Loyola University Maryland


Emalee J. W. Quickel, Ph.D.

Emalee QuickelDirector of Clinical Professional Counseling

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: BE 218
Telephone: 410-617-2701
Email: ejquickel@loyola.edu


  • B.A. (Psychology), University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology, specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment), University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Ph.D. (Health Psychology, APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program), University of North Carolina Charlotte

Scholarly Interests:

Research interests include legal decision-making, mindfulness, and microaggressions, particularly as they impact the LGBTQ+ community. Current ongoing research projects include intersectional investigations of LGBTQ+ campus climate and the protective effect of mindfulness, the utility of mindfulness-based interventions to reduce recidivism and substance use among recently incarcerated individuals, and what factors influence decisions related to plea bargaining in criminal cases.

Representative Publications:

Quickel, E. J. W., & Zimmerman, D. M. (in press). Race, culpability, and defendant plea-bargaining decisions: An experimental simulation. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice.

*Bracken, D., Winters, L., & Quickel, E. J. W. (2018). From football to lecture hall: LGBTQ+ perceptions of campus climate. In Queering the Deep South: Research on Queer Studies and LGBTQ Lives in the U.S. Southeast. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Quickel, E. J. W., & Demakis, G. (2017). Forensic neuropsychology and the legal consumer. In APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Quickel, E. J. W., Demakis, G., & Reeve, C. L. (2017).  Which information matters? Using Policy Capturing to understand legal judgments of civil competency. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 17(1), 61-78. doi: 10.1080/15228932.2017.1256146.

Lothes, J. E., Mochrie, K. D., Quickel, E. J. W., & St. John, J. (2016).  Evaluation of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy-informed partial hospital program: Outcome data and exploratory analyses. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 19, 150-156. doi:10.4081/ripppo.2016.219

Quickel, E. J. W., Johnson, S. K., & David, Z. L. (2014). Trait mindfulness and cognitive task performance: Examining the attentional construct of mindfulness. Sage OPEN, 4, 1-8.

Quickel, E. J. W., & Demakis, G. J. (2013). The Independent Living Scales in civil competency evaluations: Initial findings and prediction of competency adjudication. Law and Human Behavior, 37(3), 155-162.

* Denotes undergraduate student coauthor

Course Offerings:

PY 292: Research Methods II
PY 600: Assessment & Appraisal
PY 603: Intellectual and Objective Personality Assessment
PY 622: Advanced Techniques (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
PY 622: Advanced Techniques (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
PY 833: Research Methods and Data Analysis in Clinical Psychology II
PY 845: Models of Psychotherapy (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
PY 845: Models of Psychotherapy (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
PY 920: Clinical Placement

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