H. Russell Searight                       Practicing Psychology in Primary Care


H.Russell Searight,Ph.D.,MPH   

Associate Professor of Psychology    
e-mail: hsearight@lssu.edu     
Office: Library 237   
Lake Superior State University  
650 W.Easterday Ave.   


Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783 

Licensed Psychologist --State of Michigan   





Research and Scholarly Interests
                Health Psychology                                                    Emerging Adulthood
                Clinical Psychology in Primary Health Care                Positive Psychology
                 Cross-Cultural Psychology                                       Mindfulness Approaches to Psychotherapy





LSSU  Distnguished Teacher 2011



Selected Recent Articles and Book Chapters
Searight, H.R. & Perkins, S. (2011—in press). Autonomy: A cross cultural perspective. In S. Loue (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. New York: Springer.
Searight, H.R., Ratwik, S., & Smith, T. (2010). “Hey, I can do this !”:  The benefits of conducting undergraduate research for young adult development. Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 5, 106-114.  
Searight, H.R. & Searight, B.K. (2009). Problem-based learning in an undergraduate psychology course. Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 4, 69-76.
Searight, H.R. & Searight, B.K. (2009). Working with foreign language interpreters: Recommendations for psychological practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40, 454-451
Searight, H.R., Gafford, J, & Evans, S. (2009). Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In M. Mengel & P. Schwiebert. (Eds.), Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care and Prevention. New York; McGraw-Hill.
Searight, H.R. (2009). Realistic approaches to counseling in the office setting. American Family Physician, 79; 277-284
Searight, H.R. (2008). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In  M. Feldman &  J. Christensen (Eds.), Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice (Third Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Searight, H.R., Gafford, J. & Mohan, V. (2008). Training of International Medical Graduates. In M. Feldman & J. Christensen (Eds.), Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice  (Third Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Searight, H.R. (2007).  Decision-Making at the End of Life: Cross Cultural Perspectives. In T.E. Lynch (Ed.), Psychology of Decision Making in Medicine and Health Care. New York: Nova Science Publishers
Searight, H.R. (2007). Efficient Counseling Techniques for the Primary Care Physician. Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice, 34, 551-67.
Recent Book Reviews
Searight, H.R. (2010). "But What Could I Do ?" The Moral Dilemmas of Military Officers in Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Review of W. Steavenson, The Weight of a Mustard Seed: The Intimate Story of an Iraqi General and his Family during Thirty Years of Tyranny. PsycCRITIQUES
Searight, H.R. (2010). Boundary Crossing: The Personal and Professional Lives of Masters and Johnson. Review of T. Maier, Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America how to Love.PsycCRITIQUES.
Searight, H.R. (2008).   Humanity in the House of God: Helping the Wounded Healer. Review of  M.F. Myers & G.O. Gabbard; The Physician as Patient: A Clinical Hadnbook for Mental Health Professionals. PsycCRITIQUES.
Searight, H.R. (2008) Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Has the Time Come for Integative Care ?  Review of M. H.Cohen, M. Ruggie, & M.S. Micozzi, The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Practical Guide. PsychCRITIQUES, 53 (18).
Searight, H.R. (2007). When Does the Observer Become the Observed ? The Maysles Meet the Beales. Review of the film, "The Beales of Grey Gardens," Albert and David Maysles (Directors). PsychCRITIQUES, 52 (45).
Editorial Board Member
Reviewer in 2010 and 2011
American Family Physician
Journal of Palliative Care
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
North American Journal of Psychology
Patient Education and Counseling



  Courses Taught Educational Background
  Psych 155 Lifespan Development   Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (1984)  Saint Louis University
  Psych 259 Abnormal Psychology
Psych/SW 391 Family Therapy
Psych 385 Health Psychology
Psych 301 Psychology of the Exceptional Child and Adolescent
Psych 357 Personality

MPH (Master of Public Health)  (2003) Saint Louis University School of Public Health

M.S. (R) (Master of Psychology) (1982) Saint Louis University; St Louis, MO

B.A. Psychology (1979) Butler University; Indianopolis, IN


Previous Positions

Director of Behavioral Medicine; Forest Park Hospital Family Medicine Residency

& Clinical Associate Professor of Community &Family Medicine-Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1989-2007)    
Associate Professor of Psychology  (with tenure) ; Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1992-95)    
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (1988-1992 )    
Faculty Member and Clinical Supervisor, Saint Louis University (1984-2002)