Janiece DeSocio, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

PhD, Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing
Post-Masters Certificate, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), University of Rochester School of Nursing
Post-Masters Certificate, Group Psychotherapy, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry
MN, Wichita State University
BA, Psychology, Kansas Newman College
Diploma, Nursing, Wesley School of Nursing

Professor
Sauvage Endowed Professor of Nursing
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track Lead
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Phone: (206) 296-2237

Building/Room: Garrand 413

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Post Masters Certificate in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, 2001

PhD in Nursing, University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, 2000 

Post-Masters Certificate in Group Psychotherapy, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Topeka, KS

Masters in Nursing, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS                              

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Kansas Newman College, Wichita, KS

Diploma in Nursing, Wesley School of Nursing, Wichita, KS 

CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner- Board Certified (PMHNP-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2001–2021.

RN and ARNP Licensure in Washington (2001-Current) and Oregon (2003-Current).

HONORS

7th Annual Susan McCabe Lectureship Award, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses (2014)

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), inducted 2013

Lester Sauvage Endowed Professor of Nursing, appointment in 2017

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES (2008-Present)

Publications in Refereed Journals
(Students and Nurse Mentees Underlined)

Gross, D., Beeber, L., DeSocio, J., Brennaman, L. Expert Panel on Psychiatric Mental Health and Substance Abuse (2016). American Academy of Nursing on Policy: Toxic stress, Urgent action needed to reduce exposure to toxic stress in pregnant women and young children. Nursing Outlook, 64 (5), 513-515.

DeSocio, J. (2015). Epigenetics: An emerging framework for advanced practice psychiatric nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Online ahead of print. doi:10.1111/ppc.12118

DeSocio, J. (2015). A call to action: Reducing toxic stress during pregnancy and early childhood (Commentary). Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 70-71. doi:10.1111/jcap.12106

Bello-Utu, C., DeSocio, J. (2015). Military deployment and reintegration: A systematic review of child coping. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28 (2), 23-34. doi: 10.111/jcap.12099

Boraska, V., Franklin, C., Floyd, J., Thornton, L., Huckins, L., Southam, L. . . . DeSocio, J.52, et al.(2014). A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa. Molecular Psychiatry. Online ahead of print. doi:10.1038/mp.2013.187

DeSocio, J., Holland, M., Kitzman, H., Cole, R. (2013). The influence of social-developmental context and nurse home-visitation intervention on self-agency change in unmarried adolescent mothers. Research in Nursing, Health, 36 (2):158-170.

DeSocio, J. (2013). The neurobiology of risk and pre-emptive interventions for anorexia nervosa. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 16-22.

DeSocio, J., O’Toole, J., He, H., Crosby, R., Koeller, P., et al. (2011). Rating of eating disorder severity interview for children: Psychometric properties and comparison with the EDI-2 Symptom Index. European Eating Disorders Review, 20, e70-e77. doi: 10.1002/erv.1115

Alber, L., Augustus, L., Hahn, S., Penkert, J., Sauer, R., DeSocio, J. (2009). Applying Benner’s model to psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner self-ratings of role competence. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 15, 126-137.

LeCuyer, E., DeSocio, J., Brody, M., Schlick, R., Menkens, R. (2009). From objectives to competencies: Operationalizing the NONPF competencies for use in a graduate curriculum. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23, 185-199.

DeSocio, J., Elder, L., Puckett, S. (2008). Bridging cultures for Latino children: School nurse and advanced practice nurse partnerships. Journal of Child Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 21, 146-153.

Chapters in Books

DeSocio, J., Hannon-Engle, S. (In process). Feeding and eating disorders. In M.L. Potter, M.D. Moller (Eds), Psychiatric mental health nursing: From suffering to hope. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.

Delaney, K.R. with DeSocio, J., Carbray, J. (2014). Psychotherapy with children. In K. Wheeler (Ed.), Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. 2nd ed. NY: Springer. (Contributing author)

DeSocio J., Riley, J. (2012). Eating disorders in children and adolescents. In E. Yearwood, G. Pearson, J. Newland (Eds.), Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell Publisher.

O’Toole, J., DeSocio, J., Munoz, D., Crosby, R. (2011). Eating disorders in children and adolescents: Diagnostic differences and clinical challenges. In R. Striegel-Moore, S. Wonderlich, T. Walsh, J. Mitchell (Eds.). Developing an Evidence Based Classification of Eating Disorders: Scientific Findings for DSM-5. American Psychiatric Association.

Refereed Scientific Papers and Presentations

DeSocio, J. (2015, June). How findings in genetics and epigenetics inform psychiatric practice. University of Washington Clinical Pharmacology Series: Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy Conference 2015, Shoreline, Washington.

DeSocio, J. (2015, March). Neurobiology of toxic stress and early brain development: Implications for psychiatric nursing practice. International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2014, October). How findings in neuroscience inform psychiatric nursing practice. Pacific Northwest 37th Annual National Conference, Advanced Practice in Primary Care Conference, University of Washington School of Nursing.

Bello-Utu, C., DeSocio, J. (2014, March). Military deployment, trauma, and reintegration: Effects on children’s mental health and intervention strategies. International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), Annual Conference, Greenville, SC.

Delaney, K., DeSocio, J., Heidt, B., Scharf, M., Soucy, M. (2013, April). Expert Workshop Series #4: Child and adolescent diagnosis and treatment: Anxiety. ISPN Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

DeSocio, J. (2012, March). Co-morbid anorexia nervosa and OCD: How to treat with psychopharmacology. Concurrent Session. ISPN Psychopharm Institute, Atlanta, GA.

DeSocio, J. (2012, March). Differential diagnosis and treatment of food refusal and rapid weight loss: Is it a food phobia or something else? Concurrent Session, ISPN Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

DeSocio, J. (2011, April). Recognizing early indications of risk for anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents. ISPN Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.

DeSocio, J. (2011, March). Differences in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: Implications for prescribing decisions. ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute, Tucson, AZ.

DeSocio, J. (2010, April). The neurobiology and pharmacological management of anorexia nervosa. ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute, St. Louis, MO.

Dreher, M., DeSocio, J., Falkenstern, S., Resick, L., Middaugh, D. (2008, March). Online education of advanced practice nurses—A Pandora’s box or not? Panel, Technologic Innovations in Nursing Education, Drexel University, Hilton Head, SC.

DeSocio, J. (2008, February). University of Rochester Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Programs Grant DO9HP08056. Poster presentation, HRSA Bureau of Health Professions All Program Meeting, Washington, DC.

Invited/Non-Refereed Papers and Presentations (2008-Current)

Carballo, H., DeSocio, J. (2017, May 24). Beyond Trauma Informed Care: Brain Neuroplasticity and How Mindfulness Can Heal. Seattle King County Health Care for the Homeless Network Administrative Team. Seattle King County Health Department, Seattle, WA

DeSocio, J. (2017, April 21). College of Nursing Update for SU Board of Regents Meeting, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2017, March 30). Passion Speech: Caring from the Heart. Dean’s Annual Lecture, Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2016, December 10). Anxiety disorders: Thoughts, feelings and emotions. Virginia Mason Medical Assistant Education Day. Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2016, September 24). Compassionate Caring. Graduate Nursing White Coat Ceremony, Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2016, August). The Impact of Early Trauma on Secondary Aged Students. Washington State Association of School Psychologists, Secondary Psych Summit, Ocean Shores, WA

DeSocio, J. (2014, October). Toxic Stress Panel. Represented Psychiatric Mental Health-Substance Abuse Expert Panel in panel presentation, Annual Conference of American Academy of Nursing, Washington, DC.

DeSocio, J. (2014, March). The synergy of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in mediating brain change. Susan McCabe Lectureship, International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Psychopharmacology Institute, Greenville, SC.

DeSocio, J. (2013, November). The synergy of education, therapy and psychopharmacology in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN) Fall Conference, Seattle, WA.

DeSocio, J. (2012, March). The neurobiology and psychopharmacology of eating disorders across the lifespan. Invited plenary speaker. International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Psychopharmacology Institute, Atlanta, GA.

DeSocio, J. (2009, May). Meeting the mental health needs of children and adolescents in rural communities. Decker School of Nursing Conference, Binghamton, NY.

DeSocio, J., Collins, M. (2009, April). The many faces of PTSD in clinical practice. Invited plenary speaker. 14th Annual Preceptor Education Workshop and Recognition Day. University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY.

O’Toole, J., DeSocio, J., Munoz, D., Crosby, R. (2009, March). Eating disorders in children and adolescents: Diagnostic differences and clinical challenges. DSM V Eating Disorders Classification Conference. Invited podium presentation. National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and American Psychiatric Association (APA), Arlington, VA.

DeSocio, J. (2008, April). Children’s mental health and school success. Invited keynote speaker. Pediatric Nursing Conference, Rochester, NY.

Grants and Research

2015-Current: Project Title: How Does the Institution of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Make a Difference in Health Care Organizations? Project Role: Co-Investigator; Bonnie Bowie, PI.

2011-2013: Project Title: Applying technology to enhance nursing education in the mental health needs of veterans and their families. Project Role: Co-Principal Investigator. Source of Funding: Department of Defense, Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Joint Warfighter Program, W81XWH-11-2-0228. Amount of Award: $699,000.

2011-2012: Project Title: Childhood anorexia nervosa treatment outcomes study Project Role: Principal Investigator. Source of Funding: Kartini Foundation. Amount of Award: $5511.

2008-Current: Research Coordinator, Kartini Clinic, Portland, OR Collaboration with national and international research teams in Genetics Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa (GCAN) and Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 3 (See 2014 publication, Molecular Psychiatry).

2007–2008: Project Title: Follow up of childhood eating disorder symptom course. Project Role: Principal Investigator.

Multimedia Products

2011-2013: Nursing Education Enhanced with Technology (NEET) Project Modules produced for online education of registered nurses to address the needs of military service members and veterans with mental health needs. Developed psychiatric nursing content for narration of web-based modules. Source of Funding: Department of Defense, Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Joint Warfighter Program, W81XWH-11-2-0228.