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Complimentary and Integrative Therapies Department

Expand Your Professional Reach

Giving you the tools you need to expand your career and help diverse populations through specific and integrative therapies programs taught by clinically experienced faculty.

Complimentary and Integrative Therapies Department

Expand Your Professional Reach

Giving you the tools you need to expand your career and help diverse populations through specific and integrative therapies programs taught by clinically experienced faculty.

Interprofessional Studies

We cultivate collaborative learning experiences by placing a special emphasis on the emerging field of interprofessional care both in our classrooms and at our pioneering healthcare facilities. Our innovative programs cross the barriers between disciplines and specialties in order to generate the most positive patient-centered outcomes while also advancing the field.

Issues in Human Trafficking
Service to Veterans
Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare
Certificate in Sexual Health and Wellness
Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

Complementary and Integrative Therapies offers three advanced study certificates for nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare providers interested in expanding their professional reach.

Our interdisciplinary graduate programs are designed to provide a strong foundation of knowledge in specific complementary and integrative therapies. Taught online, our certificate programs provide the convenience of online learning with the relative experience of a live classroom setting through the implementation of sophisticated, innovative technology characteristic of Drexel University.

Programs

Advanced Study Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Bringing it together: Helping you introduce complementary and integrative therapies to conventional professional practice.

Advanced Study Certificate in Women's Integrative Health
This program provides a model of care that is most compatible and reflective of women’s emotional and psychological needs in the health care relationship

Advanced Study Certificate in Holistic, Hospice and Palliative Care
This program will provide practitioners the tools needed to treat the holistic spectrum of the dying patient and their family, while integrating an effective and efficient delivery of care.

Advanced Study Certificate in Integrative Addiction Therapies
This certificate program has been designed for the wide range of health care students and professionals from a variety of disciplines who are interested in a delivery of care and services that focus on integrating complementary and integrative therapies into their conventionally based healthcare backgrounds, offering an innovative, caring and holistic transition to an underserved population.

MS/MSN in Quality, Safety, and Risk Management in Healthcare
The MS/MSN in Quality, Safety and Risk Management in Healthcare prepares you to lead organizational efforts that improve and monitor quality metrics, improve safety for both patients and staff, and manage risks in a dynamic health care environment.

MS in Complementary and Integrative Health
This evidence-based program provides health care professionals with the tools to assess, guide, and evaluate patients by merging complementary and integrative health practices into the framework of conventional clinical practice.

 

News & Events

 

02/20/18

ABOUT THE FORUM

The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership invites all members of the Drexel community to a university-wide Sex and Gender Research Forum on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. in Gerri C. LeBow Hall Room 220. This interactive program, held on International Women’s Day, will highlight Drexel’s interdisciplinary research focused on sex and gender in a local, national and global context. The event will also include three prominent keynote speakers who will address current sex and gender issues.

Registration is free and will include a light breakfast and lunch.

Keynote speakers

  • Janine Austin Clayton, MD, associate director for research on women’s health, director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH
  • Kathrin Zippel, PhD, associate professor of sociology, Northeastern University
  • Doris Willig, MD Endowment Speaker: Mary Anne Delany, MD, professor of psychiatry; associate dean for faculty affairs; associate director, ELAM, Drexel University College of Medicine

CNHP presenters

Research Talk

Modifying a Family-Based Suicide Therapy for LGBTQ+ Agencies: Qualitative Findings from Youth and Caregivers
Presenter: Jody Russon, PhD; Center for Family Intervention Science, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Flash Talks

More Than Just Bus Fare: Critical Theory and GIS to Deconstruct Prenatal Care Travel among Stressed Urban Mothers

  • Presenter: Joan Bloch, PhD; Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Co-authors: Sarah Cordivano, MS; GIS Analyst, Azevea, Marcia Gardner, PhD; Seton Hall University

Breastfeeding as a Public Health Imperative: It’s Not Just for Mommies and Babies

  • Presenters: Lauren Davidheiser; Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Kira Sy;  Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Co-author:Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA; Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Sex-specific clinical practice guidelines and effective healthcare for the patient who is transgender

  • Presenter: Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD; Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Co-authors: Anna Schlupp, BS; Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Swati Jain, PhD; Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India; Sobhana Ranjan, PhD, RD; Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health

Persistent hyperglycemia among urban pregnant women referred to perinatal home nursing because of their diabetes

  • Presenter:Yosefa Birati, MA; Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Co-authors:Allie Raevsky, BS; Department of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health; Susan Zupan, MSN; Storkwatch Home Visiting Agency; Joan Bloch, PhD; Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions

Mother Baby Connections: 4-week Treatment Outcomes for an Interdisciplinary Intensive Outpatient Perinatal Mental Health Program

  • Presenter: Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC; Department of Doctoral Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Co-authors: Pamela A. Geller, PhD; Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; June Horowitz, PhD, RN PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions; Alexa Bonacquisti, PhD; Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Virtual Posters

African born women seeking HIV care in Philadelphia: Qualitative Exploration of a Community of Practice

  • Kimberly McClellan, EdD(c), MSN; School of Education; College of Nursing and Health Professions; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine
  • Kristy Kelly, PhD; School of Education

Improving Screening and Mental Health Care Access for Pregnant Women: Preliminary Results of a Pilot Study

  • Pamela A. Geller, PhD; Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Alexa Bonacquisti, PhD; Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sandra M. Wolf, MD; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine
  • Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC; College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Damien J. Croft, MD; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine
  • Owen Montgomery, MD: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, College of Medicine

International Women: Cultural Beliefs of Ethiopian Immigrant Women Living in Philadelphia

  • Beth Chiatti, PhD; College of Nursing and Health Professions

Event sponsors

  • Laurencin Family Foundation
  • Doris Willig, MD Endowment

 Registration Required for this free event.

 

01/16/18

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has clinical services in four established Philadelphia-based sites in addition to a new Community Wellness HUB established this year in the Dornsife Center. Services are provided by faculty working in conjunction with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students, as well as orthopedic physical therapy residents.  The ultimate goal of the CNHP clinical services programming is to have an educational environment where students working alongside the more than 30 CNHP faculty, provide patient care in an interdisciplinary setting, including referrals between active clinical practice and research activities. CNHP’s clinical services and associated student education has continued to grow in scope and volume over the years. A broad overview of each practice is below.

The CNHP clinical services are located in Philadelphia at the following sites:

  • Stephen & Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center  
  • 3020 Market Street (3020 Market)
  • Drexel Recreation Center (REC)
  • Parkway Health & Wellness (PHW)
  • Community Wellness HUB at the Dornsife (The HUB)
Discipline/Sites                      3020 Market REC Center Parkway Health and Wellness The Community Wellness HUB
 Nurse Practitioner     

 Counseling and Family Therapy
 

 Creative Arts Therapies    
 
 Nutrition Scrience  

 
 Physician Assistant    

 Physical Therapy  

 

CNHP faculty are providing services in most disciplines across all Philadelphia sites.

Discipline CNHP Faculty Practicing at Clinical Sites
Nurse Practitioner Barbara Posmontier,  Kimberly McClellan, Barbara Osborne, Ann McQueen
Counseling and Family Therapy
Christian Jordal, Erica Wilkins 
Creative Arts Therapies
Yasmine Awais, Scott Horowitz, Dawn Morningstar, Michele Rattigan, Ellen Schelly-Hill 
Nutrition Scrience
Whitney Butler, Robin Danowski, Nyree Dardarian, Abigail Duffine-Gilman, Andrea Grasso-Irvine, Beth Leonberg, Angela Luciani, Vicki Schwartz, Elizabeth Smith, Amy Stankiewicz 
Physician Assistant
Patrick Auth, Juanita Gardner 
Physical Therapy
Lisa Chiarello, Kevin Gard, Noel Goodstadt, Robert Maschi, Christopher McKenzie, Kathryn Mitchell, Sara Tomaszewski, Sarah Wenger, Annette Willgens 

Round-up 

The clinical services are overseen by an interdisciplinary advisory board comprised of the director of CNHP clinical services and clinical coordinators representing each involved academic department and the research enterprise. This advisory board meets regularly to provide oversight and direction for the clinical practices in the areas of operations, productivity review, marketing, program development, and the promotion of collaborative interdisciplinary programming, including collaborations and referrals between clinical services and research projects.

Read the entire round-up including descriptions of each site and the services offered here.

01/15/18

I hope that everyone’s holidays were healthy, safe and restful.

I wish the best for 2018.  It always amazes me how fast the holiday season comes and goes. My mom always told me that the older one gets the faster the time flies by–boy, was she ever correct!!!

The following are highlights from the past month:

Beth Desaretz Chiatti, PhD, RN, CTN, CSN has been elected secretary of the Transcultural Nursing Society and a member of the board of directors. Her two-year term begins this month. She has also been chosen to be a Drexel Liberty Scholars Mentor.

Congratulations, Dr. Chiatti!!!

Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAAN has been appointed to the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians’ board of directors representing the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. She is the only nurse to have been appointed to an emergency physician organizational board of directors.

This appointment ties very nicely with our initiatives in the graduate program as well. The new post-master’s Emergency Nurse Practitioner program begins in the 2018 winter quarter using the curriculum she created. Campo was the first nurse practitioner in New Jersey to be certified as an emergency nurse practitioner.

In addition, a text book titled Medical Imaging, of which Campo was the lead author, has won first place in the American Journal of Nursing 2017 Book Award in the category of Adult Primary Care.

Congratulations, Dr. Campo!!!

The leadership team has been working on the upcoming CCNE accreditation site visit scheduled for February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. You will be hearing more about the site visit this and next month.

Please refer to the information posted below:

Collegiate Commission on Nursing Accreditation (CCNE)

This is to advise you that the CCNE, our major accrediting body in nursing, will be conducting an accreditation site visit on February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. All of the nursing programs will be reviewed during this site visit. 

We have been working on our self-study document that is required to be submitted by early January. We will be updating you in the next couple of months at faculty meetings and other venues on how the site visit will be conducted.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty:

As part of its accreditation process, The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) plans to visit the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions on February 26 to February 28, 2018.  

The Commission seeks to review all of the nursing programs including: the undergraduate nursing programs, the graduate nursing programs inclusive of the Advanced Role programs and the Nurse Practitioner programs, the Post-Master¹s Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Certificate (PM-APRN-NP) program, the Nurse Anesthesia Program, the Post-Master's Nurse Anesthesia Certificate (PM-APRN-NA) program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

In accordance with CCNE procedure, constituents (students, alumni and faculty) of these programs are invited to submit comments related to the quality of the programs under review to CCNE. Your comments are considered third party and any specific third party, signed comments concerning the accreditation process need to be received by February 5, 2018.  Please direct your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

or thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org          

 

Thank you for your consideration of participation in this process.

Last but not least, Stephanie Brooks, PhD, associate dean for academic health professions, and I have been collaborating and we have decided to highlight both of our areas of responsibility monthly.
 
Thus, the “Rundiogram” will change its name to: “R & B Notes.”  Most of you will think of R & B as Rhythm & Blues, but this will stand for Rundio & Brooks. Dr. Brooks will present first and I second and then vice-versa as we highlight what everyone does at CNHP.
 
I hope that your New Year is the BEST ever. Thank you for all that you do for CNHP.
 
Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, ARPN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Academic Nursing Officer 

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