Academic Work

Dr. Marlo is the Department Chair and a full Professor within the graduate Department of Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University.  She has been on the faculty at NDNU since 1999, and served as the Director of the Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology Program for over a decade.  A faculty scholar with the NDNU Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement, her academic work cultivates learning through socially conscious education, professional training, and community engagement. She is the Reviews Editor for Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, and is an Adjunct Research Faculty member at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), where she serves on dissertation committees.

Since 1990, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students (masters and doctoral students) at the University of South Carolina; Palo Alto University  (formerly, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology); Sofia University; and the San Francisco School of Psychology.

Following an academic background in Psychology and Religious Studies, Dr. Marlo earned her doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at The University of South Carolina, where she researched psychneuroimmunology, and integrative therapeutic approaches to psychological and physical health. Dr. Marlo’s doctoral and post-doctoral training focused on psychotherapy, developmental psychopathology, including severe and complex mental illness and trauma; lifespan developmental psychology, trauma, integrative and behavioral medicine, health psychology, particularly reproductive mental health, neuropsychology, and psychodynamic psychology.

Dr. Marlo has done research and clinical work in private and public institutions, such as Stanford University School of Medicine, The Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System, Kaiser Permanente Health Care System, and The University of South Carolina’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Her research and clinical experiences have emphasized reproductive mental health, trauma (i.e. severe and complex trauma, including childhood, attachment, relational, physical, and sexual trauma); mind-body issues; psychotherapy; and lifespan developmental issues.