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Heather Servaty-Seib

Associate Professor
Counseling & Development
Department of Educational Studies

Research

Research interests include a broad range of areas within the field of thanatology (i.e., the study of death and dying) with particular emphasis on adolescent grief and social support offered to the bereaved. In addition, Dr. Servaty-Seib has an ongoing project with her research team focused on the development of the Perceived Impact of Life Events Scale, an instrument that uses a gain/loss approach to assessing the multidimensional impact of single life events.

Appointments on National/International Organizations

  • Editorial Board Member
    Death Studies
  • Editorial Board Member
    International Journal of Aging and Human Development
  • Editorial Board Member
    Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • Editorial Board Member
    Omega: Journal of Death and Dying



Education

Ph.D.    University of North Texas, Counseling Psychology
M.S.    University of North Texas, Counseling Psychology
B.A.    Concordia College, Psychology


Selected Publications

  • Tedrick Parikh, S., & Servaty-Seib. H. L. (in press). College students’ beliefs about supporting a grieving peer. Death Studies.

  • Primeau, J., Servaty-Seib, H. L., Enersen, D. (in press). Type of writing task and college students’ meaning-making following a romantic breakup.  Journal of College Counseling.

  • Taub, D. J., Servaty-Seib, H. L., Wachter, C., Prieto-Welch, S. L., & Werden, D. (2011). Developing skills in providing outreach programs: Construction and use of the POSE (Performance of Outreach Skills Evaluation) rubric. Counseling Outcome Evaluation and Research, 2, 59-72.

  • Servaty-Seib, H. L. (2011). Reappointment, promotion, tenure, and faculty rewards. In N. Marthakis, J. R. Jamison, M. Mattson, & M. J. Eisenhauer (Eds.), Charting a course for service learning: From curriculum considerations to advocacy: A faculty development workbook (pp. 62-83). Indianapolis: Indiana Campus Compact.

  • Servaty-Seib, H. L. (2011). Assessment and evaluation. In N. Marthakis, J. R. Jamison, M. Mattson, & M. J. Eisenhauer (Eds.), Charting a course for service learning: From curriculum considerations to advocacy: A faculty development workbook (pp. 122-144).  Indianapolis: Indiana Campus Compact.

  • Servaty-Seib, H. L., & Taub, D. J. (2010). Bereavement and college students: The role of counseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 38, 947–975.

  • Miles, N., & Servaty-Seib, H. L. (2010). Parental marital status and young adult offspring’s attitudes about marriage and divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 51, 209-220.

  • Servaty-Seib, H. L., Tedrick, S. (2010). Ethical issues in counseling bereaved and seriously ill children. In C. A Corr & D. A. Balk (Eds.), Childhood  encounters with death, bereavement, and coping (pp. 39-60).  New York: Springer.

  • Servaty-Seib, H. L. (2009). Death of a friend during adolescence. In D. E. Balk & C. A Corr (Eds.), Adolescent encounters with death, bereavement, and coping (pp. 217-235). New York: Springer.



Experience

2007-present

   Associate Professor
   Department of Educational Studies
   College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 

2008-2013

  Training Director
   Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program
   Counseling and Development
   Department of Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2000-2007

   Assistant Professor
   Department of Educational Studies
   College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1997-2000

   Assistant Professor
   Department of Psychology
   Radford University, Radford, VA

1994-1996    Instructor
   Department of Psychology
   University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Courses

EDPS 617      Professional Issues, Ethics, & History of Counseling Psychology
EDPS 600      Counseling Theories and Techniques
EDPS 610A      Adult/College Counseling Practicum
EDPS 695A      Internship in Mental Health Counseling
EDPS 614B      Advanced Counseling Practicum/Doctoral Off-site
EDPS 500      Human Relations in Groups
EDPS 620A      Psychological/Personality Assessment
EDPS 590      Individual Research Problem
EDPS 699      Dissertation Research
EDPS 590      Children and Death