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Susan R. Seem, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, ACS



Office: 188 Brown Building                    Susan Seem

Phone: (585) 395.5492




Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

M.A. Counseling, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA

B.A.   Psychology, magna cum laude, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH


Areas of Specialty:

College and mental health counseling, feminist counseling and supervision


Research Interests:

Areas of diversity, especially those of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity; social justice and counselor supervision. Susan is interested in feminist counseling and in the social construction of gender, ethnicity/race and sexual orientation and how those constructions are displayed in the counseling and supervision interaction.



Fallon, K., & Seem, S. R. (2012). Understanding and responding to sexual and gender prejudice and violence. In L. Lopez-Levers (Ed.). Trauma counseling: Theories and interventions. Springer Publishing.

Evans, K. M., Kincade, E. A., Seem, S. R. (2011). Introduction to feminist therapy: Strategies for social and individual change. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Evans, K. M., Seem, S. R., & Kincade, E. A. (2009). (7th Ed.). A feminist therapist’s perspective on Ruth in Corey, G. (2009). Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy (pp. 191-208). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Seem, S. R., & Clark, M. D. (2006). Healthy women, healthy men, and healthy adults: An evaluation of gender role stereotypes in the 21st century. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 55, 247 – 258.

Evans, K. M., Kincade, E. A., Marbley, A. F., & Seem, S. R. (2005). Feminism and feminist therapy: Lessons from the past and hopes for the future. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83(3), 269-277.

Kees, N. L., Carlson, L. A., Parmley, R., Dahlen, P, Evans, K., Marbley, A. F., Rozdzial, M., Seem, S. R., & Snyder, B. (2005). Women and counseling: A vision for the future. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83(3), 381-382.

Evans, K., Seem, S. R., & Kincade, E. (2005). (6th Ed.). Feminist therapy. In G. Corey Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Hernandez, T., & Seem, S. R. (2004). A safe school climate: A systemic approach and the school counselor. Professional School Counselor, 7, 256-262.

Seem, S. R. (April, 2002). Accreditation makes counseling strong. Counseling Today, p. 7.

Hernandez, T. J., & Seem, S. R. (2001, summer). Ethical diagnosis: Teaching strategies for gender and culture sensitivity. Professional Issues in Counseling. Retrieved from httpp://`piic/summer2001/indexsummer/HernandezSeem.htm.

Seem, S. R. (2001). Feminist family therapy: For heterosexual couples and families only? In J. Carlson (Series Ed.). and K. E. May (Vol. Ed.). The family psychology and counseling series. Feminist family therapy. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Evans, K., Seem, S. R., & Kincade, E. (2000). Case approach to feminist therapy. In G. Corey (Ed.). Case approach to counseling and psychotherapy (5th Ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Seem, S. R., & Johnson, E.J. (1998). Gender bias among counseling trainees: A study of case conceptualization. Counselor Education and Supervision, 37, 257-268.

Seem, S. R., & Hernandez, T.H. (1998). Considering gender in counseling center practice: Individual and institutional actions. Journal of College Counseling, 1(2), 154-168.

Seem, S. R. (1997). Invisible youth: Counseling gay and lesbian adolescents. The Journal for the Professional Counselor, 12 , 45-53.

Seem, S. R., Clark, M. D., & Winters, M. (1996). Gender-role stereotypes in clinical judgments. Poster session presented at the 104th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 408 518).

Cheatham, H. E., & Seem, S. R. (1990). Occupational equity: A black and white portrait of women in the United States military. The Review of Black Political Economy, 19, 66-78.


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Currently, Dr. Seem is a an editorial board member of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and is trained as a CACREP site team member . She was a board member of the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and served as the board chair for three years. She was President of the New York Counseling Association, Secretary for the North Atlantic Region of Counselor Education and Supervision and president and past-president of New York Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Additionally, she served as a Board Trustee for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling and as a member of the American Counseling Human Rights Committee. Dr. Seem belongs to the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling.

Last Updated 11/5/15