PhD, APRN, CEO & Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University, School of Nursing, Division of Primary Care

drpasacreta.imhs@gmail.com

Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta

Head of Integrated Mental Health Services, Jeannie Pasacreta, PhD, APRN received a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Villanova University (1978), a Masters from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1982), and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on differentiating and treating stress related versus clinical depression in complex cases. Dr. Pasacreta was a full time Associate Professor & Director of the graduate program in psychiatric nursing at Yale University (1997-2004). In 2006, she transitioned a full time private practice offering clinical and consultation services, mental health advocacy and research. She continues her affiliation with Yale as an Associate Clinical Professor. At the same time, Integrated Mental Health Services LLC, serves as both a clinical site where the next generation of mental health professionals receive mentoring and a place where comprehensive psychiatric advocacy and health care can be delivered to those who need it most. Dr. Pasacreta has served the Newtown area since 2006 and has a strong desire to promote a long overdue paradigm shift for conceptualizing, preventing and treating mental health problems, especially among the disenfranchised who may not have otherwise received treatment.

Jeannie V Pasacreta, PhD, APRN, Psychiatric Clinician specializing in accurate & thorough evaluations, psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders, especially those that have been difficult to treat in prior settings
Researcher, Patient and Professional Educator, Scientific writer and Advocate for patients and for diminishing the stigma that has historically surrounded and diminished psychiatric services.   

Current Employment
CEO & Clinical Director Integrated Mental Health Services LLC, Newtown, CT. 06470

Selected past positions:
Associate Professor
Yale University, Columbia University, University of Connecticut

EDUCATION 
1974-78 Villanova University BS Nursing

1980-82 Columbia University MS Clinical specialization in adult psychiatric nursing

1989-93 University of Pennsylvania PhD  clinical and research psychology with an emphasis on the measurement, assessment & treatment  of depression within the context of a concurrent chronic medical illness.  

1993-95 Post doctoral fellowship University of Pennsylvania Palliative care and symptom management in patients with advanced cancer; research emhasis on differentiating physical & psychological symptoms from a conceptual and clinical perspective 

Pertinent information:


TAX ID #  20-3623020

CT APRN License # 001359 exp. 12/31/2015

CT RN License # R32304 exp. 12/31/2015

DEA Certificate # MP 1306934  exp. 12/31/2017 

State of CT controlled substance registration: # 38375 exp. 02/28/2017

American Nurses Credentialing Center certification 
(Adult psych NP) # 0102282 exp. 12/31/2016  

Medicare NPI # 1235186255

CAQH database # 11718456 updated 02/2015 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

DATA BASED PUBLICATIONS 

McCorkle, R., Pasacreta, J.V. Tang, S. and Holland J.C. (2007). Distress management training for oncology nurses: Description of an innovative online educational program. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). Psychosocial sequelae to genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk: An integrative review. Cancer Investigation volume 21, No. 4 pp. 528-623

Pasacreta, J.V. & Barg, F. (1998). Enhancing quality of life in cancer caregivers through the use of a Family Caregiver Cancer Education Program, Meniscus, 6, (3). pp 73-77.

McCorkle, R. Pasacreta, J.V. & Tang, S (2003). Psychological Issues in Ovarian Cancer:  An Overview and Successful Nursing Intervention Holistic Nursing Practice. Feature Article, Volume 17, No 5 pp 1-8

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R. (2000). Impact of Interventions on Caregiver Outcomes in Cancer Care. Annual Review of Nursing Research, 18, Focus on Chronic illness.127-148

Pasacreta, J.V., Barg, F., Nuamah, I. & McCorkle, R. (2000). Participant characteristics prior to and four months following attendance at a family caregiver cancer education program. Cancer Nursing, 23. 

Pasacreta, J.V. (1999). Psychosocial sequelae to genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk: Findings from focus groups. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 7, 142-149

Barg, F., Pasacreta, J.V., Nuamah, I., Robinson, K., Angeletti, K., Yasko, J. & McCorkle, R. (1998). A description of a psychoeducational intervention for family caregivers. of cancer patients.  Journal of Family Nursing, 4 (4). 394-413.

Pasacreta, J.V. (1997). Depressive phenomena, physical symptom distress and functional status among women with breast cancer. Nursing Research, 46, 4. pp. 214-221.  

Barsevick, A., Pasacreta, J.V. & Orsi, A. (1995). Psychological Distress and Functional Dependency in Colorectal Cancer Patients, Cancer Practice, Vol. 3, No.3

Barg, F., Cooley, M., Pasacreta, J. V. Senay, B. & McCorkle, R. (1994). Development of a self administered psychosocial cancer screening tool, Cancer Practice, vol.2,  no. 4 

Pasacreta, J.V. & Massie, M.J. (1990). Nurses reports of psychiatric complications in patients with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum,  17(3). 

Pasacreta, J.V. & Jacobsen, P.(1989). Addressing the need for staff support among  nurses caring for the AIDS population. Oncology Nursing Forum, 16(5).  




NON EXPERIMENTAL ARTICLES

McCorkle, R. & Pasacreta, J.V. (2001). Enhancing caregiver Outcomes in Palliative Care. Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffit Cancer Institute, 8.1 36-45

Pasacreta, J.V., Minarik, PA, Cataldo, JC, Muller, B. & Scahill, L. (1999). Role diversification in the education of advanced practice psychiatric nurses. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 8, 248-260

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R. (1998). The nurses role in providing accurate information to women about tamoxifen therapy and breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum.vol.25 no. 9

Pasacreta, J.V. & Pickett, M. (1998). Psychosocial aspects of palliative care. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 14. 110-120.

Kaufman, M., Pasacreta, J.V. & Cheney, R. (1985). Biopsychosocial aspects of myocardial infarction. International Journal Of Psychiatry In Medicine, 15(4).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Pasacreta, J.V. (2009).  Depression and cancer,  In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V.  (2009).  Aging and cancer,  In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V. (2009). Support groups in the oncology setting,  In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V. (2009). Palliative treatment in the oncology setting, In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V.  (2009). Symptoms of cancer In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V. (2009). Epidemiology of cancer In:  Salem Encyclopedia of Health and Medicine: CANCER. Pasedena, CA, Salem Press

Pasacreta, J.V. (2004). Anxiety and depression in palliative care: assessment and treatment recommendations. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care. B. Ferrell & N. Coyle, Eds. London: Oxford University Press.

Pasacreta, J.V.  (2003). Anxiety and depression in  A Cancer Sourcebook for Nurses. Published by the American Cancer Society.

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). Measuring Depression. In: Instruments for Clinical Research in Health Care, Frank Stromborg & Olsen, (Eds)  Boston: Jones & Bartlett 2nd edition. 

McCorkle, R, Pasacreta J.V. and Tang S. (2003). Psychosocial aspects of hematologic malignancies and AIDS In Hoffman, Benz, Shattil, Furie, Cohen & Silberstein (Eds) Hematologic Malignancies, 4th Ed. New York: Churchill-Livingstone. 

Pasacreta, J.V., Minarik, PA & Nield Anderson, L. (2000). Anxiety and depression in palliative care: assessment and treatment recommendations. Oxford Textbook of Palliative care. B. Ferrell & N. Coyle, Eds. London: Oxford University Press.

Pasacreta, J.V., & McCorkle, R. (1998). Bedside interventions. In: Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer, J.C. Holland, (Ed.), 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Knobf, M.T., Pasacreta, J.V., Valentine, A. & McCorkle, R. (1998). Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and endocrine therapy. In: Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer, J.C. Holland, (Ed.), 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press. 

McCorkle, R, Pasacreta, J.V. &  Frank-Stromborg, M. (1998). Education of nurses in Psyco-Oncology. In: Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer, J.C. Holland, (Ed.), 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pasacreta, J.V. (1997). Measurement of depression, In: Instruments for Clinical Research in Health Care, Frank-Stromborg & Olsen, (Eds)  Boston: Jones & Bartlett.

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R. (1996). Psychosocial aspects of cancer, In: Cancer Nursing: A Comprehensive Textbook, McCorkle, Grant & Frank-Stromborg, (Eds) Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders & Co.

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R.(1995).  Psychosocial aspects of hematologic malignancies and AIDS In

Hoffman, Benz, Shattil, Furie, Cohen & Silberstein (Eds) Hematologic Malignancies, 3rd Ed. New York: Churchill-Livingstone. 

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R.(1992).  Quality of Life: Nursing Implications  Med Surg  Quarterly  B. Lowery, (Ed). Springhouse Co. (1992).

Pasacreta, J.V.; McCorkle, R. & Margolis, G. (1991). Psychosocial aspects of breast cancer. In:  B. Fowble (Ed.) Breast Cancer Treatment, St. Louis: C.V. Mosby.

 EDITORIALS,  LETTERS,  REVIEWS,  COMMENTARIES

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). Whose fault is it when a child commits suicide: response to the conviction of Judith Scruggs a mom whose adolescent son committed suicide. The Hartford Courrant

Pasacreta, J.V  (2003). The Michael Jackson case and the need to focus resources on mental health initiatives. The Boston Globe

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). Watching the War and Worrying   The Hartford Courrant , Tuesday March 13 p. A 13

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). War fears raise the need for mental health services. Community Forum  The News  Times , Danbury,  CT  3/30/03

Pasacreta, J.V. (2003). Exposure to stress does damage here too   The New Haven Register , Tuesday March A-13

Pasacreta, J.V., Cohen, SS & Cataldo, J. (2002). Recent events highlight importance of mental health services.

Nursing Economics, 20, 1. 39

Pasacreta, J.V. (2002). Evidence Based Nursing, 5, p.113. [Commentary on the study: Barsevick, AM, Sweeney, C. & Haney, E. (2002). A systematic qualitative study: Analysis of psychoeducational interventions for depression in cancer patients. Oncology Nursing Forum, 29, 73-84].

Pasacreta, J.V., (April, 2002). Opinion: Mentally ill not getting needs met.  New Haven Register.  Following the Andrea Yates trial.

Pasacreta, J.V., (September 2001). Recent events highlight importance of mental health services.

New Haven Register.  Following the events of September 11th.

Pasacreta, J.V., (2001). Nursing Ethics: An International Journal for Health care Professionals. Letter to the editor, 8, (2)161-163. [Commentary on the study: Press, N, Fishman, J, Koenig, B. Collective fear, individualized risk and the cultural context of genetic testing for breast cancer. Nursing Ethics: An International Journal for Health care Professionals, 7, 237-249].

Pasacreta, J.V. (2001). Evidence Based Nursing, 4, 3. p. 87. [Commentary on the study: Bonfill, X., Marzo, M, & Pladevall, M. (1997). 5 community based recruitment strategies increase women=s attendance at mammography screenings. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews: CD002943, 18 October 2000].

Knobf, MT &  Pasacreta, J.V. (1999). Correspondence: Use of alternative medicine by women with breast cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 341, p. 1155-1156.

Pasacreta, J.V. (1998). Evidence Based Nursing, 1, 2. p. 49. [Commentary on the study: Davison, B.J. & Degner, L.F. (1997). Empowerment of men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. Cancer Nursing, 20, 187-196].

Pasacreta, J.V.  (1998). Nursing Research, 47, 2. , p. [Response to editorial re: Pasacreta, J.V. 1997). Depressive phenomena, physical symptom distress and functional status among women with breast cancer. Nursing Research, 46, 4. pp. 214-221].    

Pasacreta, J.V. & McCorkle, R. (1997). Evidence Based Nursing, (pilot issue)  p. vi. [Commentary on the study: McArdle, J.M., George, W.D. & McCardle, C.S. (1996). Psychological support for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery: A randomized study. British Medical Journal, 12, 813-817].

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