Dr. Mary Jo Loughran is a licensed psychologist and a certified mental performance consultant (CMPC) of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). She is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of Graduate Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the PsyD and MS programs in Counseling Psychology. She joined the Chatham faculty in 2005 and teaches courses in Ethics and Health Psychology.
In 1992, Dr. Loughran completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, including her doctoral internship at the University of Akron’s Counseling & Testing Center. In 2005, Dr. Loughran was awarded her MS in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on Health & Wellness from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Loughran’s clinical services career spans the better part of three decades, including 15 years working with collegiate student-athletes in a university counseling center and private practice. Dr. Loughran’s research interests include psychology training issues and integrated behavioral and medical healthcare. She has also published research on the psychology of marathon running.