Heather T. Pane Seifert, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Heather T. Pane Seifert, Ph.D., M.P.P., is a licensed clinical psychologist in North Carolina and works as a Clinical Implementation Specialist for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, Center for Child and Family Health, which has multiple partners including the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Here, she collaborates on projects to support the effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children across the state. Dr. Seifert also spends part of her time providing trauma-focused treatment for youth and parent-management training for families.
Dr. Seifert has more than seven years of experience conducting evidence-based assessments and group and individual psychotherapy with youth, families, and adults from diverse backgrounds. These experiences have spanned a variety of mental health difficulties across inpatient, residential treatment, outpatient, school, and private practice settings.
Dr. Seifert’s research and interests focus on youth in or at-risk for out-of-home placements, such as group homes and juvenile detention centers, who have been exposed to trauma or chronic stress. She studies risk and protective factors for psychiatric disorders and functional outcomes, and effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based treatments for children and families. Dr. Seifert’s goal is to support positive youth development through integrating evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions in school and other community settings.