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Debra Hyatt-Burkart, Ph.D., LPC

Assistant Professor
School of Education
Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education

410D Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.5711

Education:

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Ph.D., LPC, Counselor Education and Supervision
Heidelberg College, Tiffin, OH, M.A., Counseling
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, B.A.
Bio

Debra Hyatt-Burkhart Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education. She is also the program's Clinical Facilitator. Dr. Hyatt-Burkhart teaches graduate level courses in counseling including marriage and family counseling, clinical supervision, diagnosis and treatment planning, and research design. She has previously taught at Slippery Rock University and provides professional training and consultation to a number of local human service agencies. Dr. Hyatt-Burkhart has authored publications and presented at national and regional conferences on topics including the experience of vicarious traumatic exposure, immigration trauma, and salutogenic clinical supervision. Prior to earning her doctorate at Duquesne University, Dr. Hyatt-Burkhart engaged in the practice of counseling specializing in family therapy, work with adolescents, and clinical supervision.

Publications

Hyatt-Burkhart, D. & Levers, L. (2012). Historical contexts of trauma. In L. Lopez Levers (Ed.) Trauma counseling: Theories and interventions. N.Y: Springer Publishing

Levers, L. L. & Hyatt-Burkhart, D. (2011). Immigration reform and psychosocial trauma: The missing link of lived human experience. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-2415.2011.01254.x (peer reviewed)

Browne, S. & Hyatt-Burkhart, D. (2011). Writing therapy and resilience in human development. Slippery Rock University Journal of Scholarly Endeavor. XI spring 2011. (peer reviewed)

Presentations

National Presentations

Hyatt-Burkhart, D. & Owens E. (2012). Salutogenisis in supervision: Creating a positive supervisory relationship through strength-based intervention. Presentation for the American Counseling Association conference, San Francisco, CA. (peer reviewed)

Browne, S. & Hyatt-Burkhart, D. (2011). Writing therapy and resilience in human development. National Collegiate Honors Council conference, Phoenix, AZ. (peer reviewed)

Owens, E. & Hyatt-Burkhart, D. (2011). Salutogenics: A positive approach to trauma in counseling, counselor education, and supervision. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association conference, New Orleans, LA.
(peer reviewed)

Hyatt-Burkhart, D., Owens, E., Dubois, A. (2010). Staying Afloat: Identifying, preventing and treating vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Poster session at the American Counseling Association conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (peer reviewed)

Regional Presentation

Hyatt-Burkhart, D. & Owens, E. (2012). Creating a positive supervisory relationship through salutogenic, strength-based interventions. Presentation for the North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Niagara Falls, NY. (peer reviewed)

State Presentations

Owens, E., Hyatt-Burkhart, D., & Neale-McFall, C. (2012). Salutogenesis: Maintaining strength-based practice in a pathogenic world. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference, State College, PA. (peer reviewed)

Owens, E. & Hyatt-Burkhart, D. (2011). Sink or Swim? The possibilities and potential of vicarious experience when counseling survivors of trauma and crisis. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference, State College, PA. (peer reviewed)

Hyatt-Burkhart, D. & Owens, E. (2010). Salutogenics: a positive approach to trauma within counselor education, training and supervision. Presentation at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference, State College, PA. (peer reviewed)

Hyatt-Burkhart, D. & Owens, E (2009). Preventing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn-out. Presented at the Pennsylvania Counseling Association conference, State College, PA. (peer reviewed)