Child and adolescent mental health as it pertains to the neurobiology of human interaction and attachment
2012-present Ph.D. Candidate in Nursing/Health Promotion University of Massachusetts Lowell
1997-2000 Master Degree in Psychiatric Nursing Rivier College
1993-1995 Bachelor of Science in Psychology Lesley University
1991-1992 Associate Degree in Nursing NH Technical College
1976-1977 Diploma in Practical Nursing NH Technical College
Professor Patch is an ANCC board certified as an adult and child/adolescent psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist. As an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, she has worked with both populations for thirteen years, providing psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic intervention. Professor Patch has provided psychotropic medication management and individual, group and family therapy in private practice and in a therapeutic boarding school practice setting. She has provided family therapy in family homes and with adolescent patients in a psychiatric hospital setting. Professor Patch has also been a registered nurse since 1992.