Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Beth A. Kotchick, Ph.D.

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Beth A KotchickAssociate Professor of Psychology
Moderator, Active Minds

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221D
Phone: 410-617-5290
Email: BAKotchick@loyola.edu


  • 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

Scholarly Interests:

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.

Representative Publications:

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.

Course Offerings:

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