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Beth A. Kotchick, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Graduate Academic Affairs, Professor
Beth A Kotchick


  • 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 - Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Courses Taught

  • PY 202D - Psychopathology*
  • PY 291 & 292 - Research Methods I and II

"D" indicates courses that meet the Diversity course requirement
* indicates courses that meet the Service-Learning requirement


  • 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. [doi]
  • 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. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

Research interests include 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; and relational aggression and bullying among children and adolescents.