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. Currently, I am focusing on attachment and emotional deprivation issues and the application of affirmation therapy to alleviate these distressing issues. 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.
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
I am partnered with an psychotherapist in developing instruments to screen and assess patients with attachment and emotional deprivation disorders. We are applying affirmation therapy and in the process of providing support for this as a theory to be used in treatment programs.
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.
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.
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
Working with PhD dissertation students on sexual abuse and molestation issues.
A podium presentation offered at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association Annual meeting in Austin TX
An invited presentation to mental health providers on use of the new DSM 5 in making diagnoses for mental health practices.
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.
A podium presentation at the International Society of Psych Nurses in Seattle, Washington.
This ia an effort to understand the causes of SIB and the link to substance use disorders in those who have experienced trauma.
I am on the Board of Directors, serving a three year term from Nov 2015 to Nov 2018. .
Provides spiritual formation for Secular Franciscans in the state of Texas, a group of about 350 Franciscans.
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.
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.
I serve as a committee member with monthly meetings and development of faculty development programs for each semester.