Nicholas Seivert, PhD

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Nicholas Seivert, PhD, is a psychologist in the Cardiac Center and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  

Areas of Expertise: Psychological functioning in children and adolescents with chronic illness, Chronic illness and family coping, Comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders, Pediatric integrated healthcare
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Nicholas Seivert, PhD, is a psychologist in the Cardiac Center and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Education and Training

Internship

Pediatric Psychology/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship

Pediatric Medical Psychology – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Baltimore, MD

Graduate Degree

MA in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Child and parent adjustment to adversity
Pediatric medical traumatic stress
Emotion regulation
Integrated healthcare
Clinical psychology training

Publications

Papers

2020

Gregus, S.J., Stevens, K.T., Seivert, N.P., Tucker, R.P., & Callahan, J.L. Student perceptions of multicultural training and program climate in clinical psychology doctoral programs. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. 14(4): 293-307, 2020

2019

Seivert, N. P., Sommerhalder, M., Stewart, D., Ziegfeld, S., Ostrander, R., Reynolds, E. K., & Parrish, C.: Routine psychological screening for parent depressive symptoms in an outpatient pediatric specialty burn clinic. Journal of Burn Care & Research 40(6): 947-952, 2019.

2018

Seivert, N.P., Cano, A., Casey, R.J., Johnson, A., & May, D.K. : Animal assisted therapy for incarcerated youth: A randomized controlled trial. Applied Developmental Science 22(2): 139-153, 2018.

2016

Henry, B. W., McCarthy, D. M., Nannicelli, A. P., Seivert, N.P., & Vozenilek, J. A.: Patients' views of teamwork in the emergency department offer insights about team performance.  Health Expectations 19(3): 702-715, 2016.

2015

Eppich, W.E., Nannicelli, A.P., Seivert, N.P., Sohn, M., Rozenfeld, R., Woods, D., & Holl, J. A rater training protocol to assess team performance.  Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 35(2): 83-90, 2015.

2014

Powell, E., O'Connor, L., Nannicelli, A., Barker, L., Khare, R., Seivert, N., Holl, J., & Vozenilek, J. Failure mode effects and criticality analysis: Innovative risk assessment to identify critical areas for improvement in emergency department sepsis resuscitation.  Diagnosis 1(2): 173-181, 2014.

2013

Khare, R. K., Nannicelli, A. P., Powell, E. S., Seivert, N.P., Adams, J. G., & Holl, J. L. : Use of risk assessment analysis by failure mode effects and criticality to reduce door-to-balloon time.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 62(4): 388-398, 2013.

Posters and Presentations

2021

Burstein, D.S., Prout, E., Dumon, K., White, R., Iacobellis, K., Palm, K., Giovinazzo, C., O’Malley, S., Seivert, N., Collier, H., Tewksbury, C., O’Connor, M., Rossano, J., Edelson, J., Lin, Kimberly, Wittlieb-Weber, C., & Maeda, K.: Development of a guideline for pediatric Bariatric Surgery After ventricular assist device implantation: challenges and opportunities. Oral presentation at the ASAIO Annual Conference, June 2021.

Sundesha, A. S., Seivert, N. P., Ziegfeld, S., Green, K., Garcia, A., Thompson, B. S., & Parrish, C.: Characteristics of pediatric burn patients with child protective services involvement at an academic children's hospital. Poster presented at the American Burn Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2021.

2020

Seivert, N.P., Reynolds, E., Brenner, J., Parrish, C., Ostrander, R., & Brosbe, M.: Parenting stress and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease. Poster presented at the virtual the 9th Annual Scientific Session of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative. November 2020.

Seivert, N.P., Van Eck, K., Song, Y., Tangella, K., Ziegfeld, S., Garcia, A., and Parrish, C. : The impact of parental distress on child quality of life in pediatric burn patients. Oral presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.

Song, Y., Sundesha, A., Tangella, K., Seivert, N.P., Garcia, A., Ziegfeld, S., Parrish, C.: Initial validation of clinical 4-item measure of pediatric burn injury specific parental guilt. Accepted for poster presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.

Tangella, K., Seivert, N.P., Song, Y., Ziegfeld, S., Garcia, A.,. Williams, L., & Parrish, C.: Predictors of clinic follow-up for pediatric burn patients after treatment and release from emergency department. Accepted for poster presentation at the virtual Pediatric Trauma Society 2020 Annual Meeting. November 2020.

Seivert, N.P., Song, Y., Tangella, K., Williams, L., Garcia, A., Ziegfeld, S., Sommerhalder, M., & Parrish, C. : Program evaluation of inpatient psychology consultation services for pediatric burns in an academic children's hospital. Poster presented at the virtual Society of Pediatric Psychology 2020 Annual Conference. March 2020.

2019

Seivert, N.P., Song, Y., Sommerhalder, M., Reynolds, E.K., & Parrish, C. : Parental concerns related to visible injury in pediatric burns.   Poster presented at the annual research day of the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. June 2019.

Gordon, D., Seivert, N.P., & Parrish, C. : Peer nominated happiness regulation and social acceptance in children.   Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development 2019 Biennial Meeting in Baltimore, MD. March 2019.

2018

Hsueh, L., Seivert, N.P, Stevens, K.T., & Werntz, A. : Career-enhancing research competencies (CERCs).   Oral presentation at the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Nashville, TN. January 2018.

2017

Seivert, N.P., Casey, R.J., Cano, A., May, D., & Johnson, A. : Maltreatment and foster care history of incarcerated youth may predict their empathy in response to animal assisted therapy. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development 2017 Biennial Meeting in Austin, TX. April 2017.

Leadership and Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)
Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)