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Dr. Daniel J. Moran

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Founder and Executive Director

Phone: (815) ***-****  HQ Phone
The MidAmerican Psychological Institute
1415 Maple Road
Joliet , Illinois 60432
United States

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Employment History


  • Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. Worldwide , safety champions and industry leaders
  • undergraduate degree
    Marquette University
  • Ph.D
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Staff | mpi, 1 May 2015 [cached]
Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder and executive director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute. He is a recognized expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He co-authored ACT in Practice and Evidence-Based Education Methods. Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and FOX News discussing obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding.
About Pickslyde | Pickslyde Website, 2 April 2015 [cached]
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"D. J. Moran is bringing transformational ideas to safety, leadership, sales, and innovation.
Founded by Dr. Daniel J. Moran, Pickslyde puts science-based interventions into the hands of leaders and organizers to help them create world-class business practices, while putting a stop to the opinion-based "guru" approach used by so many other consulting agencies.
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Quality Safety Edge would like to welcome Dr. Daniel (D.J.) Moran as their new Senior Vice President.
Dr. Moran joins the QSE team with experience in behavior-based safety and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through his experiences, New to Quality Safety Edge, Moran has developed a workshop that couples BBS with leadership and employee commitment to safety. The workshop ensures that employees strongly tie their safe behavior at work to the quality of life it brings to themselves and their families.
"Once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout," says Dr. D.J. Moran referring to his affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, and he might add, once a heavy metal musician, always a heavy metal musician. What? Moran, Senior Vice President, QSE, could be described as a study in contradictions, but maybe a better description would be inquisitive and versatile. Yet, Moran, when talking about his life and career, seems altogether laid back. He begins his Web site self-description with "I'd prefer my biography to reflect the most vital and meaningful things in my life, and so I really should prioritize writing my bio about my family, friends, and love for heavy metal."
It's not the intro one would expect from a man with a doctorate in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University, who is also a speaker, author, and founder of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute. His specialties include applied behavioral analysis, organizational behavior management, government consulting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), leadership consulting, behavior-based safety (BBS), innovation training, sales coaching, and executive coaching. Moran has also appeared in over a dozen television episodes of the Discovery Channel's Hoarding: Buried Alive and Confessions: Animal Hoarding as an on-camera professional. New to Quality Safety Edge, Moran has developed a workshop that couples BBS with leadership and employee commitment to safety. The workshop ensures that employees strongly tie their safe behavior at work to the quality of life it brings to themselves and their families. However, despite his diverse interests and accomplishments, Moran's focus on family and the enjoyment of life is probably what keeps him so grounded.
Born in Queens, New York, Moran (now a Chicago resident) grew up with his two brothersjust outside ofNew York City. He completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University. But before he even attended one class, he met his future wife."We met the first week of freshman orientation. She was about to get in the car to go home and she gave me a lollipop. I said to myself, 'I'm going to hold onto this and show her that I saved it when we get married.' I knew within a few moments of meeting her that she was the one," Moran recalls.
At Marquette, Moran started out as a journalism major, but soon found his interests leaning in a different direction. "I decided I wanted to write for science journals, but journalists don't write for science journals-scientists do," he says. "I was more interested in the behavioral sciences. This may have seemed another odd turn for a person who had always seen music as a key interest. "Music has always been a part of my life growing up. One of my earliest memories is trying to figure out how to put a 45 single onto a phonograph," he says. In fact, Moran enjoyed ten years playing in a heavy metal band called Sonipath. Although he asserts that the band was only regional, evidence points otherwise. Sonipath had some radio play, toured the East Coast, was advertised on MTV, and was named best metal band/best album by the Village Voice. "It was a lot of fun and I still try to go to as many heavy metal concerts as I can. I fly around the country to meet my friends to see different heavy metal shows," Moran explains.
So how does Moran explain how he wrote his doctorate in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and ultimately became a specialist in that field? "I got into OCD for a strange reason," Moran relates. "I was really interested in how the words and thoughts in your head, how your cognitions make you do things. When I presented this as an idea for my dissertation, my advisor said, 'You're getting a degree in clinical psychology, so you have to make this clinically relevant.' And what clinical population wrestles the most with hearing something that their mind says and then doing it? People with OCD. They have an obsession in their heads and try to do something to get rid of it. I was fascinated by OCD. It was purely scientific curiosity and it seemed the best way to go forward," Moran relates.
In his research regarding OCD, Moran became very interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an approach that engages perhaps the latest frontier for behavioral techniques.
After working in the clinical world for over a decade, Moran was approached by an organization about applying ACT to a safety issue. Everyone who attended Moran's subsequent seminar came away very impressed, the CEO stating that he believed ACT would revolutionize the way safety would be trained in the 21st Century. Such encouragement made Moran aware that ACT could be applied not to just clinical cases but to every area of performance. Currently, in addition to his work with Quality Safety Edge, Moran runs his own firm-Pickslyde Consulting.
For Moran, 2012 will also be about family time. He's the assistant coach of his daughter's soccer team and participates in his son's sports and Boy Scout activities. In all of his spare time, he's training for the New York Marathon taking place this November. So what ever happened to that lollipop plan? "I went to four years of college, then grad school, and then we were engaged and got married a few years later," says Moran.
Safety Leadership And Behavioral Safety Articles | Quality Safety Edge, 26 Oct 2015 [cached]
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