Christiane Brems, PhD, ABPP

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503-352-7330

Roles and Interests

Research Interests: Health promotion and disease prevention, rural health care challenges and disparities, research and clinical ethics

Specializations: Guided imagery and yoga, child clinical work, understanding and treatment of substance use disorders and comorbidities, nutrition as related to emotional, mental, and physical health 

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1987

MS, Psychology with Mental Health Specialty, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1984

BA, Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1984

Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-200, Inner Dance Yoga Studio, Anchorage, Alaska, 2010

Professional Membership

American Academy of Clinical Psychology, Fellow

American Association of Public Health, Member

American Psychological Association, Member

International Association of Yoga Therapists, Member

National Rural Health Association, Member

Licensed psychologist in Oklahoma and Alaska

Board certification in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Selected Recent Publications (2008-present)

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Metzger, J. S., & Dewane, S. L. (in press). "College students’ knowledge about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder" in: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology

Eldridge, G. D., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (in press). "Ethical challenges in conducting HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings" in: Journal of Correctional Health Care

Johnson, M. E., Hanson, B. L., Metzger, J. S., Brems, C., & Dewane, S. L. (in press). "Changes in sexual activity following substance dependence treatment" in: Journal of Substance Use

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S. Edwards, A., & Robinson, R. V. (2011). "Prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Educational needs in academia" in: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55, 15-37

Chipp, C., Dewane, S., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. (2011). “If only someone had told me…”: Lessons from rural providers in: Journal of Rural Health, 27,122-130

Eldridge, G. E., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Corey, S. L. (2011). "Ethical challenges in conducting psychiatric or mental health research in correctional settings" in: American Journal of Bioethics - Primary Research, 2, 42-51

Brems, C., Boschma-Wynn, R., Dewane, S. Edwards, A., & Robinson, R. V. (2010). "Training needs of healthcare providers related to centers for disease control and prevention core competencies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" in: Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 17, e405-e417

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Roberts, L. W., & Warner, T. D. (2010). "Healthcare providers’ reports of perceived stigma associated with HIV and AIDS in rural and urban communities" in: Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Sciences, 9, 356-361

Chipp, C. L., Corey, S., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2010). "Health risk factors in an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility" in: Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 27, 314-325

Johnson, M. E., Robinson, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., & Casto, D. (2010). "Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of health, education, and service professionals as related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" in: International Journal of Public Health, 55, 627-635[Editor’s Choice]

Brems, C., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., & Eldridge, G. D. (2009). "Brief motivational interventions for HIV/STI risk reduction among individuals receiving alcohol detoxification" in: AIDS Education and Prevention, 2, 397-414

Smikowski, J., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C. Bruss, C., & Roberts, L. W. (2009). "Community-based participatory research for improved mental health" in: Ethics and Behavior, 19, 461-478

Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2009). "Self care in the context of threats of violence or self-harm from clients" In E. R. Welfel, & J. Worth (Eds.), The duty to protect: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in risk assessment and intervention (pp. 211-228).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Brems, C. (2008). "Comprehensive guide to child psychotherapy and counseling" (3rd edition). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2008). Survey return rates as a function of priority versus first-class mailing. In R. J. Peteva (Ed.), "A cross section of nursing research: Journal articles for discussion and evaluation" (60-63). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak (reprinted from the original article that appeared in 1995 in Psychological Reports, 99, 496-501)

Chipp, C., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2008). "Adaptations to healthcare barriers as reported by rural and urban providers" in: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19, 532-549

Johnson, M. E., Chipp, C., Neal, D. B., & Brems, C. (2008). "Receiver operating characteristics for the BSI Depression, Paranoid Ideation and Psychoticism scales in a large sample of clinical inpatients" in: Psychological Reports, 102, 695-705

Roberts, L. W., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Warner, T. D. (2008). "When providers and patients come from different backgrounds: Perceived value of additional training on ethical care practices" in: Transcultural Psychiatry, 45, 553-565

Selected Conference Presentations (2008-present)

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Porter, R. R., Edwards, A. E., Hanson, B. L., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, September). "An FASD regional training program for medical and allied health providers in the Arctic" paper to at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Arctic Division, Dillingham, Alaska

Chipp, C. L., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2011, April). "Health-related behaviors of first-year university students" paper presented at the Annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

Zack, B., Romanik, S., Corey, S., Eldridge, G., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. (2011, March). "Pros and cons: Risks and benefits of participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings" paper presented at the 4th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Zack, B. Hanson, B., Corey, S., Brems, C., Eldridge, G., & Johnson, M. (2011, March). "To volunteer or not to volunteer: Motivations for participating in HIV/AIDS research in correctional settings" paper presented at the 4th annual Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Boston, Mass.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Brems, C., Eldridge, G. E., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "And justice for all: Equitable access to benefits and protection from harm in HIV/AIDS research with vulnerable populations" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Corey, S., Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "Incarcerated populations: Recommendations for conducting HIV/AIDS research" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Eldridge, G. E., Brems, C., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2010, December). "Incarcerated individuals and HIV/AIDS research: Incentives and monetary compensation for research participation" paper presented at the PRIM&R 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, Calif.

Dewane, S. L., & Brems, C. (2010, June). "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Core competencies for health and allied health professionals" paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Denver, Colo.

Edwards, A., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Dewane, S. L., Robinson, R. V., & Brems, C. (2010, April). "Education and training needs for health and allied health academic programs related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, B.C.

Robinson, R. V., Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Corey, S., Dewane, S. L., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., & Casto, L. D. (2010, April). "Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, BC.

Boschma-Wynn, R. V., Dewane, S. L., Edwards, A., Robinson, R. V., & Brems, C. (2010, April). "Training needs of healthcare providers related to CDC Core Competencies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders" paper presented at the Fourth National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Vancouver, B.C.

Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Dewane, S. L. Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W., (2009, August). "Intersection of ethical and practice-related challenges in rural health care" paper presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Chipp, C. L., Dewane, S. L., Brems, C., Johnson, M. E., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2009, August). "If only someone had told me…Lessons from rural providers" paper presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

Brems, C., Dewane, S. L., Edwards, A. E. Robinson, R., & Boschma-Wynn, R. (2009, May). "Introducing the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center" paper presented at the 1st Annual Collaborative Conversations Conference of the Arctic FASD RTC at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Chipp, C., Corey, S., Dewane, S., Brems, C., & Johnson, M. E. (2009, April). "Health risks of adolescents in psychiatric residential treatment" paper presented at the 89th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Ore.

Eldridge, G., Corey, S., Robinson, R., Brems, C., Johnson, M., & Mongeau, G. (2009, March). "Ethical challenges in conducting HIV-related research in correctional settings" paper presented at the 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Hilton Head, S.C.

Brems, C., Dewane, S., Chipp, C., Corey, S., & Johnson, M. E. (2008, October). "Exploring health practices among undergraduate university students" paper presented at 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

Corey, S., Dewane, S., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2008, October). "Effective follow-up strategies with a homeless substance abuse treatment population" paper presented at 136th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

Johnson, M. E., Dewane, S., Mongeau, G., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2008, August)."Sexual activity among individuals receiving substance abuse treatment services" paper presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.

Avey, J., Johnson, M. E., Brems, C., Warner, T. D., & Roberts, L. W. (2008, August). "Validity and reliability of self-reports of rurality" paper presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Mass.

Dewane, S., Smikowski, J., Bruss, C., Johnson, M. E., & Brems, C. (2008, August). "Community-based participatory research for improved mental health e-learning course" paper presented at Annual Conference of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Burlington, Vt.

Office Location: 
Hillsboro Campus 2, Room 270