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Yadi Fernandez Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA

Yadi Fernandez Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA

Professor and Chair 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

    2022 - present Professor and Chair Behavioral Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology
    COMP and COMP Northwest
    FOM8 Co-Block Lead Neuropsychiatry
    FOM2 Discipline Lead Behavioral Sciences Preclinical Years

    2018 - 2022 Associate Professor and Chair Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
    COMP and COMP Northwest
    Co-Block Lead Neuropsychiatry
    FOM2 Discipline Lead Behavioral Sciences Preclinical Years

    2015 - 2018 Course Director, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

    2013 - Present 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

    Prior Career UCLA Department of Anesthesiology
    Harbor-UCLA - Anesthesia
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
    VA Wadsworth
    Adult & Pediatric administration General and Regional Anesthesia

    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
    • Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific by Student Proclamation in Special Recognition for Extraordinary Service Towards Student Achievement, 2019-2020
    • 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
    • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
    • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
      *Virtual Training Status (VTO Membership) – medical education
    • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
    • 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.