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Clinical Assistant Professor at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

I work as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner for MHMR of Tarrant County where I manage severe mental illness in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. I am a clinical assistant professor in the Master's Psychiatric Mental Health program at UTA. My education includes a BSN from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky and MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington with certifications as a pediatric nurse practitioner in 1997 and a certification as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2009. I also have a PhD May 2012 from The Unversity of Texas at Arlington and a Master's in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University of St. Mary's College in Ipsilanti, Michigan, 2001. My research interests are depression issues and concerns of the mentally ill mother. I serve as the regional spiritual formation director for Los Tres Companeros region of the Order of Secular Franciscans in the state of Texas, where I develop and facilitate portion workshops on matters of spirituality for the three portions in this region.

The Univ of Texas at Arlilngton
PhD
St Mary's College of Ave Maria Unvirsity
MTS
Theology
MSN
Berea College Berea, Ky
BSN
May 2014
Ongoing
College of Nursing Faculty Assembly Secretary
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
January 2014
Ongoing
Scholarship Committee, College of Nursing
The University of Texas at Arlington
September 2013
Ongoing
Faculty Issues Committee
The University of Texas at Arlington
September 2013
Ongoing
Development of clinical evaluation instrument for advanced nurse practitioner practicum evaluation
The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2014
Ongoing
Membership
Catholic Psychotherapy Association
September 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Southern Nurses Research Society, member
September 2013
Ongoing
Membership
International Society of Psychiatric Nurses
September 2013
Ongoing
Membership
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
September 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Sigma Theta Tau-Delta Theta
January 2014
Los Tres Companeros Region, Spiritual formator,

I provide spirtual formation for three portions of secular Franciscans in the state of Texas and serve on the regional board for Los Tres Companeros region

DSM 5

Presentation on new DSM at national chapter of CPA in Nov 2013

Presentation on use of DSM 5 for UTA Psychiatric Symposium, Arlington, TX; April 2015; Pt 1: Adult Mental Health; Pt 2: Child/Adolescent Mental Health Diagnoses. 

Management of depression in those with chronic kidney disease

Presentation on Depression in CKD: ANNA conference, April, 2015. Orlando, Fla.

Author of chapter.

Lieser, C. (pending, 2016).  Depression and chronic kidney disease: An overview for the American Association of Nephrology Nurses; A chapter in:  Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practice.

Nursing

Screening for adolescent depression among nurse practitioners

Mothers with mental illness

Non suicidal self injurious behaviors among adolescents

Prescribing psychotropics for adolescent depression among family and pediatric nurse practitioners

Sexual abuse issues in women

Working with PhD dissertation students on sexual abuse and molestation issues.

Lieser, C. (pending, 2016).  Depression and chronic kidney disease: An overview for the American Association of Nephrology Nurses; A chapter in:  Contemporary Nephrology Nursing: Principles and Practice.
Textbook
In-progress
2015
Anderson, CA; & Lieser, CS. (2015). Prenatal depression: Early intervention. The Nurse Practitioner, 40. (7), 38-46.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Grove, S., Gray, J. & Burns, N. (2012). Evolve Resources for The Practice of Nursing research:  Appraisal, Synthesis and Generation of Evidence, 7th ed. C.Lieser, Proposal defense.   St. Louis: Mosby. (Publications: Medai/Software and Other Publications)
Compact Disc(CD)
Published
April 2016
Psychotropic Medications: An explanation of commonly used medications in mental health care for non prescribing psychotherapists, social workers and psychologists.

A podium presentation offered at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association Annual meeting in Austin TX

Invited
April 2015
DSM 5: Adult Mental Health Diagnoses

An invited presentation to mental health providers on use of the new DSM 5 in making diagnoses for mental health practices.

Invited
April 2015
DSM 5 Pt 2: Diagnosing adolescents and children with mental health problems.

A podium presentation to APRNs, psychotherapists, social workers and psychologists on how to use the DSM 5 to make accurate diagnoses in children and adolescents.

Invited
March 2015
Schizoaffective Disorder: Diagnosis and management

A podium presentation at the International Society of Psych Nurses in Seattle, Washington.

Invited
April 2013
Lieser, C. (2013). Adolescent antidepressant screening practices. A poster Sigma Theta Tau
Uncategorized
March 2013
Psychotropic usage: An explanation for psychotherapists
Uncategorized
December 2011 -
May 2012
Dissertation: Adolescent Depression Screening practices among family and pediatric nurse practitioners in Texas
$100,000
July - 2015
Correlations between SIB and alcohol or substance use in individuals who have experienced trauma

This ia an effort to understand the causes of SIB and the link to substance use disorders in those who have experienced trauma.
 

Active Research (unfunded)
Fall 2015
NURS 5303 - Psychiatric Management
The APRN student will have an opportunity to learn how to diagnose and treat common mental health issues across the lifespan.
Last Updated on July 26, 2015, 10:26 am
Summer 2015
NURS 5303 - PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE
This course provides foundatons of clinical mangement for commonly occurring psychiatric mental health problems across the lifespan.
Last Updated on May 13, 2015, 5:09 pm
Spring 2015
NURS 5303 - PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to nurse practitioner students on how to diagnose and manage common mental health and substance use disorders often seen in primary and acute care settings.
Last Updated on January 5, 2015, 1:59 pm
Fall 2014
NURS 5303 - Psychiatric Mental Health Management
This course provides an introduction to nurse practitioner students on diagnosis and management of common mental health and substance use disorders often in in primary and acute care settings.
Last Updated on August 7, 2014, 1:47 pm
Summer 2014
NURS 5303 - Psychiatric Mental Health Management
This course provides an introduction to nurse practitioner students on diagnosing and management of common mental health and substance use disorders often seen in primary and acute care settings
Last Updated on May 8, 2014, 2:12 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 5303 - PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to nurse practitioner students on diagnosing and managing of common mental health and substan use disorders often seen in primary and acute care settings.
Last Updated on November 24, 2014, 12:31 pm
Spring 2014
NURS 5425 - Nurs 5425-001
Psych mental health nursing for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner majors.
Last Updated on January 3, 2014, 11:22 am
Spring 2014
NURS 5303 - Nurs 5303-001
Introduction to psychiatric mental health management for nurse practitioner students.
Last Updated on January 3, 2014, 11:24 am
Spring 2014
NURS 5632 - Nurs 5632-006
Seminar course for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students.
Last Updated on January 3, 2014, 11:26 am
Fall 2013
NURS 5331 - Nurs 5331-011
Seminar course for psych mental health majors focusing on advanced skills in care of the mentally ill patient.
Last Updated on September 15, 2013, 9:14 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5424 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I
Office Hours
DayStartEnd
Friday9:00AM5:00PM
Psychiatric mental health nursing for advanced practice psych mental health nurse practitioners with emphasis on psychotherapy and medication management for care of the mentally ill patient.
Last Updated on September 15, 2013, 9:08 pm
Fall 2013
NURS 5303 - PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE
Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring psychiatric-mental health problems across the lifespan.
Last Updated on September 15, 2013, 9:11 pm
September 2013
Ongoing
Secular Franciscan Order: Serves as spiritual formation director for Los Tres Companeros Region, a region that includes from North Texas to the Valley along the Mexico border.

Provides spiritual formation for Secular Franciscans in the state of Texas, a group of about 350 Franciscans.

Elected
September 2014 -
May 2015
College of Nursing Facutly Assembly Secretary

An elected position that involves attending two meetings of directors and committee leaders as well as Faculty Assembly Meetings three times an academic year. I develop agenda, take minutues, determine presence of quorum for business activities and am depositiory for committee notes and placement of all activity of the College of Nursing in the hands of faculty and on the university k drive.

Elected
May 2014 -
Ongoing
College of Nursing Scholarship committee

Once each semester I review all applications for students who have applied for scholarships and then meet with a committee to determine who receives the scholarships and the amount of funding for each recipient.

Elected
September 2013 -
Ongoing
College of Nursing Faculty Issues Committee

I serve as a committee member with monthly meetings and development of faculty development programs for each semester.

Elected