Faculty Directory

Stephanie Seng

Stephanie Seng, Ph.D.

Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies and Director of Center for Family and Couple Therapy

Contact Information

119B Gifford Building
1570 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1570
Phone: 970-491-5207
Fax: 970-491-7975
E-mail: sseng@colostate.edu

Research Interests

Currently my research and practice is two-fold. The first focuses on the developmental impact of childhood trauma. In the CFCT clinic I conduct and supervise comprehensive assessments on children and adolescents with a history of trauma. Assessments include neurocognitive testing, a psychosocial interview, and collaboration with other professionals serving the child and/or family. Results from assessments are meant to take into account the impact of trauma on topics such as treatment, placement, education, and/or family relationships for the child. The center works closely with a variety of professionals such as guardian ads litem, therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, and educators, as well as family members with the aim of protecting the child and building resilience in the context of a safe environment. The second focuses on therapeutic intervention and supervision of students providing therapeutic intervention to individuals, couples and families.


B.S., 1987, Interpersonal Communication, Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.S., 1994, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

Honors and Awards

2014 - Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Supervisor of the Year

Professional Experience

2014-present: Instructor and Center Director - Center for Family and Couples Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2005-present: Family Therapist, Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, Fort Collins, CO

1994-present: Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Fort Collins, CO

Selected Publications

Biringen, Z., Seng, S., & Altenhoften, S. (2005). Infants, toddlers, and the challenges of military deployments. Military Families Research Institute, Purdue University, E‐book on invited by Dr. Shelley MacDermid, on militaryhomefront.com.

Zimmerman, T. S., Seng, S. C., Northen, L. P., & Grogan, J. W. (1998). Marital equality when mothers stay at home. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 10 (2), 23–46.

Zimmerman, T. S., Northen, L. P., Seng, S. C., & Grogan, J. W. (1999). Marital equality when fathers stay at home. Initiatives, 59 (1), 45–63.

Center Affiliations

Center for Family and Couple Therapy

Thematic Research Areas

  • Treatment, Intervention, and Prevention Science
  • Risk, Resilience, & Developmental Psychopathology