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Yadi Fernandez-Sweeny, PsyD, MS,

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/ Division Lead Department of Psychiatry

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: yfernandez-sweeny@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5497

Join year: 2013

Education

Psy.D, Doctor of Psychology – Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Los Angeles, California, 1998

MS-Anesthesia, CRNA – UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 1990

BS – California State University at Los Angeles

Professional Experience

2013 – present Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Western University of Health Sciences

2015 – present Course Director, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

2013-2015 Psychiatry Clerkship Director, COMP Western U

2013-2015 Psychological Services, Western Diabetes Institute Integrated Practice Unit

2008-2013 Adult/Geriatric Behavioral Medicine – Psychological Services In patient settings: Individual psychotherapy/family support Services. Orange County Region

1997-1999 Individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing and crisis intervention; college level.

1990-1994 Clinical Practice, Anesthesia (CRNA). UCLA, VA Wadsworth. General and regional anesthesia

Teaching Experience

Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry: Introduction, Personality Disorders, Stress and Distress, Mental Status Exam, Anxiety Disorders, Neurobiology of Emotion, Sexual Orientation and Brain Development, Psychological Treatments, OSCE Prep, Lead faculty small group clinical cases and large group instruction

Geriatric System: Geriatric Depression Dementia

Didactic Sessions Psychiatry

Awards

Unsung Hero Award, 2017

DO2019 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, 2016

Profiles in Teaching Excellence, 2010-11; 2009-2010 Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa Ana

Clinical Excellence Award – Knowledge, Approachability Professionalism, Orange County Region Inpatient Psychological Services, 2009

Oxford University, UK. Paper presented. Midlife Women: Biological and Psychological Perspectives. International Leadership Conference, 2006

Organizations

American Psychological Association

California Psychological Association

Psi Chi Honor Society

Publication

Fernandez-Sweeny,Y, Baron, D.A., Julius, R.J., Willard, F.H. (in press). Psychoneuroimmunology basic mechanisms. In Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications and Research. 4th ed. Seffinger MA, Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Fernandez-Sweeny Y., Magen J., Ley, A., Wagenaar, D., Scheinthal, S. (in press). Life stages. In Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications and Research. 4th ed. Seffinger MA, Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Fernandez-Sweeny, Y., Schubiner, H. (in press). Mind Body Medicine. In Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications and Research. 4th ed. Seffinger MA, Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Fernandez-Sweeny, Y., Jerome, J.A., Osborn, G.G. (in press). Stress management. In Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications and Research. 4th ed. Seffinger MA, Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Fernandez-Sweeny, Y. & Rogers, F. J. (in press). Spirituality and health care. In Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications and Research. 4th ed. Seffinger MA, Ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.