Lisa R. Christiansen, PsyD

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Phone Number: 
503-352-2627

Roles and Interests

Director of MA in Counseling Psychology program

Instructor in the MA program for Professional Orientation, Introduction to Professional Participation, and Interviewing and Counseling Skills

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

Past instructor for Psychometrics, Intellectual Assessment, Human Diversity

Clinical Interests: assessment; treatment of anxiety disorders, especially PTSD; first responder and military/veteran populations

Research Interests: 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.

Wise, D., & Christiansen, L. R. (2008). Professional practice. In M. Hersen (Ed.), Handbook of clinical psychology, Volume 1: Adults (pp. 66-94). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Christiansen, L. R., & Bolton, J. (2007). Depressive disorders. In M. Hersen, & J. C. Thomas (Eds.), Handbook of clinical interviewing with children (pp. 138-154). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

Presentations

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, Wash.

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, Calif.

Laxson, R. D., & Christiansen, L. R. (April, 2012). Traditional masculine norms and alcohol use among veterans and military personnel. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention  of the Western Psychological Association, Burlingame, Calif.

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, Calif.

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, Calif.

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, Calif.

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. (Apr 28, 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, Calif.

Laxson, R. D., McCabe, A., Coppersmith, K., Mull, J., & Christiansen, L. R. (Feb 26, 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, Ore.

Crawford, E. K., Vernon, A., Christiansen, L., & Jenkins, S. (2009). Quantitative evaluation of a required human diversity course in an APA-accredited PsyD program. Poster presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Oregon Psychological Association, Eugene, Ore.

Hoskins, L., Daniel, M., Christiansen, L., Brodeur, K., & Feichtinger, D. (2007). Severity of criminal history and neuropsychological status in a community corrections population.Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Ore.

Christiansen, L. R., Ishee, T. C., Rosqvist, J., & Wilson, C. (August 27, 2001). Professional organization needs survey of non-practitioner psychologists in Oregon.  Paper presented at the 109th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, Calif.

Office Location: 
Creighton Hall 287