Michael Moyer

Michael Moyer, PhD, LPC-S is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. He received his master’s in counseling and doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Texas A&M University– Corpus Christi. Dr. Moyer teaches a broad range of courses, however, most often enjoys teaching courses in ethics, practicum, and counseling techniques. Some of his primary research interests include ethical decision-making, non-suicidal self-injury and counselor education. Dr. Moyer has authored/co-authored over 20 professional/peer reviewed publications and delivered over 40 presentations at national, state, and local conferences. In additional to his teaching and research, Dr. Moyer supervises LPC associates and maintains a small private practice in San Antonio where he specializes in working with individuals who self-injure. Dr. Moyer is also heavily involved the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and has been a part of TCA leadership for over 15 years. Outside of work, Dr. Moyer enjoys exercising, playing golf, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Research Interests

  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Non-Suicidial Self-Injury


  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Legal Issues in Counseling
  • Practicum


  • Moyer, M., Hicks, J., & Flamez, B. (2020). Using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Career Counseling. In Hicks, J., Flamez, B., & Mayorga, M. (Eds.), Career Counseling: Theory, Practice, and Application. USA: Cognella.

  • Robinson, J., Moyer, M., Maghsoudi, M., & Martinez-Smith, C. (2020). Deconstructing ethical ambiguity: Ethical decision making when working with multiple ethical codes of conduct, Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research, Doi: 10.1080/15566382.2020.1799675

  • Moyer, M., Jennings, S., Jennings, L, Robinson, J., & Froeschle Hicks, J. (2018). Integrative Models. In Flamez, B. & Hicks, J. (Eds.), Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application (436-461). USA: Cognella.

  • Moyer, M. & Crews, C. (2016). Applied Ethics and Decision Making in Mental Health. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Lloyd-Hazlett, J., Moyer, M.S., & Sullivan, J.R. (2017). Adolescent Risk-Taking Behaviors: When Do Student Counselors Break Confidentiality? Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. 1-16.
  • Humphreys, K.D., Risner, W., Froeschle Hicks, J., & Moyer, M. (2016). Non-Suicidal Self-injury: Cutting through the pain. ACA VISTAS.


  • 2014 Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Research Award

Community Involvement

  • President Texas Counseling Association (TCA) 2019-2020
  • TCA Nominations and Elections Committee Chair 2020-2021
  • TCA Advisory Council of Past Presidents Chair 2021-2022

Michael Moyer

College Of Education And Human Development

Department of Counseling, Health and Kinesiology

Associate Chair and Professor

Classroom Hall 214D
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Course Teachings

EDCG 5313 800 Prof Orientation & Ethics Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5360 800 Clinical Mental Hlth Practicum Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached
EDCG 5339 800 Legal Issues in Counseling Spring 2024 No Syllabus Attached