Loyola University Maryland

Psychology

Cara Jacobson, PsyD

Professor of Psychology
Interim Director of Doctoral Field Education
Therapy Service Coordinator
Office: Beatty Hall, Room 220A

Education:

  • BA (Psychology) McDaniel College

  • MS (Clinical Psychology) Loyola University in Maryland

  • PsyD (Clinical Psychology) Loyola University in Maryland 

  • Predoctoral Internship: Pace University Counseling Center

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital

  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests:

Clinical interests include multiculturalism with a focus on intersectional interpersonal relationships; romantic relationships and Gottman couples therapy with a focus on adult attachment; the treatment of eating disorders; interpersonal and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Research interests include the longitudinal factors in the maintenance of romantic relationships.

Publications:

Barnett, J. & Jacobson, C. (In Press). Ethics and legal issues in family and couple therapy. In APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jacobson, C. (2017). Eating disorders and gender. In SAGE Encyclopedia of psychology and gender. New York, NY: SAGE Publications Inc.

Jacobson, C. (2016). Book Review of Financial Management for Your Mental Health Practice: Key Concepts Made Simple by Jeffrey Zimmerman and Diane Libby. Camp Hill, PA: TPI Press, 2015, 88 pp.

Jacobson, C. (2014). Eating disorders in couples therapy. The Maryland Psychologist, 59(2) 11-12.

Jacobson, C., Domayer, C., & Nack, T. (2010). Eating disorders: Diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. In Women and mental disorders (Vol. III, pp. 21-57) New York, NY: Praeger.

Course Offerings:

PY918: Professional Consultation and Development
PY845: Couples Therapy
PY622/845: Object Relations
PY710: Diversity Issues in Psychology
PY711/886: Eating Disorders
PY920: Clinical Applications- Psychotherapy
PY921: Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy