VITAE Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS New Jersey Licensed Psychologist # 3547 Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist #154 43 Spring Street Princeton, New Jersey 08542 609-430-9150 EDUCATION UMDNJ-School of Public Health, Tobacco Dependence Program New Brunswick, NJ Tobacco Treatment Specialist, 2001 Rutgers University Piscataway, New Jersey Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 1994 Princeton University Princeton, NJ B.A. major in psychology, 1989 Graduated Cum Laude PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Psychological Association New Jersey Psychological Association Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) EMPLOYMENT Somerset Medical Center Steeplechase Cancer Center Somerville, New Jersey Full time, 7/05-Current (.5FTE 3/02-6/05), On Medical and Dental Staff since 1998 Program Manager, Tobacco Quitcenter In conjunction with the CTCP, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, implement and administer the grant for one of the 7 New Jersey Tobacco Quitcenters. The Quitcenter is an outpatient clinic, which has treated over 1,600 tobacco dependent patients, which provides state of the art tobacco dependence counseling. Responsibilities include administering and running all aspects of the program including grant writing, monitoring patient demographic data through a data base system, evaluating the program Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-2(including six (6) month follow-ups), completion of quarterly/yearly expenditure reports. Conduct individual/group counseling on site, at the clinic, and in community settings (e.g., health departments, businesses). Also, responsible for performing and coordinating community-marketing aspects of the program. Responsible for working with hospital billing department to ensure adequate insurance billing. Conducting clinical supervision of all Quitcenter staff members. Represented NJ at the Statewide Tobacco Cessation Leadership Conference at the CDC sponsored by the Pacific Center on Health and Tobacco/Centers for Disease Control in 2/05. Review Panel Member (8/03, 6/05) for the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (Minneapolis, Minnesota) for reviewing hospital grants to become face-to-face tobacco treatment centers (QUITPLAN Centers). Review Panel Member for the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation - Tobacco Cessation Centers Project for reviewing grants to become face-to-face treatment centers. Chair of the Review Panel (4/08) for the Clearway Minnesota for reviewing hospital grants to become face-to-face tobacco treatment centers. 2/08-Current participating as a Member for the ATTUD Ad Hoc Credentialing Exploration Committee – which is working on developing recommendations for the possibility of a national examination for tobacco treatment specialists and exploring the feasibility of a national tobacco treatment specialist credential. In 5/08-6/08 Tobacco Cessation Consultation – assisted GlaxoSmithKline in focus group development and cognitive-behavioral web based interventions to help tobacco dependence smokers quit. In 11/08, assisted Somerset Medical Center in developing and implementing an electronic medical record Tobacco Use Intervention Protocol for medical inpatients who are tobacco dependent. 11/97-3/02, FTE; .5FTE from 3/02-6/05 Chief of the Section of Psychology. In conjunction with the Medical Director, admitted and discharged children, adolescents, and adults into the Outpatient Program. Provided psychological testing, initial evaluation, case management, crisis intervention, referral, and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Provided psychotherapy research involving outcomes assessment of patient progress in treatment. Providing clinical supervision to Specialized Treatment of Addiction Recovery (STAR) clinicians, psychology graduate students, and other clinicians (LSW and LCSWs) at the Outpatient Services. Provided community outreach and topical workshop presentations to businesses, schools, churches, day care centers, and cable tv (Patriot Media) in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Middlesex Counties on a range of health care and mental health care topics. Lead a Stress Management Support Group for patients with cardiac disease. A member of the Medical and Dental Staff at the Hospital since 1997. Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-3Private Practice Somerset, New Jersey. Princeton, New Jersey Psychotherapy Practice 1995 – Present Providing individual, couples, family therapy. Conducted psycho diagnostic testing to adolescents and adults until 2003. EMPLOYMENT (cont.) Research Consultation 1998 – 2002; 2005-current Providing research consultation to Rutgers University Center for Alcohol Studies staff on four NIAAA behavioral marital treatment outcome studies for alcohol/drug dependent patients. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. University Behavioral Health Care. Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services. Piscataway, New Jersey. 1994 – 1997 – Mental Health Clinician III Provided individual, group, family therapy, discharge planning, and psychodiagnostic testing to children and adolescents in an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting. Provided clinical supervision for psychology interns, social work interns, and psychiatric residents. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Community Mental Health Center. Adolescent Day Treatment Program. 09/94 – 09/95 – Mental Health Clinician III Conducted individual, group, family therapy, intake evaluations, and psychodiagnostic testing with adolescents in a long-term (six to twelve month) day school treatment program. Clinical Internship University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Department of Psychiatry. Community Mental Health Center. Piscataway, New Jersey. Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-41993 – 1994 Psychology Intern Provided a range of psychotherapeutic and psychodiagnostic interventions with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups in inpatient and outpatient settings at an APA Accredited full-time doctoral internship program. SUPERVISED EMPLOYMENT/PRACTICUM EXPERIENCES Bonnie Brea Residential Treatment Center, Millington, New Jersey 1993 – Clinician Provided intensive therapeutic interventions with a 16-year-old resident. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Department of Psychiatry. Piscataway. New Jersey 1991 – 1993 - Clinician Conducted stress management interventions (i.e., progressive muscle relaxation, thermal biofeedback and cognitive therapy) to patients with mild hypertension as part of an NIH funded treatment outcome study comparing pharmacological vs. nonpharmacological interventions. Conducted group stress reduction/cognitive therapy interventions to patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Rutgers Eating Disorders Clinic. Center or Applied Psychology. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. New Brunswick, New Jersey 1991–1993-Clinician Performed intake evaluations of clients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Conducted cognitive-behavior therapy for clients with bulimia nervosa. Rutgers Psychological Clinic. Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psycholgoy. Piscataway, New Jersey 1989 – 1993 – Clinician Provided family therapy and short and long-term individual (cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic) psychotherapy to adult clients. Conducted diagnostic cognitive assessments of children. Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment – Couples Clinic. Division of Clinical Services, Center of Alcohol Studies. Piscataway, New Jersey Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-51991 – 1992 – Clinician Conducted couples therapy (i.e., cognitive-behavioral, AA, and relapse prevention focused) for alcohol dependent men and their spouses for an NIAAA funded research program. Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment. Division of Clinical Services, Center of Alcohol Studies. St. Peter’s Medical Center. New Brunswick, New Jersey 1990 – 1991 – Clinician Performed intake evaluations and individual psychotherapy with outpatient psychoactive substance abusers. Conducted diagnostic, screening, and consultation services for medical inpatients with concomitant psychoactive substance abuse/dependence. Center for Applied Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. New Brunswick, New Jersey 1990 – 1991 – Examiner for guardianship evaluations Performed psychological evaluations and record reviews for the Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled clients to render judgments regarding client’s cognitive and adaptive levels of competency and appropriateness for guardianship services. Foster Care Counseling Project. Center for applied Psychology, Graduate School and Applied and Professional Psychology. New Brunswick, New Jersey 1989 – 1991 – Clinician Performed individual short-term psychotherapy with foster children and adolescents, family therapy parent skills training for foster and biological parents in contingency management, school consultation, and consultation with the Division of Youth and Family Services caseworkers. Carrier Foundation, Belle Mead, New Jersey. School year, part-time; summers, full-time. 1987 – 1990 Nursing Assistant/Orderly Counseled and supervised psychiatric inpatients (adolescents and adults) on open and locked units of a private psychiatric hospital. Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-6Research Experience University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Department of Psychiatry. Piscataway, New Jersey 1994 Doctoral Dissertation. Predicting Response to Stress Management Treatment in Patients with Mild High Blood Pressure. 1990 – 1993 – Research Assistant Developed Stress management treatment protocols for patients with mild hypertension and left ventricular dysfunction. Administered structured diagnostic interviews (i.e., the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule-Revised) and quality of life assessments to patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Program for Addictions Consultation and Treatment Couples Clinic. Piscataway, New Jersey 1991 – 1992 Conducted reliability and manipulation checks by coding audiotapes for treatment fidelity in a research project on couples treatment for alcohol dependent men. PsyCor, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1990 – Research Interviewer Conducted Interviews with attorneys for the New Jersey State Bar Association regarding the lawyers’ perceptions of “Quality of Life”. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. 1988 – 1989 – Senior Department Thesis. Empirical study entitled: Electroconvulsive Therapy: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Media Influence. 1988 – Junior Independent Research Project. Electroconvulsive Therapy; Biological, Ethical, and Psychological Factors 1987 – Junior Independent Research Project. Anorexia Nervosa: A Multifaceted Overview. Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-7TEACHING POSITIONS Department of Psychology Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey 1991 – Lecturer Instructor for Psychology 201: Introduction to Personality. Lectured and lead class discussions for fifty undergraduate students in psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, phenomenological, trait, behavioral, feminist, and social cognition theories of human personality. PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Jolicoeur, D., Wolff, F., Dauer, J., Houston, T., Kotsen, C., Payne, T., Southard, C., Stevens, S., Wassum, K. (June, 2009). Summary Report on Survey: The Value of a Standardized Written Examination for Tobacco Treatment Specialists. Poster presentation. National Conference on Tobacco and Health, Phoenix, Arizona. Kotsen, C (January, 2009). Update on Treating Tobacco Dependence. Lung Cancer Institute Meeting at the Steeplechase Cancer Center. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Kotsen, C & Foulds, J. (October, 2008). Update on Treating Tobacco Dependence. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Kotsen, C. (April, 2007). Update on Evidence Based Tobacco Cessation Treatment. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Kotsen, C. (July, 2005). Mind over Heart: Cardiac Psychology. SAIL Program, Somerset Medical Center. Somerville, NJ. Repetto, P. & Kotsen, C. (Winter, 2005). Medicare to Cover Tobacco Treatment Counseling Services for Seniors. The Nicotine Challenger. Vol 12 (1), UMDNJ-School of Public Health, Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program, New Brunswick, NJ. Kotsen, C. (February, 2005). Tobacco Dependence Treatment. Respiratory Care Update. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Steinberg, M. & Kotsen, C. (December, 2004). You Can Quit Smoking. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ. Chris Kotsen, PsyD, CTTS Page-8PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (Cont.) Steinberg, M. & Kotsen, C. (June 2002). Treating Tobacco Dependence. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, New Jersey. Kotsen, C.S. & Rosato, M.G. (July, 1997). The Dually Diagnosed Adolescent: Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders and Comorbid Psychopathology. Institute for Chemical Dependency. Addiction Recovery Services. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – University Behavioral Healthcare. Kotsen, C, Rosato, M (August, 1996). Dual Diagnosis: Adolescent Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders and Co morbid Psychopathology, Institute for Chemical Dependency. Addiction Recovery Services. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – University of Behavioral Healthcare. Kotsen, C.S. (February, 1996) Gender Role Socialization Theory and Self-Psychology in the Treatment of a Twelve Year Old Boy. Clinical in-Service Case Conference. UNDNJ – University Behavioral HealthCare. Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services. Piscataway, New Jersey Andronico, M.P., Connelly, P., Kotsen, C. (Winter, 1996). An Informal Study of Male Psychology Graduate Students. The American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity Bulletin, 1 (1), 8. Washington, DC. Kotsen, CS., Rosen, R.C., & Kostis, J.B., (April, 1994). Adverse Side Effects of Relaxation Training in Cardiovascular Patients. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Fifteenth Anniversary Meeting, 16 (Supplement). Boston, Massachusetts. Rosen, R.C., Kostis, J.B., Taylor, J.; Kotsen, C., Cosgrove, N.M., Wilson, A.C. (April 1994). Multimodal Nondrug Therapy for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Proceedings of the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s fifteenth Anniversary Meeting, 16 (supplement) Boston, Massachusetts. Kotsen, C. (October, 1990). Case Presentation: Psychodynamic and CognitiveBehavioral Strategies in Treating and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disordered Foster Child. Current Trends in Foster Care Workshop. Center for Applied Psychology. New Brunswick, New Jersey. Kotsen, C. (June, 1989). Electroconvulsive Therapy. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Media Influence. Senior Colloquium Day. Princeton University, New Jersey.