Amy Van Arsdale

Amy Van Arsdale (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Colorado – Boulder
M.A., University of Denver
Ph.D., University of Florida


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Theories and Process
  • Personality Theories

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adolescent Sex Offenders
  • Perfectionism

Dr. Amy Van Arsdale joined the Marymount faculty in fall 2010 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Towson University Counseling Center.

She was trained as a scientist-practitioner and has conducted individual, couples, and group psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including a domestic violence shelter, community mental health center, and university counseling centers. She has undergone specialized training in interpersonal psychotherapy, multicultural counseling, and coherence therapy. She brings her passion for clinical experience into the classroom by sharing case studies with students as well as teaching basic counseling skills.

Dr. Van Arsdale’s primary research area is the development of delinquent behavior among adolescent girls. She developed this interest while working on a research grant for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Dr. Van Arsdale looks forward to collaborating with students on research projects and presenting with them at conferences.



Phone: 703-284-3337