Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.

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Rachel GroverAssociate Professor of Psychology
Director, Undergraduate Education
Moderator, Psi Chi

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 210
Telephone: 410-617-2452
Email: RLGrover@loyola.edu

Education:

  • B.S., (Human Development and Family Studies), Cornell University
  • Ph.D., (Clinical/Developmental Psychology), University of Maine
  • Predoctoral Intership, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

My central area of research focuses on the assessment and development of the social skills that adolescents require to successfully negotiate situations involving the other sex, and the design of effective interventions focused on promoting the social skills necessary in those situations. I also conduct research in the area of childhood anxiety.

Representative Publications:

Grover, R. L. (in press). Riding the second wave of research on dating
     anxiety. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Grover, R. L., & Nangle, D. W. (in press). Adolescent romantic
     competence: Development and adjustment implications.
     Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Grover, R. L., Nangle, D. W., Serwick, A. & Zeff, K. R. (in press).
     Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Girl friend, Boy friend: Broadening the
     definition of heterosocial competence. Journal of Clinical Child
     and Adolescent Psychology
.

Kotchick, B. A., & Grover, R. L. (in press). Implementing
     evidence-based treatments with culturally diverse clients.
     In M. Roberts, D. Elkind, & R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of
     evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents
.
     London: Sage Publications.

Grover, R. L., Ginsburg, G. S., & Ialongo, N. (in press). Childhood
     predictors of anxiety symptoms: A longitudinal study. Child
     Psychiatry and Human Development
.

Grover, R. L., Hughes, A., Bergman, L., & Kingery, J. N. (in press).
     Treatment modifications based on diagnoses: Demonstrating
     the flexibility in one treatment manual. Cognitive and
     Behavioral Practice
.

Grover, R. L., Ginsburg, G. S., & Ialongo, N. (2007). Psychosocial
     outcomes of anxious first graders: A seven-year follow-up.
     Depression and Anxiety, 24, 410-420.

Grover, R. L., Hughes, A., Bergman, L., & Kingery, J.N. (2006).
     Treatment modifications based on diagnoses: Demonstrating
     the flexibility in one treatment manual. Journal of Cognitive
     Psychotherapy
, 20, 275-286.

Ginsburg, G.S., & Grover, R.L. (2005). Assessment and treatment
     of social phobia in children and adolescents. Pediatric Annals,
     34, 119-127.

Grover, R. L., Nangle, D. W., & Zeff, K. R. (2005). The Measure
     of Adolescent Heterosocial Competence: Development and
     initial construct validation. Journal  of Clinical Child and
     Adolescent Psychology
, 34, 282-291.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY241: Child Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY925: Clinical Applications Assessment