About Dr. Goforth
Department of Psychology
University of Montana-Missoula
Dr. Anisa Goforth is an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montana. She is Board Certified in School Psychology, 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 attended Michigan State University (NASP approved, APA-Accredited), where she received her M.A. 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 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.