Heidi M. Levitt, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology


Heidi M. Levitt, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Clinical Psychology program within the Department of Psychology at The University of Massachusetts Boston.  She is an Associate Editor for the journals Psychotherapy Research and Qualitative Psychology.  In addition, she is president-elect of the Society of Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, section of Division 5 of APA (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). She was awarded the Carmi Harari Research Award for Inquiry by the American Psychological Association’s Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology). Also, she has been awarded APA Fellow status and is Fellow of Division 29 [Psychotherapy], Division 32 [Society of Humanistic Psychology], and Division 44 [Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues].  For brief descriptions of her central areas of expertise, click on the links below:

Psychotherapy Research    LGBTQ Research    Qualitative Methods 

In addition to her research, Dr. Levitt supervises and teaches students to conduct experiential therapies and is a licensed psychologist. She adopts an integrative approach to psychotherapy practice that is rooted in constructivist and humanistic psychotherapy orientations.  Dr. Levitt has conducted consultation, workshops, and presentations in a variety of formats.  Please see the sidebar on they website for links to webpages about these events as well as about her curriculum vita, research interest statement, publications, and a webpage for applicants to the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program.