Lisa R. Christiansen, PsyD

Professor | Director of MA/MS Applied Psychological Science Program
503-352-2627
UC Box 
A-191
HPC-2, Room 278

Roles and Interests

Director of MA/MS Applied Psychological Science Program

Instructor

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Practice Sample
  • Professional Roles
  • Psychopathology and Diagnostic Process
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Assessment of Individuals
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Psychometrics
  • Human Diversity
  • Professional Orientation

Clinical & Research Interests

assessment; PTSD; first responder and military/veteran populations, 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
     
  • Licensed as a psychologist in Oregon

Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)

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.

Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)

Millen, A., Christiansen, L. R., Davis, S. E., Rodriguez, C. (2017, April). Building bridges with medicine: Examining medical practitioner and trainee knowledge and attitudes of hoarding disorder. Poster presented at the 2017 annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, San Francisco, CA.

Bacon, K., & Christiansen, L. R. (2017, Jan). The role of gender in vicarious traumatization in clinicians who treat sexual trauma. Poster presented at the 2017 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, OR.

Wise, M., Christiansen, L. R., & Stewart, C. (2016, Sep). Examining the effectiveness of mental health education on law enforcement: Stigmatizing attitudes. Poster presented at the 2016 Conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Austin, TX.

Farley, L., Diaz, R., & Christiansen, L. R. (2016, Mar). Disorganized attachment: The neurological and physiological basis of intergenerational trauma. Poster presented at the 13th International Hawaii Summit of the Institute on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma, Honolulu, HI.

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.

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.

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.