Loyola University Maryland


Rachel L. Grover, Ph.D.

Rachel Grover

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
Professor of Psychology

Office: FC 203
Telephone: (410) 617-2452
Email: rlgrover@loyola.edu


  • B.S. (Human Development & Family Studies) - Cornell University
  • Ph.D. (Clinical/Developmental Psychology) - University of Maine
  • Pre-doctoral Internship - University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland

Scholarly Interests

My central area of research focuses on the assessment and development of the social skills that adolescents require to successfully negotiate situations involving the other sex, and the design of effective interventions focused on promoting the social skills necessary in those situations. I also conduct research in the area of childhood anxiety.

Representative Publications

Grover, R. L. (2008). Riding the second wave of research on dating anxiety: Commentary on Chorney and Morris (2008). Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15(3), 239-242. [doi]

Grover, R. L., & Nangle, D. W. (2007). Introduction to the special section on adolescent romantic competence: Development and adjustment implications. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(4), 485-490. [doi]

Grover, R. L., Nangle, D. W., Serwick, A., & Zeff, K. R. (2007). Girl friend, boy friend, girlfriend, boyfriend: Broadening our understanding of heterosocial competence. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 36(4), 491-502. [doi]

Kotchick, B. A., & Grover, R. L. (2008). Implementing evidence-based treatments with ethnically diverse clients. In M. Roberts, D. Elkind, & R. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of evidence-based therapies for children and adolescents: Bridging science and practice (pp. 487-504). Springer Science + Business Media. [doi]

Grover, R. L., Ginsburg, G. S., & Ialongo, N. (2005). Childhood predictors of anxiety symptoms: A longitudinal study. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 36(2), 133-153. [doi]

Grover, R. L., Hughes, A. A., Bergman, R. L., & Kingery, J. N. (2006). Treatment modifications based on childhood anxiety diagnosis: Demonstrating the flexibility in manualized treatment. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20(3), 275-286. [doi]

Grover, R. L., Ginsburg, G. S., & Ialongo, N. (2007). Psychosocial outcomes of anxious first graders: A seven-year follow-up. Depression and Anxiety, 24(6), 410-420. [doi]

Ginsburg, G. S., & Grover, R. L. (2005). Assessing and treating social phobia in children and adolescents. Psychiatric Annals, 35(9), 736-744. [doi]

Grover, R. L., Nangle, D. W., & Zeff, K. R. (2005). The measure of adolescent heterosocial competence: Development and initial validation. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 34(2), 282-291. [doi]

Course Offerings

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY241: Child Psychology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY925: Clinical Applications Assessment

Tori Kovelman

Tori Kovelman

Tori credits Loyola for developing her as a leader, advocate, and change agent for her students, school, and the system