Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Heather Z. Lyons, Ph.D.

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Heather LyonsAssociate Professor of Psychology
Director, Clinical Training

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 222H
Telephone: 410-617-2309
Email: HZLyons@loyola.edu


  • B.S. (Psychology, minor in Women's Studies), Northeastern University
  • M.A. (Counseling Psychology), University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), University of Maryland
  • Pre-doctoral Internship, Georgia State University Counseling Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

Culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; social cognitive and cultural influences on career expectations, and training issues in multicultural psychology.

Representative Publications:

Schlosser, L. Z., Talleyrand, R. M., Lyons, H. Z., & Baker, L. M. (2007).
     Racism, antisemitism, and the schism between Blacks and Jews in
     the United States: A pilot intergroup encounter program. Journal
     of Multicultural Counseling and Development
, 35, 116-128.

Lyons, H. Z. & O’Brien, K. M. (2006). The role of person-environment
     fit in the job satisfaction and tenure intentions of African American
     employees. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 387-396.

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., Sheu, H. B., Schmidt, J., Brenner, B.,
     Gloster, C. S., Wilkins, G., Schmidt, L. C. Lyons, H. Z., &
     Treistman, D. (2005). Social cognitive predictors of engineering
     students’ academic goals: Utility for women and students at
     Historically Black Universities, Journal of Counseling Psychology,
     52, 84-92.

Lyons, H. Z., Brenner, B. R., & Fassinger, R. (2005). Multicultural test
     of the theory of work adjustment: Investigating the role of
     heterosexism and person-environment fit in the job satisfaction
     of lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees. Journal of Counseling
, 52, 537-548.

Kim, B. S. K., & Lyons, H. Z. (2003). Experiential activities and
     multicultural counseling competence training. Journal of Counseling
     and Development
, 81, 400-408.

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., Schmidt, J., Brenner, B., Lyons, H. Z., &
     Treistman, D. (2003). Relation of contextual supports and barriers
     to choice behavior in engineering majors: Test of alternative social
     cognitive models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 458-465.

Wexler, B.E., Lyons, L., Lyons, H. Z., & Mazzuro, C. (1997). Physical
     and sexual abuse during childhood and development of psychiatric
     illness during adulthood. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,
     185, 522-524.

Course Offerings:

PY262: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PY253D: Multicultural Issues in Psychology
PY620: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
PY621: Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy
PY710: Diversity Issues in Psychology
PY870: Diversity Issues in Psychology

D Indicates that Course Meets Criteria for Diversity Course Requirement