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Psychology Department

Elizabeth Seebach, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Seebach
Department Chair, Psychology - Associate Professor

(507) 457-6991

Elizabeth Seebach is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and department chair at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Courses Recently Taught at SMU
General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Clinical & Testing
Intership Planning
Seminar/Health Psychology
Internship Integration
Individual & Group Counseling

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Sigma Xi

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Brown University, Rhode Island, 1989
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1988
M.S., Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1985
A.B., Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MI, 1982

Teaching Experience
2006 to Present: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2000-2006: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, WI
1999: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, WI
1998-1999: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
1992: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
1989-1991: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
1990-1991: Faculty, Lawrence University, Summer Science program, Appleton, WI
1986: Teaching Assistant, Experimental Design, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1985: Teaching Assistant, Statistical Inference and Psychopathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
1982: Teaching Assistant, Developmental Psychology, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Other Professional Experience
1995-1998: Psychologist, Brick Kiln Psychological and Counseling Services, Bohemia, NY
1994-1995: Psychologist, Catholic Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
1994-1996: Lead Clinical Child Psychologist, The Psychology Center, Madison, WI
1987-1989: Fellow in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Brown University Program of Medicine, Rhode Island
1986: Psychological Examiner, John F. Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt University, TN
1985-1986: Psychological Examiner, Nashville, TN
1972-1982: Director/Counselor, Peer Counseling Service, Washington University

2001-2005: High merit rating in Department of Psychology
2000, 2001, 2004: Nominee for Most Accessible Instructor Award, U.W.- LaCrosse
1991: Elected to Sigma Xi
1989: APA Division 35 Award for Research on Women in Psychotherapy

Selected Presentations & Presented Papers
Seebach, E. E., Weltzien, M., Herlache, M., Ackert, C., & Lambrecht, C. (2007, August). Do you see what I see? Adolescent perceptions of obesity and body image. Poster presentation at the 115th meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Seebach, E. E., Weltzien, M., Herlache, M., Lambrecht, C. (2007, January). Absent-mindedness in college students over the semester: The “Stupid Study” revisited. Poster presentation at the 29th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Seebach, E.E., Casper, A., Nankee, M., Adolescent and provider perceptions of health issues. Presentation to the 2006 National Conference on Child Health Psychology, Gainesville, FL, 2006

Bentler, L.M., Carlson, S.J., Discher, E.E., Knectsberger, J.A., & Seebach, E.E., College and Stupidness: Levels of absent mindedness over the semester. Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 2005

Seebach, E.E., & Seebach, B.S., Beyond Brain Basics: Impact of a freshman-level neuroscience course, American Psychological Association Annual meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2004

Seebach, E.E., Body Image: Changing bodies/changing pictures, Invited presentation for Fast Food for the Mind Series, College of Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, WI, 2003

McGuigan, M.R., Anderson, M.L., Seebach, E., Porcari, J.P. and Foster, C., Training versus body image. Does training improve subjective appearance ratings? National Strength and Conditioning Association Proceedings, 599, 2003

Seebach, E.E., Brain Basics: An undergraduate, interdisciplanary course as a model for general education in psychology. Invited panelist for panel presentation on: The role of psychology in a general education, Creative Teaching in Undergraduate Psychology; Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, 2003

Seebach, E.E., Getting students heated up over a systemic view of stress, Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 2002

Seebach, E.E., Beckala, E., & Franke, M., She's showing: does she see? Body image during pregnancy, American Psychological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 2002

Seebach, E.E., Beckala, E., Dietz, R., & Franke, M., Body image during pregnancy. Presentation at Research in Clinical Practice: What difference can it make? Franciscan Skemp Healthcare, LaCrosse, WI, 2002

Seebach, E.E., Stocco, A., Dietz, R., Tolle, J., & Driskill, L., Temperatures rising: Thermal biofeedback, congnitive relaxation training, and test anxiety, American Psychological Association Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2001

Seebach, E.E., Models of technology use to enhance class discussion and learning. Second annual Enhancing the Teaching of Psychology and Human Development Conference, Green Bay, WI, 2001

Seebach, E.E., Web-based software as a helpful teaching tool for large lecture classes. Participant Idea Exchange, National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL, 2001

Seebach, E.E., & Gerber, D.T., Blackboard as a helpful teaching tool for large lecture classes. UW-L Conference on Teaching and Learning, LaCrosse, WI, 2001

Seebach, E.E., & Johnson, E., Busy boxes and busy brains: What is developmentally appropriate practice for building better brains? Presentation at "A Mosaic for the Millennium," the 46th annual Wisconsin Early Childhood Association Conference, LaCrosse, WI, 2000

Skemp-Arlt, K.M., Rees, K. S., Mikat, R.P., Seebach, E.E. (2006). Body image dissatisfaction among third, fourth, and fifth grade children. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 4 (3), 58-67.

Anderson, M.L., McGuigan, M.R., Seebach, E. E., & Foster, C., Training vs. Body Image. Does training improve subjective appearance rating? Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 18 (2), 2004

Foster, C. Felker, H., Porcari, J.P., Mikat, R.P., & Seebach, E., The placebo effect on exercise performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39 1160., 2004

Shore, R.D., Foster, C., Pein, R., Seebach, E., Eber, T., Porcari, J.P., Comparison of blood pressure lowering interventions., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 22, 361, 2002

Huth, J., Porcari, J., Foster, C., Pein, R., Seebach, E., T., Brubaker, P., B., Kroll, S., Johnson, J., Lui, K., Dietary supplement use in cardiac rehabilitation patients., Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 21, 325, 2001