Lisa R. Christiansen, PsyD

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-2627
UC Box: 
A-191

Roles and Interests

Director of MA/MS Applied Psychological Science Program

Instructor for current/past courses: Professional Roles, Psychopathology and Diagnostic Process, Evidence Based Practice, Clinical Practicum, Assessment of Individuals, Intellectual Assessment, Psychometrics, Human Diversity, Professional Orientation

Clinical Supervisor for Cognitive Assessment team in Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic

Former director of psychological services at the Pacific Psychology Clinic and clinical supervisor for interns and practicum students at the clinics conducting psychotherapy from an integrative CBT perspective and incorporating assessment into clinical practice

Clinical Interests: assessment; PTSD; first responder and military/veteran populations

Research Interests: vicarious trauma and related constructs, risk and protective factors in the development of psychopathology; treatment outcomes; military psychology

Education

PsyD, Pacific University, 2001, Clinical Psychology

MS, Pacific University, 1998, Clinical Psychology

BA, Willamette University, 1995, Psychology

Previous Relevant Work Experience

Psychological assessment with children and adolescents in inpatient and private practice settings, and with adults in community mental health, college counseling center, and private practice settings

Individual and conjoint psychotherapy with adults in college counseling center and private practice settings

Certification and Licensure

Licensed as a psychologist in Oregon

Publications

Waltman, S. H., Williams, A., & Christiansen, L. (2013). Comparing student clinician and licensed psychologist clinical judgment. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 7, 33-41. doi: 10.1037/a0032072.

Thomas, J. C., & Christiansen, L. R. (2011). Measurement theory in research. In Understanding research in clinical and counseling psychology, 2nd Edition (pp. 29-58).  New York/ London: Routledge.

Presentations

Coleman, E., & Christiansen, L. (Aug, 2015). The impact of forgiveness on PTSD symptom severity. Poster presented at the 20th International Training Summit on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Newton, K., Altair, K., & Christiansen, L. (April, 2015). Comparing homeless veterans’ self-reported and providers’ perceptions of need. Paper presented at the Annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Boise, Idaho.

Altair, K., Newton, K., & Christiansen, L. (Feb, 2015). A comparison of male and female homeless veterans’ self-reported mental health needs. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Conference of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, OR.

Nick, K. M., & Christiansen, L. (May, 2014). Sexual assault advocates’ reactions to a traumatized population and the importance of self-care. Poster presented at the Oregon Psychology Association Conference, Portland, OR.

Thompson, L. M., Sheets, A., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2014). Attachment between military children and nondeployed parents: Initial findings and recommendations. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Duda, R., & Christiansen, L. R. (September, 2013). Effects of domestic violence and trauma on maternal reflective functioning. Poster presented at the 18th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Nwankwo, N., Crockford, A., Newton, K., & Christiansen, L. R. (March, 2013). Should female genital cutting (FGC) be classified as a psychological trauma?  A literature review. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Anderson, G., Goheen, C., & Christiansen, L. R. (March, 2013). Current review of the relationship between trauma and substance use in women. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nwankwo, N., Crockford, A., Newton, K., & Christiansen, L. R. (March, 2013). Should female genital cutting (FGC) be classified as a psychological trauma? A literature review. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stelmokas, J., Carter, S., Duple, B., Mowrer, S., & Christiansen, L. R. (June, 2012). Initial evaluation of a meta-cognitive group therapy for adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.

Coppersmith, K., Hamel, B., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). The impact of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on unit cohesion in the military. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention  of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.

McCutcheon, E., Christiansen, L. R., & Davis, S. (April, 2012). Fear of intimacy in siblings of pediatric cancer patients. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.

Piscitelli, F., McCabe, A., Jervis, S., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). Traumatic brain injuries and suicidal behavior among military personnel. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.

Piscitelli, F., McCabe, A., Dolan, C., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). The relationship between combat exposure, military rank, resulting in increased suicidal behavior. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, CA.

Coppersmith, K., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on anxiety disorders in a graduate level training clinic. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA.

Piscitelli, F., McCabe, A., McCutcheon, E., Dolan, C., Jervis, S., Corneli, B., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). A comparison: Prevention of PTSD in US military and other nations’ militaries. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA.

Fox, K., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2011). Effects of homecoming reception of military members: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Laxson, R. D., McCabe, A., Coppersmith, K., Mull, J., & Christiansen, L. R. (February, 2011).Mindfulness in combat: A preventative measure for posttraumatic stress disorder. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the Oregon Academy of Science, Portland, OR.

 

Office Location: 
HPC 2 Room 278