Colleen Cordes

Asst Dean + Clinical Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Dr. Colleen Clemency Cordes the Assistant Dean of Non-Tenure Eligible Faculty in the College of Health Solutions and a Clinical Professor. She is a licensed pscyhologist, and her clinical background and training has almost exclusively been in traditional medical settings, having worked in primary care settings at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, the VA Hospital in Long Beach, CA, the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA, and HonorHealth's Neighborhood Outreach and Access to Health (NOAH) clinics. She received a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completed didactic training programs in biofeedback and clinical hypnosis from the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She is currently on the board of directors for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). Her research interests focus on primary care behavioral health and workforce development for integrated primary care.

Dr. Clemency Cordes is also a proud Sun Devil, having graduated from the Counseling Psychology program at Arizona State University in 2009.

Education

Arizona State University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology, 2009

  • APA-Accredited Program

Arizona State University, Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselor Education, 2005

Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication, 2004

  • Dual Majors in Theatre and Psychology, Graduated with Honors

Research Interests

Integrated primary care behavioral health (PCBH), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), sexual health, chronic pain

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Lindsey, A., Janich, N., Macchi, C.R., & Clemency Cordes, C. (in development). Developing interdisciplinary additions training programs for higher education settings.

Mona, L. R., Cameron, R. P., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2017). Disability culturally competent sexual healthcare. American Psychologist, 72, 1000-1010. Impact factor: 5.454.

Serrano, N., Clemency Cordes, C., Daub, S., & Cubic, B. (2017). Training and workforce development needs for behavioral health providers working in a Primary Care Behavioral Health model of service delivery. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. ePub ahead of print. Impact Factor: 1.085

Clemency, B., Basior, J. M., Lindsrom, H. A., Clemency Cordes, C., & Waldrop, D. P. (2017). The realities of operationalizing MOLST forms in emergency situations. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, 182-184. Impact Factor: 6.616

Clemency, B., Clemency Cordes, C., Lindstrom, H. A., Basior, J. M., & Waldrop, D. P. (2017). Decisions by default: Incomplete and contradictory POLST in emergency care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, 35-39. Impact Factor: 6.616

Waldrop, D. P., Clemency, B., & Lindstrom, H. A. Clemency Cordes, C. (2015). We are strangers walking into their life-changing event: How prehospital providers manage emergency calls at the end of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 50, 328-334. Impact Factor: 2.649

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Loman, J., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2014). Comparing outcomes of Kinect video game-based occupational/physical therapy versus usual care. Games for Health Journal, 3(3), 157-161. Impact Factor: 1.321

Cameron, R. P., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Clemency Cordes, C., Fraley, S. S., Chen, S. S., Klein, L. S., Welsh, E., Smith, K., & Lemos, L. (2011). Sexuality among Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 289-301. Impact Factor: 1.539

Clemency, C. E., & Dixon Rayle, A. (2006). Hitting closer to home: A multiple family prevention group for adolescent disordered eating. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 31, 219-245. Impact factor: 0.63

Book Chapters:

Clemency Cordes, C., & Borst, C. (in press). The role of family-centered integrated behavioral healthcare in promoting sexual wellbeing for women with disabilities. In R. Shuttleworth and L. Mona (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Disability. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2018). Workforce development: Identifying continuing education needs and programs for integrated behavioral health training. In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Clemency Cordes, C., Reiter, J., & Manson, L. (2018). Integrated behavioral health care models. In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Macchi, C. R. & Clemency Cordes, C. (2018). Graduate internship training of integrated behavioral health in primary care (IBHPC). In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., Eisen, E., Coble-Temple, A., & Mona, L. R. (2017). Leveraging integrated behavioral health services to promote behavioral health among women with disabilities. In L. M Ruglass and K. Kendall-Tackett (Eds.), Women’s mental health across the lifespan: Challenges, vulnerabilities, and strengths (pp. 119-140). New York, NY: Routledge

Clemency Cordes, C., Saxon, L. C., & Mona, L. R. (2016). Women Veterans with Disabilities: An Integrated Care Perspective. In S. Miles-Cohen & C. Signore (Eds.), Eliminating inequities for women with disabilities: An agenda for health and wellness (pp. 227-242). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Coble-Temple, A. (2016).  Perspectives on Disability within Integrated Healthcare. In L. Suzuki, M. Casas, C. Alexander, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (4th Ed.; pp. 401-410). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Syme, M. L., Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., & Mona, L. R. (2015). Sexual health and well-being in the context of aging. In P.A. Litchtenberg & B. T. Mast (Eds.), APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., Clemency Cordes, C., Fraley, S. S., Baggett, L. R….Roma, V. G. (2013). Sexuality and disability: A disability-affirmative approach to sex therapy. In Y. M. Binik & K. Hall (Eds.), Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy (5th Ed.).

Clemency Cordes, C., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., & Smith, K. (2013). Sexuality and sexual health among women with physical disabilities. In D. Castaneda (Ed), An essential handbook of women’s sexuality: Diversity, health, and violence introduction (Vol. 2, pp. 71-92). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Mona, L.R., Syme, M.L., Goldwaser, G., Cameron, R.P., Chen, S., Clemency, C., Fraley, S., Wirick, D., & Lemos, L. (2011). Sexual health in older adults: Conceptualization and Treatment. In K. Sorocco & S. Lauderdale (Eds.), Implementing CBT for older adults: Innovations across care settings (pp. 263-287). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Mona, L. R., Goldwaser, G., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., Clemency, C., Miller, A. R., Lemos, L., & Ballan, M. S. (2010). Assessment and Conceptualization of Sexuality among Older Adults. In P. A. Lichtenberg’s, Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology (pp. 331-356). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Publishers.

Newsletters and Blogs:

Bishop, T., Polaha, J., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2016, March 24). On becoming transformational: The state of interprofessional education and its future [Web log post]. Retrieved from: http://www.cfha.net/blogpost/689173/242596/On-Becoming-Transformational-The-State-of-Interprofessional-Education-and-Its-Future

McLeod, A. & Clemency Cordes, C. (2011). 8 Do’s and Don’ts of Mental Health. Advance for NPs and PAs,2(6), 35-36.

Clemency, C. E. (2007). A multiple family psychoeducational prevention group for adolescent disordered eating. The Group Psychologist, 17, 12-13.

Research Activity

Family Psychoeducational Training: Engaging Members and Families/Supports as Partners in Healthcare (FPE). Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (2017). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $125,000.

Integrated Due Disorder Treatment (IDDT). Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (2017). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $125,000.

Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Comorbid Behavioral and Medical Problems. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCS-1409-24372. (2016-2021). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $407,469.

Arizona State University SBIRT Training & Implementation Collaborative (ASU-STIC). Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, RFA TI-15-001 (2015-2018). Co-Principal Investigator (.10FTE), $945,000.

Courses

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 591Seminar
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 793Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
IBC 634Strategies & Techn for Behv
IBC 690Reading and Conference

Presentations

Clemency Cordes, C. (2018, August). Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona. Invited panelist, Ethics in the Pines: AZ Bioethics Network, Flagstaff, AZ.

Macchi, C. R., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, October). Utilizing web-based patient simulations to advance clinical skills mastery. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Helathcare Association, Houston, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, August). Family Psychoeducation and Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment. Invited presentation, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Connections Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, July). Behavioral management of chronic pain in primary care. Invited presentation, Gila River Healthcare, Sacaton, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C., Syme, M. L., Mendoza, A., Ortigo, K., & Cameron, R. P. (2016, August). Sexuality and Diverse Identities, Culturally Competent Sexual Health Assessment, and Intervention. Symposia conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2016, August). Improving Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities  Integrating Care from the Margins to the Center. Symposia conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Denver, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C., ODonnell, R. O., & **Olugbala, F. (2013, September). Assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. Training conducted for the Fengtai Medical Association. Beijing, China.

Clemency Cordes, C., Ellis, Wendy (2013, October). Disrupting the Status Quo: Dismantling the Silos in Integrated Training. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Broomfield, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C. Coble-Temple, A., Mona, L. R., & Syme, M. (2013, August). Promoting sexual health for women with disabilities. Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Clemency Cordes, C. & Macchi, C.R. (2013, July).  Integrated behavioral health interventions for depression and anxiety: Return on investment in the Accountable Care Organization. Workshop presentation at the Summer Institute of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Sedona, Arizona.

Clemency Cordes, C. & Macchi, C.R. (2013, July).  The practice and teaching of mindfulness. Workshop presentation at the Summer Institute of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Sedona, Arizona.

Clemency, Cordes, C., & Ellis, W. E. (2013, July). Dismantling silos of care: Implementation of an integrated care practice. Paper presented at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2013, January). Sexuality in later life: A sex-positive approach. Paper presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summer, Houston, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, October). Multidisciplinary approaches to managing chronic pain in primary care. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Austin, TX.

Rosen, D., Clemency Cordes, C., & Rusuloj, G. (2012, October). Rationale for Integrating Behavioral Care Providers into Community Pharmacies to Collaboratively Deliver Medication Adherence Counseling to HIV Patients. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Austin, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, September). The role of addictions professionals in integrated behavioral healthcare. Poster presented at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, Orlando, FL.

Clemency Cordes, C., Mona, L. R., Coble-Temple, A., & Smith, K. (2012, August). Promoting sexual health for women with spinal cord injuries and MS. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Las Vegas, NV.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, July). Behavioral health management of pain disorders in primary care. Workshop conducted at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, May). Training health professionals in integrated behavioral healthcare. Paper presented at the Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, April). Addressing barriers to integration: Successful reimbursement strategies for behavioral health providers in primary care. iTraining conducted for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, April). Managing high utilizers of medical services. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Chicago, IL.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Training mental health professionals in integrated care. Paper presented at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Outcome-informed behavioral health treatment in primary care. Paper presented at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Behavioral health management of pain disorders in primary care. Workshop conducted at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. & ODonnell, R. (2011, October). The real-world state of primary care integration: Findings from Arizona. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. & ODonnell, R. (2011, October). Reimbursement of behavioral health interventions in primary care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. & ODonnell, R. (2011, October). Outcomes that matter in collaborative care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2011, October). Conceptualizing sexual health: A new approach. In Promoting Sexual Health for Women with Disabilities. Symposia conducted at the Inequity to Equality: Promoting health and wellness for women with disabilities conference, Washington, DC.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, May). Promoting sexual wellness in older adults. Invited speaker, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, March). Understanding sexual functioning in older adults. Invited Speaker, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Bedford, MA.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, January). Chronic pain in primary care. Invited speaker, Doctorate in Behavioral Health Spring Intensive Seminar. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Creager, W., Clemency, C.E., Klump, M., Ngo, T., & Henze, K. (2009, November). Impact of peer support groups on Veterans weight loss and maintenance. Poster presented at the meeting of the Northeast VISNs: Effective and Efficient Practice in Primary Care, Albany, NY.

Clemency, C. E. (2009, May). Behavioral foundations for disordered eating among performers. In Recent Research on Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity. Symposia conducted at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ.

Clemency, C. E. (2009, April). Neurocognitive sequelae of cancer treatments. Invited speaker, VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Long Beach, CA.

Clemency, C. E. (2008, May) Finding your way in the medical setting. Invited speaker, Health and Wellness (CPY 691), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Clemency, C. E. (2007, June). Cognitive behavioral treatment and techniques for family practitioners. Invited speaker, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Family Practice Center, Phoenix AZ.

Clemency, C. E., & Dixon Rayle, A. (2006, August). A multiple family prevention group model for adolescent disordered eating. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Clemency, C. E. & Robinson Kurpius, S. (2006, August) Bodies on display: Self-objectification, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating among dance and theatre women. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Honors/Awards

College of Health Solutions, Commitment Award - Faculty (2016)

Nominated, ASU Faculty Womens Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2014)

Editorships

Editorial Consultation:

Families, Systems, and Health                                                                                      2016-present

  • Special Issue: Strategies for Evaluating Integrated Care in the Real World                    

Sexuality Research and Social Policy                                                                                        2018

Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings                                                                    2017

  • Special issue: Primary Care Behavioral Health Model of Integration                            

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs                                                                                                 2012

  •   Special Issue: The Evidence for Integrated Care: Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health,  and Primary Care  

Professional Associations

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association                                                     2012-present

  • Primary Care Behavioral Health Special Interest Group
    • Primary Care Behavioral Health Webinar Work Group               2015-2017

American Psychological Association                                                                 2010-present

  • Division 38 (Health Psychology)

Service

University Service

  • Program-level committees:
    • Faculty Search Committees (2010-2018), Chair
    • DBH Curriculum Committee (2010-present)
    • Integrated Health Care Conference Planning Committee (2015-present)
    • DBH Program Marketing Committee (2010-2017)
  • College-level committees:
    • School of Letters and Sciences Curriculum Committee (2010-2012)
    • School of Letters and Sciences Fixed-Term Personnel Committee (2010-2011)
    • School of Letters and Science Academic Program Review Committee (2011-2012)
    • College of Health Solutions Fixed-Term Personnel Committee (2013-2014)
    • Content expert in Person Centered Care for the Science of Healthcare Delivery/Mayo Medical School Expansion Project (2014-present)
    • College of Health Solutions Deans, Directors, and Chairs (DDC) Committee (2014-2018)
    • College of Health Solutions Faculty Success Visioning Committee (2018)
    • College of Health Solutions Academic Success Visioning Committee (2018)
    • CHS Director of Marketing Search Committee (2018)
    • CHS Executive Director, Student Services Search Committee (2018)

Professional Service

Glendale Community College

  • Behavioral Health Science Occupational Advisory Board (BHS-OAB)    2017-present

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA; chfa.net)

  • Elected to Board of Directors                                                                 2015-present
    • Treasurer, Executive Committee Member                                  2017-present

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Doctoral Advisees and Culminating Project Topics

Graduated 2011

  1. Daphne Lindo : Impact of patient education on the Risk Perception Survey for Developing Diabetes and the Readiness Ruler with prediabetic African American Women
  2. DeAnn Smetana: An analysis of primary care provider job satisfaction and stress levels when fully integrated with behavioral health
  3. Beth West: Treating diabetes with co-occurring medical and behavioral health visits
  4. Lisa Marie Jones: Integrative behavioral pain management in the primary care setting: A group intervention
  5. Melissa Johnson: A correlation of postpartum depression and bonding
  6. Patricia Bruce: The impact of Alliance Counseling Center on major depressive disorder and work productivity outcomes
  7. Penny Goodman: Childhood obesity groups
  8. Russell Silverberg: Research based self-care for Type 2 diabetes
  9. Susan Taylor: Depression screening initiative

Graduated 2012

  1. Amy Dansby: A screening of antepartum and perinatal depression and anxiety in family practice
  2. Christine Moninghoff: The effects of a health-related recovery group on the health-related quality of life of inmates with mental illness and chronic medical conditions
  3. Donna Pisano: The effectiveness of a one session brief pain management group model
  4. Donna Vaughan: Weight loss in primary care: Comparing Pro-Change behavior program with treatment as usual
  5. John (Jack) Clorizio: Decision Point Center needs analysis  
  6. Kari Anderson: The mindful eating cycle: Treatment for binge eating disorder
  7. Megan Maurino: Addressing diabetes-related distress and self-efficacy in an acute care setting
  8. Michael Hedden: Medical service utilization and quality of life perception for patients served in a reverse co-location setting
  9. Michele (Mikki) Felix: Depression screening in the Center for Adolescent Health
  10. Thomas Barrett: Addressing a quality improvement initiative for a gender-responsive chemical dependency program in a behavioral health care system in Maryland

Graduated 2013

  1. Bobbi Vogelsang: A multi-contextual treatment protocol for chronic pain and mood disorders: The challenges for behavioral health consulting in a semi-integrated FQHC/family medicine residency program
  2. Cora Bruno: Psychological screenings in neurological settings for adults living with multiple sclerosis
  3. Dominique Pressey: Stress and anxiety screening in an elementary school setting
  4. Emma Cosby: Identifying comorbid asthma and anxiety within a pediatric clinic
  5. Jessica Stahl: Mental health capacity building in low income nations
  6. Lauren Zakaras: The need for depression screening in primary care
  7. Leanette Henagan: The effects of a peer health coach working with comorbid patients diagnosed with a serious mental illness and chronic disease
  8. Leslie Wiberg: Pain management in the primary care setting
  9. Noe Vargas: Assessing underlying depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol use in an emergency department (ED) setting
  10. Rachael Cresci: Managing crisis in outpatient care
  11. Sue Dahl-Popolizio: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a virtual physical therapy program
  12. Susan Hegemeyer: Musical meditation and pain: Assessing pain in the primary care setting

Graduated 2014

  1. Angela Giles: Effectiveness of cognitive therapy group in improving depression, diabetes-related distress and quality of life in the primary care setting
  2. Ashley Huffman: Diabetes and depression screening initiative
  3. Cody Cramer: Breathe2Relax the heart and mind: A plan-do-study-act pilot project at Health Partners of Western Ohio
  4. Danielle Gold: Somatization and social support: Considering the needs of the highest utilizers of the Sanatorium at St. Georges College, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  5. Fanike Olugbala: Measuring integration readiness: A comparison of allopathic and naturopathic medical clinics
  6. Jennifer Burruel: Chronic pain: Intensity, self-efficacy, and progressive muscle relaxation
  7. Jessica Katt: Medical clearance of patients presenting to an emergency department with psychiatric complaints
  8. Jessica Wolf: The role of the behavioral care provider in primary care
  9. Jillian McManus: Leveraging the behavioral clinician: Embedding behavioral health screenings at biometric events
  10. Julie Reese: Impact of training for medical staff treating young children who are effected by domestic violence
  11. Kim DiRe: Integrated behavioral health care versus collaborative care in an eating disorder intensive outpatient program setting
  12. Kristen Ray:  A needs assessment for self-efficacy and nicotine dependence in the emergency department
  13. Marlena Gonzalez-Gabaldon: Birth preparation, expectations, delivery outcome, and bonding Renee Nelson: The effect of mindfulness of disordered eating and diabetes
  14. Robin Landwehr: COPD and depression: Using the PHQ-9 and CCQ assessments with medically indigent and homeless patients at a community health clinic
  15. Samine Charles: Providing psychotherapy to address the psychological and physical effects of obesity in adolescents
  16. Shawnee Inez: Second generation antipsychotics, metabolic monitoring, and the potential to improve health outcomes within a Medicaid population
  17. Toni Dougherty: Patient perception of change in a PCMH model of care
  18. Zelma Pugh: The impact of educating nurses on the reduction of restrains in the emergency department
  19. Zoe Folts: An examination of the effectiveness of a mindfulness group protocol on perceived stress, self-efficacy, and mindfulness skills

Graduated 2015

  1. Adam Will: Depression and HbA1c in diabetes
  2. Alice Ceazer-Campbell: Adolescent overweight/obesity and psychosocial behavior
  3. April Johnson: Chronic pain and substance abuse
  4. Ashley Hodge: Influence of peer support among older adults in skilled nursing facilities on depression and quality of life
  5. Ashley Rieger: Examining the correlations between adolescent depression and risk-taking behaviors
  6. Beau Nelson: Medication adherence with HIV patients
  7. Carl (Patrick) Hernandez: Metabolic syndrome, health, and wellness
  8. Diane Paz: The effects of motivational interviewing on oral health, bullying, and self-esteem
  9. Eugenia Wright-Agard: Depression and HIV negatively affects patient health outcomes
  10. Jenna Teso: Implementing anxiety and pain management techniques with pediatric patients in the acute setting
  11. Katalin Toth: Barriers to diabetes self-management among a South Florida minority adult population
  12. Kimberly Bailey: Detecting depression in patients with chronic illness
  13. Kristina Leslie: Depression and chronic pain: A CBT group intervention based on the CPCI
  14. Laurie Shea: Diabetes, food insecurity, and anxiety
  15. Michelle Davis: Understanding referral patterns and barriers to behavioral health in a specialty pain management practice
  16. Monica Barrett: Comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders in patients with chronic pain
  17. Nancy Kessler: Well-being and religious practices in Judaism
  18. Norma Magdaleno:Believing in Me: A disease management program for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and obesity
  19. Robin Parker-Brooks: Asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  20. Terasa (Trayci) Prince: Integrated care collaboration for persons living with HIV/AIDS

Graduated 2016

  1. Brelonda Walker: Prevalence rate of depression among women with chronic fatigue
  2. Dawn Ready: The impact of integrated behavioral health on primary care provider attitudes and beliefs toward the management of adult obesity
  3. Gary Waters: The effect of brief behavioral interventions on health related quality of life outcomes for rural veterans
  4. Jacqueline Permito Sweeney: Understanding the link between anxiety and sleep disturbance
  5. Jennifer Girard: Improving health maintenance among the homeless
  6. Kathryn Vennie: Disease self-management programs as a means of enhancing the health related quality of life of patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  7. Kelly Gilleland: Comorbid depression and insomnia
  8. Kenneth Ray: Assessing the effectiveness of interprofessional education (IPE) on staff attitudes for collaborative care of jail inmates with comorbid mental health and chronic illness
  9. Lemuel Gaspar: Cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing: The influence intervention has on a patients readiness to change
  10. Maria Navarro: Mindfulness in the treatment of obesity and anxiety
  11. Michelle James-Mann: The Healthier You project
  12. Nadejda Razi-Robertson: Provider barriers to implementation of guidelines related to long-term opioid treatment for chronic non-cancer pain
  13. April Brewer: Implementing interventions for co-morbid diagnosis of diabetes and alcohol use
  14. Carey McGrath: Effects of autism spectrum disorder behavioral skill straining for childrens hospital medical staff
  15. Deidre Cullum: How diabetes distress impacts self-care in diabetic patients
  16. Julie Hoeschen: Improving coordination of care between behavioral health and physical health providers
  17. Lisa Bravo: The impact of using app-based mindfulness to treat patients diagnosed with co-occurring hypertension and anxiety
  18. Scott Petersen: The challenges of behavioral health referrals from primary care

Graduated 2017

  1. Elizabeth Nikol: Brief group cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of depression and health perception in primary care
  2. Julie Gomer: Reach of an integrated care pathway in an optometry setting
  3. Michael Greenwell: Project Aim to Achieve: A diabetes self-management program. Using brief groups within integrated health care to reduce patient HbA1c scores
  4. Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon: Addressing obesity and quality of life in adults
  5. Gyann Phillips: Use of mindfulness and psychoeducation to decrease scores on PSC-17 internalizing scale along with increasing healthy diets and physical activity
  6. Rita Martin: Impact of a psychoeducational peer support group on patients with anxiety and insomnia

Graduated 2018

  1. Adam Herreid: Evaluating cost savings and physician time in primary care when utilizing behavioral health consultation
  2. Ariana Iacobucci: The impact of emotional freedom technique on chronic pain and quality of life
  3. Bertha Estrada: Improving physical health, mental health, and self-esteem in the chronically ill patient at a primary care clinic with integrated behavioral health services
  4. CarolAnn Jeffries: Effectiveness of a walking program: Increasing exercise levels in intellectually disabled adults
  5. Cobi Silver Hewitt: Diabetes and depression
  6. Margarethe Roderick: Addressing sleep problems in pediatric primary care settings
  7. Virginia Pond: Self-hypnosis for relaxation only versus with memory prior to pain: Impacts on anxiety and pain
  8. Jessica Matthews: Examining the effectiveness of mindfulness-based health coaching on diabetes self-care
  9. Carol Grant: Psychoeducation groups and diabetes in children
  10. Michael Gibbs: Will motivational interviewing decrease depression while improving pain among patients receiving opioid treatment?
  11. Michelle Thomas: The impact of motivational interviewing and diabetes self-education on patients diagnosed with diabetes and depression
  12. Sarah Haws Taylor: Treating young children with behavioral disorders in the pediatric primary health setting
  13. Sara Ratliff: Cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, and problem-solving interventions 

Current Advisees (27 students):

Alician Schoephoerster           Alida Zappone                                    Amber Salazar

Anthea Horn                           Carrie Watson                                     Chany Darr

Christina Medeiros                 Janet West                                           Jessenia Zayas

LaMonica May                       Laura Neely                                        Mahina Johnson

Mona Infante                          Nathalie Hughes                                 Nikia Meekins

Patrick Hines                          Paula Krasselt                                     Paulette Cofield

Richard Kreutz                        Robert Fowler                                     Robert Wilkins

Rosamaria Alamo                   Sabit Bojaj                                          Shaun Ditty    

Staci Sandvik                          William Robinson                               Yovela Allen                          

Committee Member (Past and Present; 59):

Alana Brunacini                       Andrea Durand                                     Angel Corbin   

Anne-Marie Salazar                  Artnbause Sloane                                 Anthony Martinez

Ashlea McLeod                        Ashley Powell                                      Barbara Brown

Betsy Fowler                           Bob Phillips                                          Bonnie Mitchell

Chante Pantilla                         Cindi Stone                                          Christina Salvatore

David Rosen                             Diana Davis-Wilson                             Evan Coates     

Gary Miller                              Gwendolyn Greene                                Gwynetth Kelly

Esther Pineda                           James Wilson                                      Jason Buck

Jennifer Egeberg                       Jeffrey Jorgensen                               Jerimya Fox

Jessica Dorland                        Joanna Paris                                       Jolene Joseph  

Jorge Ortega                             Karen Zazzera                                    Katarina Olea

Kelly Yeager                            Kendra Stewart                                     Kevin Alexander

Lesley Farrell                           Levon Hathalie                                     Maria Housley-Kolter

Martin Lara                              Michelle Harris                                      Pallavi Gupta   

Pamela Miller                           Patricia DeBruhl                                   Rhonda Sturdivant

Rose Bricker                            Scott Reuter                                         Shannon Faucheux      

Shannon Lilja                           Sheba Stowe                                        Shirley Johnson

Steven Goldstein                      Susan Beaty                                        Tamara Crawford

Terri (Cookie) Smith                Thomas Aubrey                                    Verree Laughlin

Virginia McNally                      Vickie McGinley

Undergraduate Mentoring

Naomi Chen (in progress). The remote presence of nature for the aging population through virtual reality. Barrett Honors Thesis Committee Member.

                       

Work History

HonorHealth                                                                                                      July 2012-present

Neighborhood Outreach and Access to Health (NOAH) Clinics

Scottsdale, AZ

Behavioral Health Consultant

Responsible for:

  • Conducting evaluations and empirically supported treatments for patients with acute medical and psychological concerns referred by primary care providers;
  • Consulting with physicians regarding the nature of patient concerns in an integrative medical setting;
  • Addressing health behavior change for patients with chronic diseases;
  • Promoting positive patient-provider communication.

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital                              September 2009-August 2010

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Bedford, MA; Worcester, MA; Barre, MA

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellow (APA-Accredited)

Responsible for:

  • Conducting evaluations and empirically supported treatments for patients with acute medical and psychological concerns referred by primary care providers;
  • Delivering and implementing VA-wide programming for weight loss, diabetes management, chronic pain, and smoking cessation;
  • Participating in the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Pain Committee and redeveloping the pain management services available;
  • Supervising psychology practicum students;
  • Consulting with physicians regarding the nature of client concerns in an integrative medical setting;
  • Promoting positive patient-provider communication among family practice residents.

VA Long Beach Healthcare System                                                          August 2008-August 2009

Long Beach, CA

Pre-doctoral Psychology Intern (APA-Accredited)

Responsible for:

  • Conducting empirically supported treatment (ACT, CBT, CPT, PE), neuropsychological assessments, writing psychiatric and neuropsychological reports, and conducting individual and group therapy for veterans with a variety of psychiatric and medical concerns;
  • Participating in various interdisciplinary teams to plan and deliver appropriate treatment services in both outpatient and inpatient medical capacities.
  • Rotations over the course of the pre-doctoral year included:
    • Chronic Pain and PTSD,
    • Spinal Cord Injuries,
    • Womens Health and Military Sexual Trauma,
    • Neuropsychology,
    • Assessment and Psychotherapy.

Primary Care Behavioral Health Certificate Program                                                    Spring 2010

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Worcester, MA

Biofeedback Didactic Education Program                                                                       Fall 2009

Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate

Medford, MA

Clinical Hypnosis Didactic Education Program                                                                Fall 2009

Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate

Medford, MA

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Psychology Department                           Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Phoenix, AZ

Responsible for:

  • Conducting individual counseling and serving as a consultative liaison in an acute care setting to patients with medical concerns including hematology/oncology, trauma, congestive heart failure, hydrocephalus, spinal cord injury, and high risk pregnancy;
  • Conducting outpatient psychotherapy for patients who are in need of psychotropic medications;
  • Conducting psychodiagnostic assessments.

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Family Practice                                        Fall 2006-Spring 2007

Phoenix, AZ

Responsible for:

  • Conducting individual counseling with a variety of patients (ages 9-70) with medical needs in a Family Medicine residency primary care setting;
  • Consulting with physicians regarding the nature of client concerns in an integrated behavioral setting
  • Promoting positive patient-provider communication among family practice residents;
  • Participating in monthly Balint groups
  • Precepting and training of family practice residents and medical students.