Patrick HeathFaculty

Assistant Professor in Psychological Science

I am a counseling psychologist with an interest in help-seeking behaviors, positive psychology, and psychological measurement. My recent research has focused on how social and cultural factors (e.g., stigma, gender role expectations) serve as barriers to seeking out mental health care and how positive psychological factors (e.g., self-compassion, self-affirmation) could promote seeking help. Recently, I have been working on the development of brief interventions that could mitigate the impact of help-seeking barriers. In addition to this work, I examine the reliability and validity of psychological measures across cultures to ensure that these measures can be used in cross-cultural research. I typically utilize advanced statistical methodology to examine these topics, like structural equation modeling and measurement invariance testing.


B.S. University of Wisconsin; M.A. University of Minnesota; Ph.D. Iowa State University. I completed my clinical internship at the University of Iowa Counseling Service.


Reading, Travel, Local music, and Cycling

Courses Taught

PSY-224 (Statistics and Research Methods I) and PSY-344 (AT:Self Compassion)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology 11 2022/S1, 2022/FA, 2022/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, and 2020/SP
PSY-225 Statistics and Research Methods II 5 2023/SP, 2022/SP, 2021/SP, 2020/FA, and 2019/FA
PSY-100 General Psychology 4 2021/FA and 2019/FA
PSY-344 AT:Self Compassion 2 2021/FA and 2020/SP
PSY-389 Directed Research I 1 2023/SP
PSY-390 Directed Research II 1 2023/SP
PSY-256 Positive Psychology 1 2023/SP
PSY-224 Statistics and Research Methods I 1 2022/FA