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CURRICULUM VITAE

Heidi F. Christianson PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Tosa Center
1155 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1998 - 05/2002 B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
09/2002 - 08/2004 M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
09/2004 - 05/2007 Gerontology Graduate Certificate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
09/2004 - 08/2009 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
08/2008 - 08/2009 Psychology Intern, Mental Health, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
09/2007 - 09/2008 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
09/2009 - 10/2010 Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/2010 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2010 - Present Clinical Director of Resident and Student Mental Health, MCW, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
02/2010 - Present Psychologist, Bone Marrow Transplant Team, MCW, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
09/2009 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin Licensed Psychologist
2901-57
10/07/2010
09/30/2011
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
09/2003 - Present Writing Intensive Course Teaching Assistant Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/2004 - Present Helen Bader Endowed Scholarship for Gerontology
09/2005 - Present Helen Bader Endowed Scholarship for Gerontology
09/2006 - Present Helen Bader Endowed Scholarship for Gerontology

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
05/2001 - Present Psi Chi Psychology Honor's Society
09/2004 - Present American Psychological Association Division 17: The Society for Counseling Psychology
09/2004 - Present American Psychological Association
08/2005 - Present The Society for Counseling Psychology (Division 17) Aging Special Interest Group
08/2005 - Present The Society for Counseling Psychology (Division 17) Counseling Health Psychology Special Interest Group
08/2007 - Present Psychologists in Long Term Care
08/2009 - Present Milwaukee Area Psychological Association

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
09/2009 - Present Secretary, Milwaukee Area Psychological Association

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
10/2009 - Present Counseling Health Psychology Special Interest Group Newsletter Editor
10/2009 - Present Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer, Cancer Health Disparities, American Psychological Association

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Rowe, J. M. & Fowell, H. L. Impact of arts based activities in an adult day center. Presentation at 2006 Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 10/2006 - Present
Christianson, Heidi F., Mediation and relaxation. Women's Fair sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and West Bend Clinic, West Bend, Wisconsin, 03/2010 - Present
Christianson, Heidi F., Sleep disturbance and cancer. Gilda's Club of Southeastern Wisconsin, Shorewood, Wisconsin, 03/2010 - Present
Christianson, Heidi F., Coping and cancer. EMPOWER Program. Froedtert Hospital and Wisconsin Athletic Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 04/2010 - Present
Christianson, Heidi F., Post-traumatic growth: Finding meaning in traumatic health experiences. EMPOWER Program. Froedtert Hospital and Wisconsin Athletic Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 05/2011 - Present
Christianson, Heidi F., Dealing with Difficult Patients. Bone Marrow Transplant Nursing Staff Meeting. Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 07/2011 - Present
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
National
Fowell, H. L., Wester, S. R., Vogel, D.L., & Wei, M. Gender role conflict and psychological distress: The role of social support. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 114th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 08/2006 - Present
Fowell, H. L., Vacha-Haase, T., & Wampold, B.E. Does psychotherapy work for older adults with depression? A meta-analysis of recent research of psychosocial interventions. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, 114th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 08/2006 - Present
Wester, S.R., Fowell, H. L., Fouad, N.A., & Santiago-Rivera, A. An information-processing model for faculty dealing with problematic students. Symposium presentation at the American Psychological Association 114th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 08/2006 - Present
Marr, L., Weis, J. M., Weissman, D., & Fowell, H. L. Psychosocial and communication skills training for oncology fellow education. Workshop presented at 40th American Association for Cancer Education Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 10/2006 - Present
Bastings, A. D., Rowe, J. M. & Fowell, H. L. How to lasso the moon: Creativity and dementia research. Symposium presented at The Gerontological Society of American's 59th Annual Scientific Meeting 'Education and the Gerontological Imagination, ' Dallas, Texas, 11/2006 - Present
Smothers, M. K., Christianson, H. F., Hains, A. A., Fleischman, K., & Carter, L. Adherence and disease-status disclosure in adolescents transitioning from middle to high school: A qualitative inquiry. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, 08/2007 - Present
Kantamneni, N., Wester, S. R., Smothers, M., Christianson, H. F., & Fouad, N. The use of role induction to overcome men's reluctance to seek psychological help. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, 08/2007 - Present
Vacha-Haase, T., Wester, S.R., Christianson, H.F. Older Men: Increasing Understanding for Researchers and Practitioners. Continuing education workshop presented at the International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 03/2008 - Present
Vacha-Haase, T., Wester, S.R., Christianson, H.F. Older Men: Psychological Distress and Treatment. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, Boston, 08/2008 - Present
Christianson, H.F., Weis, J.M., Fouad, N.A. Late-stage Cancer Patients: Psychological and Physical Quality of Life. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 08/2009 - Present
 
International
Marr, L., Weis, J. M., & Fowell, H. L. Supervision training for oncology and palliative medicine fellows. Poster presented at 16th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, Montreal, Canada, 09/2006 - Present
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
02/2010 - Present Member, Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program QI Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2010 - Present Suicide Interest Group, Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2010 - Present Graduate Medical Education Council, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
07/2010 - Present Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
02/2011 - Present Schwartz Rounds Planning Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
02/2010 - 04/2010 M-1 Foundations of Human Behavior, Small Group Instructor
01/2011 - 02/2011 M-1 Foundations of Human Behavior, Small Group Instructor
 
Continuing Medical Education
08/2010 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Coroner's Office and Forensic Pathology Program Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08/2010 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds
12/2010 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Urology Grand Rounds
01/2011 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds
01/2011 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
02/2011 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds
02/2011 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Radiation Oncology
03/2011 Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
05/2011 Resident impairment and psychiatric illness. Transitional Year Program, St. Joseph's Hospital Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
07/2011 Physician fatigue and burnout. Coroner's Office and Forensic Pathology Program Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Graduate Student Education
04/2010 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician depression and anxiety. Internal medicine academic half-day
07/2010 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Family Practice Residency Program. Waukesha Memorial Hospital and MCW Affiliated Hospitals, Inc
08/2010 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Sports Medicine Fellowship Seminar
08/2010 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Dermatology Resident Seminar
01/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Identifying and coping with impaired residents. Department of Pediatric Medicine Advanced Residents
01/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Internal medicine intern academic half-day
01/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Ophthalmology Seminar
02/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Internal medicine resident academic half-day. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
03/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. Hospital-wide presentation
03/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician depression and anxiety. Internal medicine academic half-day (Interns)
03/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Pediatric Hematology and The Blood Center of Wisconsin Seminar. MCW and The Blood Center of Wisconsin
04/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician depression. Internal medicine academic half-day (Residents)
05/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Pediatric Neurology Program
05/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Impaired physician. Department of Medicine Fellows
06/2011 Christianson, Heidi F., Physician fatigue and substance abuse. Department of Family Medicine- St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
09/2002 - 08/2004 University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, Teaching Assistant, Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology
01/2006 - 05/2006 University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Instructor and Clinical Supervisor, Counseling Practicum, Department of Educational Psychology
05/2007 - 09/2008 Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Adjunct Lecturer, Research Methodology
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
MS Students Advised
Olivia Fallon, MCW, 09/2011 - 08/2012
 
Residents
Michelle Bentle, MD, MCW, 07/2010 - 06/2011 Clinical Supervisor
Kristi Estabrook, MD, MCW, 07/2010 - Present Research Mentor
Anna Berg, MD, MCW, 07/2011 - Present Clinical Supervisor
Rebecca Krill, MD, MCW, 07/2011 - Present Clinical Supervisor
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Fleischman, K., Smothers, M. K., Christianson, H. F., Carter, L., Hains, A. A., & Davies, W. H. (2011). Experiences of adolescents with T1DM as they transition from middle to high school. Journal of School Counseling.
2. Kantamneni, N., Christianson, H.F., Wester, S.R., & Smothers, M.K. (2011). Role Induction: A Potential Method for Improving Men's Perceptions of Career Counseling. Career Development Quarterly.
3. Vacha-Haase, T., Wester, S.R., & Christianson, H.F. (August, 2010). Psychotherapy with Older Men. Routledge, New York, New York.
4. Wester, S. R., Christianson, H. F., Fouad, N. A., & Santiago-Rivera, A. (2008). Information processing and collaborative problem solving in the face of problematic students. Professional Psychology Supervision and Training.
5. Grunert, B. K., Weis, J. M., Smucker, M. R., & Christianson, H. F. (2007). Imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy after failed prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder following industrial injury. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
6. Wester, S.R., Christianson, H. F., Vogel, D.L., & Wei, M. (2007). Gender role conflict and psychological distress. The role of social support. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.