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Poppy Moon
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Allied Health
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Poppy Moon, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Counseling


Ph D

2006, Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Alabama (CACREP Accredited)


2001, Counseling
Texas A & M – Commerce (CACREP Accredited)


1996, Chemistry / French
Centenary College of Louisiana

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Poppy Moon is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Certified School Counselor. She graduated magna cum laude from Centenary College of Louisiana with a BS degree in Chemistry and a minor in French.  She obtained her masters degree in Counselor Education from Texas A & M Commerce.  Dr. Moon attended the University of Alabama to earn her Ph.D. in Counselor Education, focusing on child and adolescent issues. 

Dr. Moon is an accomplished author and illustrator of guidance related games, books, and DVDs.  Operation Breaking the Boy Code & Operation Breaking the Girl Code, Operation Breaking the Middle School Code, Kicky the Mean Chick, How to Be a Bully – NOT!, and Good Friends/Bad Friends & How to Know the Difference are just some of her creations.  Dr. Moon was thrilled to receive a Mom’s Choice Gold Award for her book that she both wrote and illustrated, The School with No Rules.  Two other books she illustrated, Brad Takes a Bite Out of Meanness and Princess Priscilla and the Bully Bee Day both received Mom’s Choice Silver Awards. Her first game, Snoots Toots! A Kids Guide to Empathy & Manners, received a Dr. Toy Best Game Award. Youthlight is the publisher of her products. 

Dr. Moon was selected as the Alabama School Counselor of the Year in 2015. 

She has worked with Out of This World Productions to create streaming guidance media for counselors and teachers.  OTWP produced digital material for the Cengage text Counseling Children

She believes that her goal in life is to help counselors be better counselors.  She says, “There is magic in what we do.  We change lives.” 

Licensure & Certification

Professional School Counseling Certificate, Alabama Board of Education. (Present)
National Board Certified Counselor, . (Present)
LPC-S, Alabama Board of Counselors. (Present)
LPC, Alabama Board of Counselors. (Present)

Awards & Honors

Chi Sigma Iota, National Counseling Honor Society .

Omicron Delta Kappa .

Harry S. Truman Award, National Finalist .

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Regional Scholar .

Tylenol National Scholar .

Courses Taught