation and training to behavioral health assessment providers in the mental health and medical field, special education, and higher education and training settings.