Div. 35 President
Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD
Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD is a licensed psychologist with 30 years of experience working with children, adults and families across settings which include child care settings and schools, outpatient mental health clinics, juvenile and probate courts, community health centers and social service agencies.
Since 1998, she has been the psychologist at The Park School in Brookline, Mass., a pre-Kindergarten through grade eight independent school where she is affectionately known as "Dr. O." In her role at The Park School, Dr. O is a regular contributor to The Park Parent, writing articles for parents on a range of topics related to the growth and development of children. Additionally, she is a senior faculty consultant for the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, an APA accredited psychology pre-doctoral internship program at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.
Moorehead-Slaughter also has a private consulting practice through which she is involved in numerous research/clinical consultation projects with the Boston University School of Medicine, conducts workshops and presentations and provides clinical consultation. She also provides a range of diversity related consultation to independent schools around the country through her work with Diversity Directions.
In the late 1990’s, Moorehead-Slaughter was the vice president of Behavioral Health Services at Dimock Community Health Center. She has been a featured expert on "The Healthy Kids Show" and "American Baby," two nationally syndicated television shows for parents of infants and young children. For eight years, she was a life skills consultant and psychologist for the National Football League working with the New England Patriots.
Moorehead-Slaughter is the former chair of the Board of Professional Licensure of Psychologists in Massachusetts. She is the former chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA). Moorehead-Slaughter is also past chair of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI). She is a former member of the APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA). She was the 2014 recipient of the APA Div. 35 Bonnie R. Strickland and Jessica Henderson Daniel Distinguished Mentoring Award.