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Colleen Cordes

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Assoc Dean + Clinical Professor (FSC)
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9020
Biography: 

Colleen Clemency Cordes is the Associate Dean of Non-tenure Eligible Faculty in the College of Health Solutions (CHS) and a clinical professor. In her role as Associate Dean, she leads initiatives to support the success and development of almost 100 interprofessional clinical and lecturer faculty across CHS. She is a licensed psychologist, and her clinical background and training has almost exclusively been in integrated settings, having worked in primary care settings at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ, the VA Hospital in Long Beach, CA, the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA, and HonorHealth's Neighborhood Outreach and Access to Health (NOAH) clinics. She received a Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completed didactic training programs in biofeedback and clinical hypnosis from the Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). Her research interests focus on primary care behavioral health and workforce development for integrated primary care.

Clemency Cordes is also a proud Sun Devil, having graduated from the counseling psychology program at Arizona State University in 2009.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University 2009. APA-Accredited Program
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, Arizona State University 2005
  • B.S. Communication (dual majors: Theatre and Psychology), with Honors, Northwestern University 2004
Research Interests: 

Integrated primary care behavioral health (PCBH), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), sexual health, chronic pain

Publications: 

Select Peer Reviewed Publications:

Lindsey, A., Janich, N., Macchi, C.R., & Clemency Cordes, C., Mendoza, N., Heath-Martinez, C (2021). Developing interdisciplinary additions training programs for higher education settings. Families, Systems, and Health, 39,  212-223

Mona, L. R., Cameron, R. P., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2017). Disability culturally competent sexual healthcare. American Psychologist, 72, 1000-1010. Impact factor: 5.454.

Serrano, N., Clemency Cordes, C., Daub, S., & Cubic, B. (2017). Training and workforce development needs for behavioral health providers working in a Primary Care Behavioral Health model of service delivery. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. ePub ahead of print. Impact Factor: 1.085

Clemency, B., Basior, J. M., Lindsrom, H. A., Clemency Cordes, C., & Waldrop, D. P. (2017). The realities of operationalizing MOLST forms in emergency situations. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, 182-184. Impact Factor: 6.616

Clemency, B., Clemency Cordes, C., Lindstrom, H. A., Basior, J. M., & Waldrop, D. P. (2017). Decisions by default: Incomplete and contradictory POLST in emergency care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18, 35-39. Impact Factor: 6.616

Waldrop, D. P., Clemency, B., & Lindstrom, H. A. Clemency Cordes, C. (2015). We are strangers walking into their life-changing event: How prehospital providers manage emergency calls at the end of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 50, 328-334. Impact Factor: 2.649

Dahl-Popolizio, S., Loman, J., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2014). Comparing outcomes of Kinect video game-based occupational/physical therapy versus usual care. Games for Health Journal, 3(3), 157-161. Impact Factor: 1.321

Cameron, R. P., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Clemency Cordes, C., Fraley, S. S., Chen, S. S., Klein, L. S., Welsh, E., Smith, K., & Lemos, L. (2011). Sexuality among Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 289-301. Impact Factor: 1.539

Clemency, C. E., & Dixon Rayle, A. (2006). Hitting closer to home: A multiple family prevention group for adolescent disordered eating. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 31, 219-245. Impact factor: 0.63

Book Chapters:

Clemency Cordes, C., & Borst, C. (in press). The role of family-centered integrated behavioral healthcare in promoting sexual wellbeing for women with disabilities. In R. Shuttleworth and L. Mona (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Disability. Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2018). Workforce development: Identifying continuing education needs and programs for integrated behavioral health training. In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Clemency Cordes, C., Reiter, J., & Manson, L. (2018). Integrated behavioral health care models. In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Macchi, C. R. & Clemency Cordes, C. (2018). Graduate internship training of integrated behavioral health in primary care (IBHPC). In C. R. Macchi and R. Kessler (Eds). Training in integrated care: Skills for the new healthcare. New York, NY: Springer.

Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., Eisen, E., Coble-Temple, A., & Mona, L. R. (2017). Leveraging integrated behavioral health services to promote behavioral health among women with disabilities. In L. M Ruglass and K. Kendall-Tackett (Eds.), Women’s mental health across the lifespan: Challenges, vulnerabilities, and strengths (pp. 119-140). New York, NY: Routledge

Clemency Cordes, C., Saxon, L. C., & Mona, L. R. (2016). Women Veterans with Disabilities: An Integrated Care Perspective. In S. Miles-Cohen & C. Signore (Eds.), Eliminating inequities for women with disabilities: An agenda for health and wellness (pp. 227-242). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Coble-Temple, A. (2016).  Perspectives on Disability within Integrated Healthcare. In L. Suzuki, M. Casas, C. Alexander, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (4th Ed.; pp. 401-410). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Syme, M. L., Clemency Cordes, C., Cameron, R. P., & Mona, L. R. (2015). Sexual health and well-being in the context of aging. In P.A. Litchtenberg & B. T. Mast (Eds.), APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., Clemency Cordes, C., Fraley, S. S., Baggett, L. R….Roma, V. G. (2013). Sexuality and disability: A disability-affirmative approach to sex therapy. In Y. M. Binik & K. Hall (Eds.), Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy (5th Ed.).

Clemency Cordes, C., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., & Smith, K. (2013). Sexuality and sexual health among women with physical disabilities. In D. Castaneda (Ed), An essential handbook of women’s sexuality: Diversity, health, and violence introduction (Vol. 2, pp. 71-92). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Mona, L.R., Syme, M.L., Goldwaser, G., Cameron, R.P., Chen, S., Clemency, C., Fraley, S., Wirick, D., & Lemos, L. (2011). Sexual health in older adults: Conceptualization and Treatment. In K. Sorocco & S. Lauderdale (Eds.), Implementing CBT for older adults: Innovations across care settings (pp. 263-287). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Mona, L. R., Goldwaser, G., Syme, M. L., Cameron, R. P., Clemency, C., Miller, A. R., Lemos, L., & Ballan, M. S. (2010). Assessment and Conceptualization of Sexuality among Older Adults. In P. A. Lichtenberg’s, Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology (pp. 331-356). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Publishers.

Newsletters and Blogs:

Bishop, T., Polaha, J., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2016, March 24). On becoming transformational: The state of interprofessional education and its future [Web log post]. Retrieved from: http://www.cfha.net/blogpost/689173/242596/On-Becoming-Transformational-The-State-of-Interprofessional-Education-and-Its-Future

McLeod, A. & Clemency Cordes, C. (2011). 8 Do’s and Don’ts of Mental Health. Advance for NPs and PAs,2(6), 35-36.

Clemency, C. E. (2007). A multiple family psychoeducational prevention group for adolescent disordered eating. The Group Psychologist, 17, 12-13.

Research Activity: 

Family Psychoeducational Training: Engaging Members and Families/Supports as Partners in Healthcare (FPE). Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (2017). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $125,000.

Integrated Due Disorder Treatment (IDDT). Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (2017). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $125,000.

Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Comorbid Behavioral and Medical Problems. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, PCS-1409-24372. (2016-2021). Curriculum Developer (.10FTE). $407,469.

Arizona State University SBIRT Training & Implementation Collaborative (ASU-STIC). Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, RFA TI-15-001 (2015-2018). Co-Principal Investigator (.10FTE), $945,000.

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 598Special Topics
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 598Special Topics
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 598Special Topics
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 610Behav & Psych Assess Prim Care
IBC 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IBC 595Continuing Registration
IBC 690Reading and Conference
IBC 793Applied Project
Presentations: 

Clemency Cordes, C. (2018, August). Examining the ethical challenges of opioid use and abuse facing clinicians and patients in the state of Arizona. Invited panelist, Ethics in the Pines: AZ Bioethics Network, Flagstaff, AZ.

Macchi, C. R., & Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, October). Utilizing web-based patient simulations to advance clinical skills mastery. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Collaborative Family Helathcare Association, Houston, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, August). Family Psychoeducation and Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment. Invited presentation, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Connections Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2017, July). Behavioral management of chronic pain in primary care. Invited presentation, Gila River Healthcare, Sacaton, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C., Syme, M. L., Mendoza, A., Ortigo, K., & Cameron, R. P. (2016, August). Sexuality and Diverse Identities, Culturally Competent Sexual Health Assessment, and Intervention. Symposia conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2016, August). Improving Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities – Integrating Care from the Margins to the Center. Symposia conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Denver, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C., O’Donnell, R. O., & **Olugbala, F. (2013, September). Assessment and treatment of postpartum depression. Training conducted for the Fengtai Medical Association. Beijing, China.

Clemency Cordes, C., Ellis, Wendy (2013, October). Disrupting the Status Quo: Dismantling the Silos in Integrated Training. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Broomfield, CO.

Clemency Cordes, C. Coble-Temple, A., Mona, L. R., & Syme, M. (2013, August). Promoting sexual health for women with disabilities. Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Clemency Cordes, C. & Macchi, C.R. (2013, July).  Integrated behavioral health interventions for depression and anxiety: Return on investment in the Accountable Care Organization. Workshop presentation at the Summer Institute of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Sedona, Arizona.

Clemency Cordes, C. & Macchi, C.R. (2013, July).  The practice and teaching of mindfulness. Workshop presentation at the Summer Institute of the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, Sedona, Arizona.

Clemency, Cordes, C., & Ellis, W. E. (2013, July). Dismantling silos of care: Implementation of an integrated care practice. Paper presented at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2013, January). Sexuality in later life: A sex-positive approach. Paper presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summer, Houston, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, October). Multidisciplinary approaches to managing chronic pain in primary care. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Austin, TX.

Rosen, D., Clemency Cordes, C., & Rusuloj, G. (2012, October). Rationale for Integrating Behavioral Care Providers into Community Pharmacies to Collaboratively Deliver Medication Adherence Counseling to HIV Patients. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Austin, TX.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, September). The role of addictions professionals in integrated behavioral healthcare. Poster presented at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, Orlando, FL.

Clemency Cordes, C., Mona, L. R., Coble-Temple, A., & Smith, K. (2012, August). Promoting sexual health for women with spinal cord injuries and MS. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Paralyzed Veterans of America, Las Vegas, NV.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, July). Behavioral health management of pain disorders in primary care. Workshop conducted at the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy Summer Institute, Sedona, AZ.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, May). Training health professionals in integrated behavioral healthcare. Paper presented at the Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, April). Addressing barriers to integration: Successful reimbursement strategies for behavioral health providers in primary care. iTraining conducted for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, April). Managing high utilizers of medical services. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Chicago, IL.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Training mental health professionals in integrated care. Paper presented at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Outcome-informed behavioral health treatment in primary care. Paper presented at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2012, February). Behavioral health management of pain disorders in primary care. Workshop conducted at the World Psychiatric Association Thematic Conference, Granada, Spain.

Clemency Cordes, C. & O’Donnell, R. (2011, October). The real-world state of primary care integration: Findings from Arizona. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. & O’Donnell, R. (2011, October). Reimbursement of behavioral health interventions in primary care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. & O’Donnell, R. (2011, October). Outcomes that matter in collaborative care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Clemency Cordes, C. (2011, October). Conceptualizing sexual health: A new approach. In Promoting Sexual Health for Women with Disabilities. Symposia conducted at the Inequity to Equality: Promoting health and wellness for women with disabilities conference, Washington, DC.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, May). Promoting sexual wellness in older adults. Invited speaker, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, March). Understanding sexual functioning in older adults. Invited Speaker, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. Bedford, MA.

Clemency, C. E. (2010, January). Chronic pain in primary care. Invited speaker, Doctorate in Behavioral Health Spring Intensive Seminar. Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Creager, W., Clemency, C.E., Klump, M., Ngo, T., & Henze, K. (2009, November). Impact of peer support groups on Veterans’ weight loss and maintenance. Poster presented at the meeting of the Northeast VISNs: Effective and Efficient Practice in Primary Care, Albany, NY.

Clemency, C. E. (2009, May). Behavioral foundations for disordered eating among performers. In Recent Research on Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity. Symposia conducted at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ.

Clemency, C. E. (2009, April). Neurocognitive sequelae of cancer treatments. Invited speaker, VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Long Beach, CA.

Clemency, C. E. (2008, May) Finding your way in the medical setting. Invited speaker, Health and Wellness (CPY 691), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Clemency, C. E. (2007, June). Cognitive behavioral treatment and techniques for family practitioners. Invited speaker, Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Family Practice Center, Phoenix AZ.

Clemency, C. E., & Dixon Rayle, A. (2006, August). A multiple family prevention group model for adolescent disordered eating. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Clemency, C. E. & Robinson Kurpius, S. (2006, August) Bodies on display: Self-objectification, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating among dance and theatre women. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Honors / Awards: 

College of Health Solutions, Commitment Award - Faculty (2016)

Nominated, ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2014)