Loyola University Maryland


Cara Jacobson, PsyD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of Doctoral Field Education
Therapy Service Coordinator
Office:LCC 200T


  • 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.


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

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.

For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus