Bret Moore



Bret Moore

Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Psychopharmacology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Email [email protected]

Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. He is the author and editor of 13 books, including Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear. He writes the biweekly column Kevlar for the Mind, which is published in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Times. He has also written feature articles for Scientific American Mind and The New Republic. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement in Military Psychology from Division 19 and the Early Career Achievement Award in Public Service Psychology from Division 18 of APA. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
M.S., Clinical Psychopharmacology Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ 2009
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology Adler University, Chicago, IL 2004
M.A., Counseling in Community and Agency Settings Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 1997
B.S., Social and Rehabilitation Services University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 1994
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Fellow American Psychological Association
Psychologist and Prescribing Psychologist, New Mexico
Psychologist, Texas
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Wellness Committee Member Boulder Crest Retreat

Tedeschi, R. & Moore, B. A. (2016). Posttraumatic Growth Workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Moore, B. A. (2014). Taking Control of Anxiety: Getting the Best of Worry, Stress, and Fear.. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Stahl, S. M. & Moore, B. A. (2013). Anxiety Disorders: A Guide to Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy.. New York: Routledge.

Muse, M. & Moore, B. A. (2012). Handbook of Psychopharmacology for Psychologists.. New York.: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

McGrath, R. E. & Moore, B. A. (2010). Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists: Prescribing and Collaborative Roles.. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Question and Answer
Please describe your teaching philosophy.

I believe in providing guidance, direction, and mentoring to students and not dictate to them what they need to learn. My goal is to help them identify the areas in which they want to grow academically.

Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.

I believe that people have an inherent tendency to grow and heal themselves with the help of existing supports. The practice of psychology helps speed up the process and support those who don't have existing supports or are stuck int the growth trajectory.

Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?

I chose psychology as a career because I found the brain and brain-body connection interesting and wanted to learn more about the complexity of the human psyche and human physiology.

What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?

Identify your goals early, set time aside to focus on your readings and assignments, and take a consumer oriented approach as you are purchasing a service--your education.