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Yadi Fernandez Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA,

Yadi Fernandez Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA,

Chair and Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

yfernandezsweeny@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

  • Research Interest
    • Mental Health and Well Being 
    • Mind Body Medicine
    • Leadership - Gender Equality 
    • Pre and post op anxiety 
  • 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

  • Publications

    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.