Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Adult Developmental Disorders

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Faculty and Staff

Carol Moog, PhD
Clinical Associate in Psychiatry
Clinical Director, Social Learning Disorders Program
Senior Instructor: Social Skills Seminar
Direct contact: 610-667-1540

Carol Moog, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her private practice is diverse, with a particular emphasis on helping people with early attachment issues, social anxiety disorders and Asperger Syndrome. Dr. Moog?s clinical orientation is relationship-based and geared to facilitate the discovery of unique personal resources, goal clarification and skill development. Using a wide range of creative modalities, she draws from her training and experience as a theater improvisor/actor (Relationship Theater, ImagineAct), professional blues and swing harmonica player (Carol Moog Band; Tattar, Tucker and Moog), and communications/advertising consultant (Creative Focus).

Dr. Moog has been the psychologist at The Miquon School since 1977 and, in partnership with theater director David Bradley, is an artist-in-residence at Green Tree School working with students on the autism spectrum. As a consultant to the Social Competency Program at the Center for Autism, she designed and conducted acting groups for youth with Asperger Syndrome.

Dr. Moog earned her BS in philosophy from Boston University and her MS and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her earliest clinical work was with inpatient populations at Haverford State Hospital and Crozer-Chester Hospital, opportunities which fostered in her a deep appreciation for the therapeutic power of relational attunement. Now a clinical associate in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Moog is the clinical director of the Social Learning Disorders Program and teaches the Social Skills Seminar for adults. The seminar focuses on improving understanding of nonverbal communication, conversation skills, job interviewing/exploration, and interpersonal relationships though applied visual and verbal information, role-playing activities, discussion and the utilization of social coaches.

Dr. Moog is the author of the William Morrow-published book, Are They Selling Her Lips? Advertising and Identity. In addition to contributing the chapter Ad Images and the Stunting of Sexuality in Images in Language, Media and Mind, edited by Roy F. Fox, she has published numerous articles in advertising and marketing communications journals. Dr. Moog has been interviewed by sources such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Newsweek, and The Philadelphia Inquirer and has enjoyed many guest media appearances, including on National Public Radio with Terry Gross, the Today Show, and Good Morning America.