Associate Professor of Psychology
Moderator, Active Minds
Office: Beatty Hall, Room 220E
- B.S., (Psychology), Loyola College in Maryland
- M.A., (Clinical Psychology), Loyola College in Maryland
- Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), University of Georgia
- Pre-doctoral Internship, Medical College of Georgia/Augusta VAMC
- Licensed Psychologist in Maryland
Parenting and its relation to child and adolescent psychosocial outcomes, including behavioral and emotional health, risk taking behavior, and peer relationships; factors that predict parenting; the effective implementation of clinical interventions designed to enhance parenting and/or reduce child behavior problems; relational aggression and bullying among children and adolescents.
Kotchick, B. A., & Grover, R. L. (2008). 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. (pp. 487-550). Sage Publications.
Forehand, R., Armistead, L., Long, N., Wyckoff, S. C., Kotchick, B.A.,
Whittaker, D., Shaffer, A., Greenberg, A. E., Murry, V.,
Jackson, L. C., Kelly, A., McNair, L., Dittus, P., & Miller, K. (2007).
Efficacy of a parent-based youth sexual risk prevention program
for African-American pre-adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and
Adolescent Medicine, 161, 1123-1129.
Bynum, M. S., & Kotchick, B. A. (2006). Mother-adolescent
relationship quality and autonomy as predictors of psychosocial
adjustment among African American adolescents. Journal of Child
and Family Studies, 15, 529-542.
Kotchick, B. A., Dorsey, S., & Heller, L. (2005). Predictors of parenting
among African American single mothers: Personal and contextual
factors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67, 448-460.
Dittus, P., Miller, K. S., Kotchick, B. A., & Forehand, R. (2004). Why
Parents Matter!: The conceptual basis for a community-based HIV
prevention program for the parents of African American youth.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 5-20.
Kotchick, B. A., & Forehand, R. (2002). Putting parenting in
perspective: A discussion of the contextual factors that shape
parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11, 255-270.
Kotchick, B. A., Shaffer, A., Forehand, R., & Miller, K. S. (2001).
Adolescent sexual risk behavior: A multi-system perspective.
Clinical Psychology Review, 21, 493-519.
Forehand, R., & Kotchick, B. A. (1996). Cultural diversity: A wake-up
call for parent training. Behavior Therapy, 27, 187-206.
PY202: Abnormal Psychology*
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY605: Psychopathology of Childhood
PY920: Clinical Placement - Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
*Indicates Course Meets Requirements for Service Learning