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Dr. Kathleen A. Wheeler

Professor of Nursing
kwheeler@fairfield.edu
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Honors

  • 2009 Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
  • Distinguished Alumni Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 2004.
  • Annual Sigma Theta Tau MuChi Award for Excellence in Nursing: Nursing Research, 1996.
  • Award for Innovative Curricular Design of $1000 from Lehman College of CUNY for proposal Integrating Empathy Training Into the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, 1992.

Awards

  • 2008 & 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards for Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse.
  • 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Media Award for book Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse St. Louis:Elsevier Health Sciences.
  • 2008 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Practice APRN
  • 2004 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Education.
  • Sigma Theta Tau Chapter Newsletter Article Award for “Evidence Based Practice” in MuChi Newsletter, 2001.

Grants

The Connecticut Project Safe Neighborhoods Youth Opportunity Initiative through The Justice Education Center Inc.  $44,000   A Randomized Clinical Trial of EMDR Therapy for At Risk Adolescents, 2016.

The Brinkman Foundation for Group Intervention Study for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Trauma, $4,000 awarded 2014.

 The Brinkman Foundation for Group Intervention Study for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Trauma, $7,000 awarded 2013.

EMDR Research Foundation for A Randomized Clinical Trial of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Supportive Psychotherapy for Sex Offenders: Treatment Effects and Long-Term Maintenance, $10,000 awarded 2012-2014.  P.I. for interdiscipllinary multi-site research project.

vonAmerigen Foundation for Mental Health Services Program at The Health Promotion Center; $95,545; 1999 -2002; Project Director and P.I. I wrote the proposal and directed other APRNs, RNs & nursing students who did data collection and program delivery.

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