Shavonne Moore-Labbon, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Education

  • DePaul University, B.A., High Honors, Psychology

  • Michigan State University, M.A., Counseling

  • Purdue University, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

Internship and Post-Doctoral Training

  • APA Accredited Internship at Boston University School of Medicine/Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, in Boston, MA

  • APA Accredited Postdoc at Veteran Affairs Boston Healthcare System/Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA

Credentials

  • Licensed Psychologist in the District of Columbia and Maryland

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)

  • District of Columbia Psychology Association (DCPA)

  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Services Provided

  • Comprehensive Evaluation with children, teens, and adults

Expertise

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Issues

  • Emotional Functioning (Self-esteem, Mood Disorders, Anxiety)

  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Bio

Dr. Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist who has focused her career on providing high quality services to various populations, and training future psychologists to do the same. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University, her clinical internship at Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and her clinical fellowship at the Boston Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System in affiliation under Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Post-licensure, Dr. Moore-Lobban spent a number of years as staff psychologists at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School where she provided training, supervision, and teaching for psychology interns and psychiatry residents.

Clinically, Dr. Moore-Lobban specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma (sexual trauma, domestic violence, racial trauma, and community violence), working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and providing services to marginalized communities. Her writing, research, and consultation practices align with her clinical areas of expertise and utilize a multicultural framework as a base for exploration. She has been involved with multiple education, prevention, and advocacy efforts around various types of traumas. Dr. Moore-Lobban has developed curriculum on sexual and interpersonal trauma, has been called to participate in state government efforts to reduce the demand of sexual exploitation, and has provided support services to victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing federal court proceedings.

Within the SOAR Program, in addition to providing trauma focused therapy and assessment, Dr. Moore-Lobban provides comprehensive assessments (e.g., psychoeducational, neuropsychological, social-emotional, cognitive) to individuals aged 4 and older. She is experienced in providing detailed evaluations, personalized for each patient’s needs. Dr. Moore-Lobban creates an appropriate test battery, and presents findings and recommendations within her detailed reports. Dr. Moore-Lobban takes a whole person approach, and her recommendations support the use of the individual’s strengths to support vulnerabilities. During testing. Dr. Moore-Lobban enjoys building a positive therapeutic bond with each patient, allowing her to rely on her observations and insights within the testing environment to further support her findings.

Dr. Moore-Lobban is actively involved in the American Psychological Association (APA), and is the immediate past Chair for APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI).