Rebecca Harvey PhD

Associate Professor
Program Director


Rebecca Harvey, PhD is an associate professor and program director of Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to becoming program director she was the founding director of the Seton Hill University Center for Family Therapy. Her research interests focus on sexuality; sexual minority youth; couples enrichment; clinical training issues including Self of the Therapist and relationship development. She is the co-author of “Nurturing Queer Youth: Family Therapy Transformed” (W. W. Norton & Company, 2005). She teaches classes in Family Therapy Theory; Couple and Family Therapy Practice; Sexuality and Clinical Supervision. She maintains a private practice working with couples and families specializing in the area of sexuality.


Joined Seton Hill: 2004
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Personal Areas of Interest: Currently my family and I are geocaching a lot. I continue to do my best at keeping up with my daughter! And when I have time I like to read, laugh at dry humor; surf the web, and clip coupons.
Academic Areas of Interest: Sexual Issues; Sexual Minority Youth; Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues; Clinical Training; Self of the Therapist Couples Therapy


  • Ph.D., Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) 2007
  • M.S.W., Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) 1996
  • B.A ., University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) 1991


  • Harvey, R. G. (2011). Young People, sexual orientation and resilience. In Unger, M (ed.) (in press).The Social Ecology of Resilience: Context, culture, resources, meanings. New York: Springer.
  • Stone Fish L. & Harvey, R.G. (in press). Raising lesbian, gay, bisexual youth. In Bigner, J.J., & Wetchler, J.L. (Eds.). Handbook of LGBT-affirmative couple and family therapy. New York: Routledge.
  • Laszloffy, T., & Harvey, R.G. (2006). Gender Bending: Toward therapy that liberates.Journal of Guidance and Counseling. Guidance & Counselling 21(2).
  • Stone Fish, L., & Harvey, R.G. (2005). Nurturing Queer Youth: Transforming Family Therapy. Norton Press: New York.
  • Stone Fish, L.,& Harvey, R. G. (2004). Sexual Minority Youth: The role of family therapists. Family Therapy Magazine May/June 1(x), p36-42.
  • Harvey, R.G. (2002). Witnessing: The process of hope. Journal of Systemic Therapies Special Issues 21(3), p93-103.
  • Addison, S. Harvey, R. & Stone Fish, L. (2000). Don’t ask don’t tell: Supervision and Sexual Identity (pp206-209). In American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (eds.), Readings in Family Therapy Supervision. Washington, DC: AAMFT.


  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Clinical Member


  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker