Susan Steibe-Pasalich


University Counseling Center
College or School
Office of Student Affairs
Year of Emeritus Status

Susan Steibe-Pasalich, Ph.D., on the staff of the University Counseling Center (UCC) since 1981, functioned as its Director from 2003 - 2019. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Steibe-Pasalich held a concurrent assistant professorship in the Department of Psychology during her tenure at the University of Notre Dame.

She served on several University committees including the CARE Team, the Threat Assessment Team, the Student-Athlete Drug Testing Committee, and the University Wellness Committee.

Additionally, Dr. Steibe-Pasalich worked as a member of the Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, a member of the National Advisory Council for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and was a member and Research Chairperson of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Currently, Dr. Steibe-Pasalich participates as a member of the Lay Review Board for the Congregation of Holy Cross. She has been active in the past as a site visitor for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation.

In 2010, Dr. Steibe-Pasalich received the Congregation of Holy Cross’ Spirit of Holy Cross Award for her “high level of professionalism” in the screening of applicants to its seminary programs. In 2019, she was awarded the Presidential Leadership Award “for the exemplary supervisory leadership she embodies, the trust she engenders, and the service she inspires through her example of humility and generosity.”

Dr. Steibe-Pasalich obtained her Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa in Canada and her undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) from The Catholic University of America.


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