Geraldine S. Pearson, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.

Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-4089

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
Ph.D.University of Connecticut School of NursingPsychology
M.S.University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and HealthChild Psychiatric Nursing
B.S.University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health Nursing

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Jeanette Chamberlain Award - ISPN Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing
Fellow, (FAAN) American Academy of Nursing
Nightingale Award for NursingJohn Dempsey Hospital
I am a clinical nurse specialist with advanced practice training in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Training and practice have focused on children and adolescents although I am credentialed to prescribe and treat adults. while I treat all disorders, I have the most experience with complex ADHD and depression/anxiety. My care is collaborative and always includes parents and other family members.
Various teaching activities in the child division. Responsibility for psychotherapy course in second year and ongoing psychotherapy supervision.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Advances in Nursing ScienceEditorial BoardMemberExternalNational2011
International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Foundation Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2011
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingProfessional/Scientific JournalPharmacology Column EditorExternalUniversity2011
Perspectives in Psychiatric CareProfessional/Scientific JournalEditor-in-ChiefExternalState2008
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
International Society of Psychiatric NursesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalInternational20072009
Journal of Pediatric NursingProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2007
Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing AssociationProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2007
International Society of Psychiatric NursesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationActing Co-President ExternalInternational20062007
International Society of Psychiatric NursesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationDivision Chair ExternalInternational20052006
Issues in Mental Health NursingProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewerExternalNational2005
International Society of Psychiatric NursesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSecretary, Member of Governing BoardExternalInternational2003
Perspectives in Psychiatric CareEditorial BoardMemberExternalNational20002008
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingProfessional/Scientific JournalCase Study EditorExternalNational19962008
Journal of Child and and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health NursingProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorial BoardExternalNational19942008
Journal of Child and Adolescent PsychotherapyProfessional/Scientific JournalEditorial BoardExternalNational19841988
Advocates for Child Psychiatric NursingProfessional/Scientific OrganizationConnecticut Coordinator ExternalState19831992
International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational1981
American Nurses Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1979
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1975
Research interests include the role of trauma with a juvenile justice population, treatment of severely disturbed children and adolescents, outcomes of clinical care.
Co-Principal Investigator in Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic database research.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Yearwood, E., Pearson, G.S., & Newland, J.A. Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing

Book Chapters

  • Oral health nursing education and practice program.
    Dolce, Maria C; Haber, Judith; Shelley, Donna Nursing research and practice 2012 Jan;2012149673
  • Consultation in the CNS Role
    Pearson, G.S. Essential of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice
  • Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    Pearson, G.S. Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Interventions with Thought Disordered Children and Adolescents
    Pearson, G.S. Psychiatric Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents 329-342
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Pearson, G.S. Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychopharmacology
    Pearson, G.S. Johnson's Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • The Application of System of Care with Justice Populations
    Pearson, G.S. Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Systems of Care
  • Thought Disorders
    Pearson, G.S. Johnson's Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Conference Papers

  • Articulating Professional Nursing Practice in Hungary: Ripples That Extend to Waves
    Hegedus, K.S., Pearson, G.S. 2187-190

Editorials

  • Manuscript Submissions from Non-Native Speakers of English
    Pearson, G.S. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 471

Reviews

  • Pathways from traumatic child victimization to delinquency: Implications for juvenile and permanency court proceedings and decisions
    Ford J.D., Chapman J., Mack M., Pearson G. Juvenile and Family Court Journal 2006 Jan;57(1):13-26
  • ADHD in juvenile offenders: treatment issues nurses need to know.
    Shelton, Deborah; Pearson, Geraldine Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services 2005 Sep;43(9):38-46
  • Military Widow: A Survival Guide
    Pearson, G.S. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 4365
  • Review of A. Vernon (1989). Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children
    Pearson, G.S. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3(3):108
  • Review of F. Fessel and A. Goncu (1984). Analyzing Children's Play Dialogues
    Pearson, G.S. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 3(3):230-231
  • Review of L. Luborsky (1984). Principles of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Manual for Supportive-Expressive Treatment
    Pearson, G.S. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 1(2):144-145
  • Table for Five
    Pearson, G.S. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 18201
  • Ten Steps to Emotional Health
    Pearson, G.S. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care 43231
  • The Kite Runner
    Pearson, G.S. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 2066
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Realities of Integrated Collaborative CareTalkAPNA2013Reston, Virgina
Publising Your ManuscriptTalkISPN Annual Conference2013San Antonio, Texas
Management of Complex ADHDTalkISPN Psychopharmacology2013San Antonio, Texas
Where Are We With Our Prescriptive Practice? TalkISPN Psychopharmacology2013San Antonio, Texas
Retraction Policies and Current Publication PracticesTalkCOPE North American Conference2012Reston, Virgina
Supporting Editors on Ethical IssuesTalkINANE2012Montreal, Canada
Supporting Editors on Ethical IssuesTalkVeterinary Editors Annual Meeting2012St. Louis, Missouri
Supporting Editors on Ethical IssuesTalkEMUG2012Cambridge, Massachusetts
Managing Complex ADHD in Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums2012Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Systematic Decision Making in Prescribing for Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums2012Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Complex Role Between Advanced Practice Nurses and Their Physician Colleagues: A Historical and Contemporary PerspectiveTalk2012 ISPN Annual Conference2012Atlanta, Georgia
Pharmacological Management of Disorders in Children and AdolescentsTalkISPN Psychopharm Conference2012Atlanta, Georgia
Ethical Resources for EditorsPosterINANE Conference2011San Francisco, California
Writing for Publication: Submitting a PaperTalkISPN 2011 Annual Conference2011Tucson, Arizona
Ethical Issues in Using Psychiatric Medication with Children and AdolescentsTalkPsychopharmacology Conference2011Tucson, Arizona
Management of Complex ADHD in a Pediatric PopulationTalkISPN 4th Psychopharmacology Conference2011Tucson, Arizona
Management of Complex ADHD in Children and AdolescentsTalkNAPNAP 32nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care2011Baltimore, Maryland
Management of Complex ADHD in Children and AdolescentsTalkNAPNAP 31st Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care2010Chicago, Illinois
Using the Clinical Global Improvement Scale (CGI) to Measure Severity of Symptoms and Progress in Treatment with a Pediatric PopulationTalk12th Annual Conference, ISPN2010St. Louis, Missouri
Writing for PublicationTalk12th Annual Conference, ISPN2010St. Louis, Missouri
Prescribing for Children and AdolescentsTalkThird Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute2010St. Louis, Missouri
Management of Complex ADHD in Children and AdolescentsTalkThird Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute2010St. Louis, Missouri
Treating children and Adolescents with ADHDTalkSecond Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute2009Greenville, South Carolina
Challenges in Prescribing for Children and AdolescentsTalkSecond Annual ISPN Psychopharmacology Institute2009Greenville, South Carolina
Reactive Attachment Disorder: A Discussion of How Abuse and Trauma at a YoungAge Effects Relationship Development and Behavior in AdolescenceTalkISPN 11th Annual Conference2009Greenville, South Carolina
Stress ManagementTalkCommunity Health Care Seminar Series2009Hartford, Connecticut
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic Quality Assurance II: Treatment UtilizationPosterUCONN Department of Psychiatry Research Day2008Farmington, Connecticut
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic Quality Assurance I: Patient CharacteristicsPosterUCONN Department of Psychiatry Research Day2008Farmington, Connecticut
A Pilot Study of Aggression Subtype in Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescent GirlsPosterUCONN Department of Psychiatry Research Day2008Farmington, Connecticut
Working with Advanced Practice Nurses to increase Access to TreatmentTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2008Chicago, Illinois
Behavioral Health Needs of Urban YouthTalkUniversity of Connecticut, School of Medicine2008Hartford, Connecticut
Complex Issues in Prescribing for Children and AdolescentsTalkISPN Psychopharmacology Conference2008Louisville, Kentucky
The Influence of Traumatic Experience on Juvenile Justice PopulationsTalkCustody and Caring Conference2007Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Influence of Traumatic Experience on Juvenile Justice PopulationsTalkCustody and Caring Conference2007Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Depression in Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums: Psychiatric Nursing Update2006Boston, Massachusetts
The Art and Practice of Medication Management with Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums: Psychiatric Nursing Update2006Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatric Emergencies in the Child/Adolescent PopulationTalkPsychiatric Nursing Update2006Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Use of the Traumatic Events Screening Inventory in the Assessment of Trauma in a Juvenile Justice PopulationTalkInternational Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses2006Denver, Colorado
Defining the Art from the Science when Prescribing Psychotropic Medication to Children and Adolescents (with B. Muller)TalkInternational Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses2006Denver, Colorado
From Novice to Expert: Becoming a NurseTalkSigma Theta Tau Induction2005Storrs, Connecticut
The HomeCare Program: Medication Management for a Juvenile Justice PopulationTalkNational Conference on Correctional Health Care2005Denver, Colorado
The HomeCare Program: Short-term Medication Management in Community Health Centers for A Juvenile Justice Population. Custody and CaringTalkInternational Conference on the Nurse’s Role in the Criminal Justice System2005Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Managing Depression in Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Update2005Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatric Management of a Juvenile Justice PopulationTalkContemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Update2005Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The HomeCare ProgramTalk. Leading Change in Juvenile Justice2005Storrs, Connecticut
Depression in Children and AdolescentsLectureNaugatuck Valley Community College2005Naugatuck, Connecticut
Lessons Learned: The First Year of the HomeCare ProgramTalkInternational Society of Psychiatric Nurses2005Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and AdolescentsTalkCapitol Community College2004Hartford, Connecticut
Assessing Psychiatric Issues in Hospitalized Children and AdolescentsTalkContemporary Forums2004Jersey City, New Jersey
Psychotropic Medication Management in Children and AdolescentsTalkCapitol Community College2004Hartford, Connecticut
Developing Community Psychiatry Services for Juveniles in Detention Centers: The HomeCare ProgramTalkInternational Society of Psychiatric Nurses2004St. Louis, Missouri
The HomeCare ProgramTalkRiverview Hospital for Children and Youth2004Middletown, Connecticut
The HomeCare ProgramTalkNESCO2004Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Nursing Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderTalkPsychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurse2003Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nursing Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderTalkPsychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses2002Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Who Speaks for the Children? TalkUCONN School of Nursing Alumni Day2002Storrs, Connecticut
Managing Transitions in the Context of Reform: The Experience of a Hospital MergerTalkAssociation of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing1994Cincinnati. Ohio
The Classroom as a Learning MilieuTalkTeacher Inservice Day1993Deep River, Connecticut
A Follow-Up Study of Thirty Children Characterized with Multiple Complex Developmental DisorderTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, National Conference1992Dallas, Texas
Milieu Management of Children with Multiple Complex Developmental DisorderTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing1991Stamford, Connecticut
Psychiatric Assessment of School Age ChildrenTalkConnecticut School Nurse Institute1991Fairfield, Connecticut
Development of a Crisis Intervention Program in a State Children's Psychiatric Hospital. Advocates for Child Psychiatric NursingTalkNew England Regional Conference, McLean Hospital1991Belmont, Massachusetts
Borderline Personality SyndromeTalk. Department of Children and Youth Services, Annual Nursing Seminar1991Meriden, Connecticut
The Visiting Foster Family Resource Project in a State Children's Psychiatric HospitalTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, National Conference1990Atlanta, Georgia
Countertransference and Inpatient Treatment of Chronically Disturbed ChildrenTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, New England Region1990Waltham, Massachusetts
Chronicity in the Milieu: Perspectives from the TrenchesTalkNew England Association of Child Care1990Worcester, Massachusetts
Children Without Hope: The Dilemma of Chronicity in the MilieuTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, National Conference1989White Plains, New York
Understanding the Borderline Child Syndrome: Assessment and TreatmentTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, National Conference1988Chicago, Illinois
Treatment Considerations for the Latency-aged Child in Foster CareTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, National Conference1987Indianapolis, Indiana
Psychiatric Assessment of ChildrenTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference1986Baltimore, Maryland
Playing with Your Preschooler: Entering their WorldTalkConnecticut Early Childhood Education Council Conference1985West Haven, Connecticut
Playing with Your Preschooler: Entering their WorldTalkBoulder Road Montessori School1985Cheshire, Connecticut
Suicide and the College StudentTalkSouthern Connecticut State University1984New Haven, Connecticut
Psychiatric Disorders of ChildhoodTalkRiverView Hospital for Children1984Middletown, Connecticut
Overcoming Family Resistance to Child TreatmentTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, "Child Advocacy in the 80's"1984New Haven, Connecticut
Preparatory Work and Education ChoicesTalkAdvocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing1984New York, New York
Overcoming Family Resistance to Individual TreatmentTalkConnecticut Mental Health Center1984New Haven, Connecticut
Bereavement and Loss in the Latency-aged Foster ChildTalkConnecticut Mental Health Center1983New Haven, Connecticut
Mutual Storytelling: Creativity and InterventionTalkConnecticut Mental Health Center1982New Haven, Connecticut
Play Therapy and Its Role In Family TherapyTalkFamily Therapy Institute1982New Haven, Connecticut
Foster Care and Community Mental Health: A Model for Assessment and InterventionTalkNational Council of Community Mental Health Centers1982New York, New York