Siobhan Evarts, Ph.D.

DepartmentPsychologySiobhan Evarts, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
TitleDirector, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Program
Professor of Psychology
BackgroundLicensed Clinical Psychologist (CT and NY)
Ph.D., Clinical & School Psychology, Hofstra University
M.A., Psychology, Hofstra University
B.A., Psychology, The College of the Holy Cross
OfficeAquinas Hall, Room 116
Office HoursMonday 1 - 2:30, 3:45 - 5:30
Tuesday 1 - 2
Wednesday 1 - 2:30
Phone(203) 672-6675
CoursesPY 111 Introduction To Psychology
PY210 Behavior Modification
PY211 Abnormal Psychology
PY 213 Counseling Techniques
PY312 Psychotherapy
PY 341 Adolescent Psychology
PY530 Theories Of Counseling
PY533 Psychopathology
PY537 Counseling Techniques
PY554 Advanced Counseling & Psychotherapy I: Cognitive-Behavioral Methods
PY556 Advanced Counseling & Psychotherapy III: Integrative Techniques
PY579/PY580 Counseling Internship
HS 580 Field Experience
HS 660 Capstone

Dr. Evarts is currently a full-time associate professor in the psychology department at Albertus Magnus College, where she teaches in the traditional undergraduate psychology program, the evening psychology accelerated degree program, the Master of Science in Human Services program, the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program, and the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program. Dr. Evarts serves as the program director for the Clinical Counseling graduate program.

Dr. Evarts is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut and New York, where she has held positions as a clinical psychologist at the Albert Ellis Institute and as the educational assessment coordinator/consultant at Prep for Prep in New York City. Dr. Evarts currently treats patients in her private practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CT LLC, and has an office in Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Evarts has presented scientific research and published articles on a variety of subjects, including anger, anxiety, alcohol use and cue exposure, and cocaine craving/cue reactivity. She has been certified in Mediation Skills Training with a focus on custody and visitation in divorce by the Hofstra University School of Law.

Dr. Evarts has instructed mental health clinicians regarding the theory and therapeutic use of RE&CBT and psychiatric diagnostic interviewing, as well as presented seminars and workshops for the public on topics such as tolerating frustration and managing difficult kids. Dr. Evarts has treated clients with anxiety problems, relationship conflicts, mood disorders, anger and aggression, addiction, and women's issues.

Theory Practice

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (studied under Albert Ellis)

Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Intellectual Assessment
Women's Issues
Treatment of Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Stress Management, Relationship Problems, and Substance Use

Joy, S., Evarts, S. O. & Swiantek M. (March, 2018). Primary Process Content in Thematic Apperception Test Stories. Poster presentation at the Eastern Psychological Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Joy, S., Speicher, H., Evarts, S. O. & Swiantek M. (November, 2017). Current Developments in Performance Based Assessment. Panel presentation at the New England Psychological Association annual conference, Newton, MA.

Evarts, S. & Huckaby, C. (2017). Improving and Reporting Client Outcomes in Human Services. Panel Presentation at the New England Organization for Human Services Annual Conference, Fitchburg, MA.

Evarts, S. (2015). Bridging the Leadership Gap for Women: Using St. Catherine's Metaphor to Inspire Awareness and Support. Presented at the St. Catherine of Siena Annual Meeting, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT.

Dowling, R., (O'Leary) Evarts, S., Vernon, A. (2012). Helping couples deal with relationship ambivalence. Cognitive and Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy with Couples: Theory and Practice, 49-63.

Fuller, J.R., DiGiuseppe, R., (Evarts) O'Leary, S., Fountain, T., & Lang, C. (2010). An open trial of a comprehensive anger treatment program on an outpatient sample. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 1-6.

O'Leary, S., & Kassinove, H. (August, 2008). ATSS Anger and Aggression Verbalizations in Women. Accepted for poster presentation at the American Psychological Association annual conference, Boston, MA.

O'Leary, S.M. (2007). Relationship of trait anger and irrational thinking to ATSS anger and aggression verbalizations in women (Dissertation Annals). Hofstra University.

O'Leary, S., Fountain, T., Fuller, J.R., & DiGiuseppe, R. (August, 2006). A pilot of anger treatment with an outpatient sample. Panel presentation at American Psychological Association annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

DiGiuseppe, R., Fuller, J.R., & O'Leary, S. (August, 2006). Psychotherapy and Anger. American Psychological Association annual conference, New Orlearns, LA.

Reid, M., O'Leary, S., Careri, J., Palamar, F. Flammino, F. & Franck, J. (In Press). Alcohol cue exposure: Analysis of appetitive, withdrawal, and obsessive/compulsive based responding.

Reid, M., Angrist, B., Baker, S., O'Leary, S., Stone, J., Schwartz, M., Leiderman, D., Montgomery, A., Elkashef, A., Majewska, D., Robinson, J., & Rotrosen, J. (2005). A placebo controlled, double-blind study of mecamylamine treatment for cocaine dependence in patients enrolled in an opiate replacement program. Substance Abuse, 26, 5-14.

Reid, M., Ciplet, D., O'Leary, S., Branchey, M., Buydens-Branchey, L., & Angrist, B. (2004). Sensitization to the psychosis-inducing effects of cocaine compared with measures of cocaine craving and cue reactivity. The American Journal on Addictions, 13, 305-315.

Reid, M., Careri, J., O'Leary, S., Starosta, A., Prichep, L., Franck, J., & Wennberg, P. (2003). Positive and negative affect and physiological arousal in alcohol cue reactivity: alcoholics versus non-alcoholics. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 57, 105.

Reid, M.S., Prichep, L.S., Ciplet, D., O'Leary, S., Tom, M., Howard, B., Rotrosen, J., & John, E.R. (2003). Quantitative electroencephalographic studies of cue-induced cocaine craving. Clinical Electroencephalography, 34, 110-123.

AffiliationsAmerican Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)