Susan Steibe-Pasalich, Ph.D., Director of the University Counseling Center at the University of Notre Dame, received the 2018 Rev. John Francis “Pop” Farley C.S.C. Award at the Division’s annual year-end reception in May. The award, established in 1977 in honor of Fr. Farley, recognizes distinguished service to student life at the university.
Steibe-Pasalich has served in Notre Dame’s nationally accredited counseling center for 37 years. Her tenure in the University Counseling Center began in 1981 as a staff psychologist. In 1986, she became the first Coordinator of the University Counseling Center’s Doctoral Internship Program where she developed program policies and procedures to emphasize ethics, psychological testing and psychotherapy. Steibe-Pasalich went on to become Assistant Director of the counseling center in 1990 and Director in 2003. In her current role, she oversees individual and group counseling, outreach, consultation and crisis intervention services on behalf of Notre Dame students, and consults with faculty, staff and parents about student concerns.
In addition to her work in the counseling center, Steibe-Pasalich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, a position she has held since 1983. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Indiana Psychological Association, National Register of Health Service Psychologists and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors.
Steibe-Pasalich earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Catholic University of America and her Master of Arts and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.