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Marla Somova PhD

    Assistant Professor, Professional Counseling
    Licensed Psychologist, PsyD (Counseling Psychology)

TEACHES: CPY 812 Advanced Theory and Clinical Techniques, CPY 819 Diagnosis & Intervention for Psychological Disorders, CPY 830/840/850/860 Practicum with Seminar, CPY 852 Vocational Issues in Counseling Psychology, CPY 858 Supervision & Consultation: Theories & Techniques, CPY 864 Advanced Group Psychotherapy.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6658
Email: msomova@carlow.edu

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications
  4. Research Interests


Dr. Somova is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience in university, hospital, and community settings and over 10 years of experience as a clinical supervisor.  Most of her clinical work has been in university counseling centers.  Dr. Somova currently maintains a private practice in the Mt. Lebanon community of Pittsburgh.  Clinical interests include women’s issues, issues of young adulthood, relational concerns, personality disorders, eating disorders, smoking cessation, career development, and work/life balance.  

Maria Somova is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience in university, hospital, and community settings. Most of her clinical work has been in university counseling centers. Dr. Somova currently maintains a private practice in the Mt. Lebanon community of Pittsburgh. Clinical interests include women’s issues, issues of young adulthood, relational concerns, personality disorders, eating disorders, smoking cessation, career development, and work/life balance.

PhD - Counseling Psychology, 2000, State University of New York at Buffalo

MS - Counseling Psychology, 1995, University of Central Arkansas    

BA - English, 1992, University of Central Arkansas    

In Progress: 

  • Dahl, L. (2011). Anorexia Nervosa: A Maladaptive Emotion Regulator. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.
  • Grandelis, L. (2011). The relation of cultural identity of international males to body dissatisfaction and eating disorders symptoms.
  • Mucha, D. A. (2011). Intensive trauma therapy: An exploration of the treatment of Intrusive symptoms in trauma survivors. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.
  • Muller, M. (2011). The relation of safety training and confidence in managingpotentially violent clients. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.
  • Sturgeon-Rusciewicz, M. (2011). Measuring the Quality and Fidelity Level of Supported Employment within Community Mental Health. (Doctoral dissertation). Carlow University, Pittsburgh.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association

 

  • Somov, P. G. & Somova, M. J. (2011). The smoke-free smoke break: Stop smoking now with mindfulness and acceptance. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. 

  • Turocy, P. S., DePalma, B. F., Horswill, C. A., Laquale, K. M., Martin, T. J., Perry, A. C., Somova, M. J., & Utter, A. C. (2011). National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Safe Weight Management Practices in Sport and Exercise.  Journal of Athletic Training, 46(3), 322-336.         

  • Somova, M. J., Somov, P.G., Lawrence, J. L., & Frantz, T. T. (2000). Factors associated with length of stay in a mid-sized, urban hospice. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 17(2), 99-106.

  •  Frantz, T. T., Lawrence, J. L., Somov, P. G., & Somova, M. J. (1999). Factors associated with hospice patients’ length of stay. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 16(2), 449-454.
 

 

Dr. Somova’s research interests include measurement of psychotherapy outcomes, career development, existential and mindfulness approaches to treatment of addictions, and issues in the development and treatment of eating disorders.