Professional Bio

Education

  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Research, Evaluation and Policy Psychology, University of Colorado and Health Sciences Center
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Denver
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Chicago, Magna cum Laude
  • B.A., Psychology, emphasis in Leadership, William Jewell College, Magna cum Laude

Joanna has taught at Regis in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy since 2007 and worked in a residency led integrated health clinic during that time. She has a passion for training providers and mental health clinicians to collaborate in order to best treat the physical, mental, spiritual, and relational health of all people. She believes that all aspects of health can be acknowledged in a dynamic way in the healthcare setting. This integration can have a positive and powerful impact on the lives of patients. In the role of a faculty member in the DCFT, Joanna teaches students who treat from a biopsychosocial, systemic, and strengths-based perspective. As a Regis Neighborhood Health Founder, she aspires to train clinicians in this model, increase access to behavioral health services, and provide high quality, evidenced-based mental health services to individuals and families in our Regis neighborhood.  Joanna is inspired by the spirit of the community.  

She values the wisdom of the the Counseling and Family Therapy faculty and the interdisciplinary Founders Group. She believes that Jesuit values inspire excellent education, training, and health services.  

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Certifications & Expertise

Practice Licensure

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LP), State of Colorado

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)  
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Gender issues in romantic relationships
Relationship satisfaction
Medical education
Integrated healthcare
Supervision
Health behavior change
Counselor education

Recent Publications

Cates, J., Christensen, T., Beres, S., Stratton, J., Lonneman-Doroff, T., & Reynolds, J. (2013).     Engaging children in family therapy: Using play RESPECTFULly. Family Therapy: The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Newsletter, May/June.

Recent Presentations

Falardeau A, Buck K, Brown LS, Stratton JS. Changing Your Status to "It's Complicated": A Family Medicine Residents' Curriculum for Partnering with Complex Patients to Improve Care and Decrease Cost. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference. Orlando, FL:  Platform.  April 25-29, 2015.
        
Stratton JS, Huntington J. The evolving role of social media when processing bad news, loss or grieving: The Facebook Factor. Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO: Poster. April 10, 2015Stratton, J.S. & Buck. Couples Counseling in Primary Care. (March 2015). Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Falardeau, A.,  Buck, K., Brown Levey, S., & Stratton, J.S. (March 2015). Changing Your Status to "It's Complicated": A Family Medicine Residents' Curriculum for Partnering with Complex Patients to Improve Care and Decrease Cost. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Brown, Levey, S., Hubley, S., Buck, K., Seymour, D. Stratton, J. S., Taylor, D., Weiner, A. (January, 2015). Mirror, mirror on the wall. Does your practice do it all? Association of Psychologist in Academic Health Centers. Accepted. Atlanta, GA.

Brown L, Hubley S, Buck S, Seymour K, Stratton JS, Taylor D, Weiner A. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Does your practice do it all? Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers.  Atlanta, GA:  Poster.  October, 2014.

Stratton, J.S., DeBell, C., Cates, J., Huntington, J. Sablatura, P. (October, 2014) Uh oh!  Missed opportunities, do-overs, and lessons learned in counselor supervision. Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Jackson Hole, WY.

Buck K, Stratton JS, Bartkus R. The Magic of Co-consultation: The Synergy of Behavioral Health Providers and Physicians Working Together. The 35th Forum for Behavioral Health in Family Medicine. Chicago, IL: Platform. September, 2014.

Stratton, J. & Cuccia, J. (March 8, 2014) The phenomenon of idiopathic pain: A mindbody illustration and the essential role of the counselor in treating pain.  The Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference, Creating Community through Social Justice: Unlocking Invisible Fences.  Denver, CO. 

Brown Levey, S., Green, L., Stratton, J.S., Cifuentes, M., Seymour, D. (2013). Improving Integration: Making Better Use of Behavioral Health Provider Skills. Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's 15th Annual Conference.

Cates, J., Christensen, T., Beres, S., Stratton, J.S., & Reynolds, J. (2013). Engaging children in family therapy: Using play RESPECTFULly. AAMFT National Conference. Portland, OR.

Stratton, J. S. & Seymour, D. (2012). Engaging residents in the PCMH curriculum: One unified goal. The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Stratton, J. S. & Huntington, J.  (2012). Training Counseling in Mind Body Health. ASERVIC Conference on Spirituality and Counseling. Sante Fe, NM.

Seymour, D., Stratton, J. S., Taylor, G., Mami, C. (2011). Teaching and Measuring Health Behavior Change Curriculum. The Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine. Chicago, IL.

Stratton, J. S. & Medina, S. (2010). The Recipe for Successful Couple’s Counseling: Does Compromise or Individuation Help Cook up the Best Relationship? Colorado Counseling Association. Denver, CO.

Seymour, D., & Stratton, J. S. (2010). Countertransference in the Doctor Patient Relationship. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Vancouver, B.C.

Seymour, D., Stratton, J. S., & Clampitt, D. (2009). Lights, Camera, Action (or Contemplation): Facilitating Health Behavior Change Conversations in Family Medicine Residents. Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Denver, CO.

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Awards & Recognition

  • U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) Grant, 2008-2014
    • Helped write and secure two separate multi-million dollar grants given over eight years to address the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in a high risk urban community
    • Provide mental and physical health services to patients and training to University of Colorado Denver family medicine residents and deliver these services in health clinics and hospitals

 

Community Involvement & Service

Service to University

  • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member
  • Interprofessional Education Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions