About Dr. Goforth
Director of School Psychology Graduate Training Programs
Department of Psychology
University of Montana-Missoula
Dr. Anisa Goforth is an associate professor and Director of School Psychology Graduate Training Programs in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montana. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Montana and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR in 2004. After graduation, she moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she was a computer teacher and school counselor at a K-12 American school. After two years in Cambodia, Dr. Goforth went to Michigan State University (NASP approved, APA-Accredited), where she received her Masters of Arts in School Psychology in 2006 and PhD in School Psychology in 2011. Her dissertation investigated the acculturation and psychological adjustment among Arab American adolescents. She also completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Psychological Services Center at Illinois State University, which is part of the Illinois School Psychology Consortium (NASP approved, APA-accredited).
An Australian and U.S. citizen, Dr. Goforth grew up in Yemen, Indonesia, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Pakistan and spoke four languages. She continues to enjoy traveling, having been to over 45 countries. She also enjoys reading historical fiction, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, playing ice hockey, and hiking with her husband James Fivecoats, daughter Kora, and dog Luna.