Caleb Siefert, Ph.D.
Teaching Areas:Master of Science in Psychology, Psychology
Research Areas:Personality / Personality Development, Psychology, Psychometrics and Measurement
Biography and Education
Dr. Caleb Siefert earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Derner Institute at Adelphi University and completed post-doctoral degrees at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). He went on to work as a clinical psychologist at MGH and HMS for five years. His research focused on psychological assessment, personality and personality disorders, and neuroscience. In 2009, Dr. Siefert accepted a position at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, where he is currently an associate professor. He is the director of the Interpersonal Relationships, Emotion, & Personality (IREP) research lab and he teaches intro to psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology, and ethics. More information can found at his website: http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~csiefert/prof.html
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology May, 2005
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.
Academic Adviser: George Stricker, Ph.D.
Dissertation Chair: Joel Weinberger, Ph.D.
M.A. – Clinical Psychology May, 2003
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Thesis Adviser: Robert Mendehlsohn, Ph.D.
B.A. – Psychology Dec. 1999
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Research Adviser: Michael Lambert, Ph.D.
Siefert, C. J. & Hilsenroth, M. J. (In Press). Client attachment status and changes in therapeutic alliance early in treatment. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Stein, M.B., Slavin-Mulford, J., Siefert, C.J., Sinclair, J., Renna, M., & Blais, M.A. (2014). SCORS-G stimulus characteristics of select thematic apperception test cards. Journal of Personality Assessment. 96, 339-349
Siefert, C.J., Stein, M. Sinclair, S.J., Antonius, D., Shiva, A., & Blais, M.A. (2012). Development and initial validation of a scale for detecting inconsistent responding on the Personality Assessment Inventory – Short Form. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 601-606.
Siefert, C. J. (2011). A goal-oriented limited-duration approach for working with borderline personality disorder during brief inpatient hospitalizations. Psychotherapy, 49, 502-518.
Siefert, C. J., Kothuri, R., Jacobs, D. B., Levine, B., Plummer, J., & Marci, C. D. (2009). Winning the Super “Buzz” Bowl: How biometrically-based emotional engagement correlates with online views and comments for Super Bowl Ads. Journal of Advertising Research, 49, 293-303.
Siefert, C. J., Sinclair, S.J., Kehl-Fie, K., & Blais, M. A. (2009). An item level psychometric analysis of the Personality Assessment Inventory clinical scales in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Assessment, 16, 373-383.
Awards and Recognition
01/2014 Great Mind Award winner for “Research Paper of the Year” from the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and Journal of Advertising Research.
03/2012 Recognition of Research merit: Awarded by the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) at the Annual Meeting 03/2012
04/2009 Great Mind Award for Innovation in Research by the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF)
03/2014 Nominated for Student Leadership Award for work with Association of Students in Psychology student organization at the University of Michigan-Dearborn