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Chatham University

Counseling Psychology (MSCP) Faculty and Staff

Seth Harty Ph.D.

Seth Harty

Assistant Professor
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2015

Academic Areas of Interest

Late adolescent development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), substance use, neuropsychological assessment

Personal Areas of Interest

Spending time with my family, reading fiction, listening to music, and trying to play tennis


I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Prior to accepting a faculty position at Chatham University, I completed postdoctoral fellowships in Clinical Research Training in Child Psychiatry and Interdisciplinary Alcohol Research Training at the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests include the cognitive and emotional factors associated adolescent and young adult substance use.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (New York, NY), 2011
  • Master of Science in Teaching (MST), The New School (New York, NY), 1999
  • B.A., Creighton University (Omaha, NE) 1994


  • Harty, S.C., Pedersen, S.L., Pelham, W.E., & Molina, B.S.G. (in press). ADHD and marijuana use expectancies in young adulthood. Substance Use and Misuse
  • Pedersen, S.L., Harty, S.C., Pelham, W.E., & Molina, B.S.G. (2014). Differential associations between alcohol expectancies and adolescent alcohol use as a function of childhood ADHD. J. Stud. Alcohol Drugs, 75:145–152
  • Harty, S.C., Galanopoulos, S., Newcorn, J.H., Halperin, J.M. (2013). Delinquent but not aggressive behaviors in childhood predict adolescent substance use in individuals diagnosed with ADHD. American Journal on Addictions.
  • Harty, S.C., Ivanov, I., Newcorn, J.H. Halperin, J.M. (2011). The impact of Conduct Disorder and stimulant medication on later substance use in an ethnically diverse sample of individuals diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 21(4): 331-9.
  • Harty, S.C., Miller, C.J., Newcorn, J.H., Halperin, J.M. (2009) Adolescents with childhood ADHD and comorbid disruptive behavior disorders: aggression, anger, and hostility. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40(1): 85-97.
  • Harty, S.C., Thorn, N.K., Kalmar, J.H., Newcorn, J.H., Halperin, J.M. (2004). The effect of childhood conduct disorder and cognitive functioning on adolescent substance use. CNS Spectrums, 9(9): 661-666.


  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Pennsylvania


  • Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY, New York, NY 2007, 2009
  • Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship, CUNY, New York, NY 2004-2009
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Loan Repayment Program 2012-2015


  • International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • American Psychological Association