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Cara Jacobson, Psy.D.

Director of Doctoral Field Education
Dr. Cara Jacobson smiling at the camera.


  • B.A. (Psychology) - McDaniel College

  • M.S. (Clinical Psychology) - Loyola University in Maryland

  • Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology) - Loyola University in Maryland 

  • Pre-doctoral Internship - Pace University Counseling Center

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship - Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt Hospital

  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Courses Taught

  • PY 621 - Principles and Practices of Psychotherapy
  • PY 622/845 - Object Relations
  • PY 710 - Diversity Issues in Psychology
  • PY 711/886 - Eating Disorders
  • PY 842 - Supervision Theory and Practice
  • PY 845 - Advanced Techniques: Couples Therapy
  • PY 918 - Professional Development and Case Consultation


  • Barnett, J.E., & Jacobson, C. H. (2019). Ethical and legal issues in family and couple therapy. In B. H. Fiese, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds.), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Family therapy and training (pp. 53-68). American Psychological Association. [doi]
  • Jacobson, C. (2017). Eating disorders and gender. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp. 479-481). Sage Publications.
  • Jacobson, C. (2016). Book review of J. Zimmerman & D. Libby, Financial management for your mental health practice: Key concepts made simple. TPI Press, 2015.
  • Jacobson, C. (2014). Eating disorders in couples therapy. The Maryland Psychologist, 59(2), 11-12.
  • Jacobson, C., Domayer, C., & Nack, T. (2012). Eating disorders: Diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. In P. K. Lundberg-Love, K. L. Nadal, and M. A. Paludi (Eds.), Women and mental disorders (pp. 21-57). Praeger/ABC-CLIO.

Areas of Specialization

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.