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  • Company: NurSeminars, Inc
  • Phone: (203) 747-5667
  • Cell: (203) 747-5667

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Psychiatry and Nurse Practitioner

Keywords/Search Terms:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Suicide, Adult ADHD, Addictions, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Outpatient treatment, Group therapy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner education


Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Mount Marty University, Yankton, SD; Master's of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE; Doctor of Nursing Practice-Clinical Leadership, Case Western Reserve University-Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH

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Additional Information

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric–mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. I am Prof Emerita at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where I developed and coordinated the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program. I am Dir of Psychiatric Svcs at Northwest Integrated Health, a substance abuse treatment center, in Tacoma, WA where I practice 12 hours/week as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. From January 2009 to August 2014, I was Director of the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Yale University School of Nursing. I was owner of my own psychiatric clinic from 1992-2008. I have authored more than 80 articles, book chapters, training manuals, policy statements, and am co-author of a best-selling undergraduate psychiatric nursing textbook published by Pearson that received a 2020 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. I have given over 1000 professional and research presentations both nationally and internationally. I have lectured/consulted in all 50 states, Australia, British Columbia, China, Cuba, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Israel, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Singapore, and Spain. I have received numerous awards including the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year from the Am. Psychiatric Nurses Ass, National Alliance on Mental Illness Professional of the Year , APNA Distinguished Service Award, APNA Award for Clinical Excellence. Assn of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Award for Clinical Excellence, Distinguished Alumnus from the U of Nebr Med Ctr Coll of Nursing, and induction as a Fellow in the Am. Academy of Nursing. I was President of the Am Psychiatric Nurses Association in 2010 and the WA State Assn of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses in 2017. I participated in research from the U of Barcelona and the International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measures.