Curiculum Vitae

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

Biography


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.

Publications

 

  • 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.
 

Research Interests

 

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.