Loyola University Maryland


Beth A. Kotchick, Ph.D.

Beth A Kotchick Professor of Psychology

Associate Vice President of Graduate Academic Affairs
Moderator, Active Minds

Office: KH102G
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:

Pollard, C. A., Barry, C. M., Freedman, B. H., & Kotchick, B. A. (2013). Relationship 
quality as a moderator of anxiety in siblings of children diagnosed with autism 
spectrum disorders or Down syndrome. Journal of Child and Family Studies,  
22(5), 647-657.

Nanda, M. M., Kotchick, B. A., & Grover, R. L. (2012). Parental psychological control
and childhood anxiety: The mediating role of perceived lack of control.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(4), 637-645.

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

Michael Ashley-Mennis

Michael Ashley-Mennis

This 2010 grad, who teaches social studies at a Catholic institution, developed his passion for education at Loyola