Angela Giles

Faculty Assoc
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
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Biography

Dr. Angela Giles obtained a Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. For more than 20 years, Dr. Giles has worked in the fields of integrated behavioral health, inpatient and outpatient mental health, geriatrics, foster care, substance abuse and juvenile justice. She has extensive experience working with veteran and military populations, and currently works as a Behavioral Health Consultant at the Veterans Administration. In 2007, she helped launch the Primary Care Mental Health Integration program at the Hampton VA Medical Center. She also serves as an Intergrated Behavioral Health trainee supervisor, facilitator for the PAIRS facilitation team, and the Rural Health Opioid Safety Education Facilitator.  

Dr. Giles serves in many capacities in chronic disease management: provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Chronic Pain, serves as faculty presenter for the Diabetes University and Diabetes Education for Women, Patient and Family Diabetes Support Group Facilitator, Insulin Initiation Facilitator, Chronic Disease and Sexual Health Facilitator,  Preventing Amputation Among Veterans Everywhere (PAVE) MH Committee member, Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Metrics Diabetes Team, Diabetes Subcommittee Member, and the Diabetes Performance Improvement Team. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, she implemented telephonic diabetes support groups for veterans, who reside in multiple states.

Dr. Giles has been involved in cutting edge VA National initiatives in the field of behavioral health such as, clinical video teleconferencing, opioid safety education in the rural health communities, and Primary Care Mental Health Integration On-Demand (PCMH-I). She served in a consultant capacity to implement the first phase of the Primary Care Mental Health Integration HUB expansion at a VA in VISN 6. 

Education

  • D.B.H. Behavioral Health, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2014
  • M.S.W. Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1998
  • B.A. Social Work, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA 1996

Videos

Public Health Minute: Veteran Mental Health

Research Interests

  • Veterans Health Care
  • Telehealth
  • Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes and Depression
  • Rural Health
  • Chronic Pain

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
IBC 650 Veterans Health
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
IBC 650 Veterans Health
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
IBC 691 Seminar
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
IBC 701 Models of Integrated Primary C
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
IBC 680 Practicum
IBC 684 Internship
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
IBC 691 Seminar
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
IBC 684 Internship
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
IBC 680 Practicum
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
IBC 691 Seminar

Presentations

Giles, A. J. (2019, October). Working with Veterans within the BHC Model. Invited Roundtable Discussion Group Facilitator at the 21st Annual Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Conference on Our Generation Integration, Denver, CO.

Giles, A. J. (2019, March). Cultural Competencies: How Can We Improve the Health-Related Outcomes of the Military and Veteran Populations? Invited speaker at the 2019 Integrated Healthcare Conference on Clinical, Management and Financial Outcomes in Integrated Healthcare, Tempe, AZ.

 

Giles, A.J. (2018, May). Diabetes Distress. Diabetes Staff Educational Series. Hampton VA Medical Center;  

Hampton, VA. 

 

Giles, A. J. (2018, March). Integrated Specialty Behavioral Healthcare into the Patient Aligned Care Team Model.

 Invited speaker at the 2018 Integrated Healthcare Conference on Building the Team in Team-Based Integrated

 Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Giles, A. J. (2017, October). Veterans Health. Invited group discussion facilitator at the 19th Annual Collaborative   

 Family Healthcare Association Conference on Integration & Beyond Creating Solutions for a Connected,   

 Sustainable Future, Houston, TX.

 

Giles, A. J. (2017, March). Managing Veterans Health Utilizing Technology in the Primary Care Setting. Invited  

 speaker at the 2017 Integrated Healthcare Conference on Leveraging Technology in Integrated Care, Scottsdale,  

 AZ.

 

Dougherty, T., Giles, A.J., Martinez, L., Murphy, S. & Ready, D. (2017, March). Integrated Behavioral Health

Workforce Opportunities. Panel presentation at the 2017 Integrated Healthcare Conference on Leveraging 

Technology in Integrated Care, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

Giles, A. J. (2016, March). Building Collaborative Relationships in Integrative Care. Invited speaker at the 2016  

Integrated Healthcare Conference on Healthcare Quality: Improving Clinical & Management Outcomes,   

Chandler, AZ.

 

Giles, A. J., & Macchi, C.R. (2016, March). DBH Internship: Perspectives after Graduation.  Invited speaker at the  

2016 Integrated Healthcare Conference on Health Quality: Improving Clinical & Management Outcomes,   

Chandler, AZ.

 

Crudup, C., Giles, A.J., Quintero, L. & Turner-Cooper, D. (2016, February). PAIRS: Warrior to Soul. Weekend Marriage Retreat, Hampton, VA.

 

Crudup, C., Giles, A.J. & Quintero, L. (2014, November). PAIRS: Warrior to Soul. Weekend Marriage Retreat,

Hampton, VA.

 

Giles, A.J. (2014, March). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain. Integrated Behavioral Health Trainee   

Didactics. Hampton VA Medical Center; Hampton, VA. 

 

Honors/Awards

  • TNCC Alumni Council Spotlight, 2020
  • CNU Alumni Spotlight, 2019
  • Nominated for the Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, Arizona State University; College Health Solutions, 2019
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Appreciate for Outstanding Professionalism, 2019
  • Nominated for the Association of VA Social Worker of the Third Quarter, 2018
  • Distinguished Alumni Award; Thomas Nelson Community College, 2018; The Distinguished Alumni Award acknowledges alumni who have displayed outstanding leadership, professional qualities and made significant contributions to their profession, business or community at local, state, national or international levels.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs; National Social Work Leadership Program: The Legacy of Leadership: A Roadmap to Success, 2016
  • Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors, 2014
  • Phi Alpha Phi Honor Society, 2013
  • Graduate College Deans Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2011
  • Hampton VA Medical Center, Customer Service Clinical Champion, 2009
  • Christopher Newport University: Chi Kappa Chapter Phi Alpha Honor Society, 1996
  • Hampton University: Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholars Program, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Association of VA Social Workers; 2016-Present
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association; December 2015-Present
  • American Psychotherapy Association; 2010-Present
  • National Association of Social Workers; 2008-2015
  • American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work; 2008-Present

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

ASU DBH Doctoral Committee Member (2016-present); (completed; 14)

  • Robin Glicksman-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Chronic Pain
  • Robyn Napier-Sleep Disturbance & Pain
  • Maria Colon-Improving Depression Screening, Identification, and Referrals to Behavioral Health Services in a Patient-Centered Medical Home.
  • Cornelia Redding-The Impact of Integrated Behavioral Health on Perceived Stress of Medical Providers and Staff and their Confidence in Health Services of Behavioral Health Providers.
  • Andree Sutton-Techniques for Reducing No-Show Appointment Rates at VA Vet Centers.
  • Tricia Bawn-Trends and Barriers to Student Utilization of Campus Integrated Healthcare Services.
  • Debra Johnson-The Impact of Intake Process Training on Patients Diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
  • Michelle Thomas-The Impact of Motivational Interviewing and Diabetes-Self Education on Patient Diagnosed with Diabetes and Depression. 
  • Dawn Murphy-Impact of Provider Referrals for Healthcare Services with Patients having Military Sexual Trauma. 
  • Janel Lindgren-Provider Attitudes of Collaborative Practice with Behavioral Health for Pain Management.
  • Steve Chang Lee-Brief EDMR in Primary Care: A Pilot Study.
  • Tracy Lasley-Motivational Interviewing for Dental Anxiety.
  • Maisha Haywood Smith- Using Social Media to Enhance a HIV Support Group for Depression.
  • Gary Waters-The Effect of Brief Behavioral Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes for Rural Veterans.

ASU DBH Doctoral Committee Member (pending; 15)

 

Regent University; Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Program; Committee Member (2019-present); (pending; 1)