Nursing-Grad Instruction

Margherite Matteis

Associate Professor

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Education

PhD Advanced Nursing Science and Theory Development, New York University, 1986

MS Psychiatric Nursing, Rutgers University, 1977

BS Cum Laude Nursing, Lehman College, 1975

Experience

Dr. Matteis is an Associate Professor, at Regis College, School of Nursing and Health Professions. She is the Psychiatric Nursing Course Coordinator in the pre-licensure program. She has taught the following nursing courses: evidenced based nursing, family systems theory, nursing theory, doctoral thesis seminar, and culture and health perspectives. She has over 30 years of experience in education and advanced clinical practice in psychiatric nursing and is an ANA certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, has published on family theory, psychiatric mental nursing, depression and cancer, psychopharmacology, and thanatology. Dr. Matteis has practiced family therapy for over 20 years.

In addition to Regis, Dr. Matteis has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Curry College, Boston College School of Nursing, Mercy College Department of Nursing, and the Center for Family Learning, a renowned family therapy institute. She also has experience as a Psychotherapist/Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Charles River Hospital in Wellesley, MA, the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, Dana Psychiatric Clinic at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, and at the Center for Family Learning in Westchester County, NY, and in private practice.

She has conducted research on family theory and adolescence substance abuse and thanatology. In addition, Dr. Matteis and Dr. Joanne Dalton, Associate Professor, Regis College, completed a pilot study of family support and diabetes self-care activities in older adults. They are currently working on further development of their research.

Awards/Honors

Excellence in Nursing Education, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Alpha Chapter, 1999

Listed in Who’s Who in American Nursing

American Nurses’ Association Certification for Excellence as a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing

Excellence in Nursing Award, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Bronx, NY, 1985

Member of Sigma Theta Tau - International Honor Society in Nursing

Publications and Presentations

Matteis, Margherite and Joanne Dalton. “Support and Diabetes Self Activities in Older Adults: A Family Affair.” Poster presented at the 26th Annual American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 7-10, 2012.

Matteis, Margherite and Joanne Dalton. “Addressing the Needs of Psychiatric Clinical Nursing Faculty: It Takes More than a Village.” Poster presented at the International Society of Psychiatric Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012.

Matteis, Margherite and Joanne Dalton. “Addressing the Needs of Psychiatric Clinical Nursing Faculty: It Takes More Than a Village.” Poster presented at the 24th Annual American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, October 7-10, 2010.

Matteis, Margherite. “Taking it to a Higher Dimension: Utilizing Web Based Learning to Connect Family Systems Theory to Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice.” Poster presented at the 23rd Annual American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Conference, Charleston, SC October 7-10, 2009.

Matteis, Margherite. “Grants Research and Writing: A Key to Enhancing Research in Academia and Health Care.” Poster presented at Regis College, Weston, MA, 2009.

Matteis, Margherite. “Taking it to a Higher Dimension: Utilizing Web Based Learning to Connect Family Systems Theory to Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Practice.” Poster board and electronic poster presented at the 26th Annual International Nursing Computer & Technology Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2008.

Matteis, Margherite. “Psychiatric Nursing.” Presentation at the MaSNA Spring Convention, Make Nursing Your Avenue”, Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Hospital, 2006.

Jordan, John R., John Baker, Margherite Matteis, Saul Rosenthal, and Eugenia S. Ware. "The Grief Evaluation Measure (GEM): An Initial Validation Study." Death Studies 29, no. 4 (2005): 301-332.

Jordan, John R., John Baker, Margherite Matteis, Saul Rosenthal, and Eugenia S. Ware. “The Grief Evaluation Measure: An Initial Validation Study.” The Family Loss Project. Paper Presented at the 24th Annual ADEC Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2002.

Lovejoy, N.C., D. Tabor, M. Matteis, and P. Lillis. "Cancer-Related Depression: Part I--Neurologic Alterations and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy." Oncology Nursing Forum 27, no. 4 (2000): 667- 678.

Matteis, Margherite., and John R. Jordan. “The Family Loss Project/Network: A Program to Help the Bereaved.” Poster presented at the Health Care Policy for the Urban Community: Nursing’s Strategic Role. Sponsored by College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Boston & Theta Alpha Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Cambridge, MA. 1999.

Matteis, Margherite. “How Effective Are We? Evaluation in Family Therapy.” The Extended Family, (Winter, 1999): p.3.

Matteis, Margherite. “Promoting Aging with Grace: A Systemic Approach.” The Extended Family, (Fall, 1998): p. 3.

Matteis, Margherite. “Helping Hurting Families: Understanding and Counseling Families with AIDS-Related Losses.” The Extended Family, (Spring 1997): 3-4.

Matteis, Margherite. “Change in Psychotherapy: Frustrations and Opportunities for Growth.” The Extended Family, (Fall, 1997): p. 4.

Matteis, Margherite. “Individual and Family Systems Factors Affecting Grieving in the Young Widowed: An Integrative Literature Review.” Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society in conjunction with The Washington, DC 19th Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, 1997.

Matteis, Margherite. “Individual and Family Systems Factors Affecting Grieving in the Young Widowed: An Integrative Literature Review.” Presented at the Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Alpha Chapter, Boston, MA, 1997.

Jordan, John R., and Margherite Matteis. “Understanding Grief and Loss. Guidelines for the Health Care Professional.” Audiotape series, PESI: Professional Educational, 1997.

Jordan, John R., and Margherite Matteis. “Introduction to Grief and Loss for the Health Care Provider.” Presentation at The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Continuing Education Program, Boston, MA, 1999.

Matteis, Margherite. “Dual Diagnosis”. Paper Presented to Deaconess Hospital, Psychiatric Nursing Staff, Boston, MA, 1996.

Matteis, Margherite. “The Power of Stories in Clinical Practice.” The Extended Family, (Spring 1996): 3.

Lovejoy, N. C., and Margherite Matteis. “Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions to Manage Depression in Patients with Cancer: Research and Theoretical Initiatives. Cancer Nursing, 20, no. 3 (1997): 155-167.

Lovejoy, N. C., and Margherite Matteis. “Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Mood Altering Drugs in Patients with Cancer.” Cancer Nursing, 19, no. 6 (1996): 407-418.

Chabot, D., and Margherite Matteis. “Parental Operating Styles: The Adolescent’s Perspective.” Paper Presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association 73rd Annual Meeting: Building Strengths in an Era of Uncertainty, Boston, MA, 1996.

Matteis, Margherite. “The Struggle to Expand a Family.” The Extended Family, (Winter 1996): 4-5.

Matteis, Margherite. “Why Do Some Families Cope Better Than Others?” The Extended Family, (Fall 1995): 7.

Matteis, Margherite. “Death of a Spouse in Young Families: Counseling the Grieving Husband/Father.” Paper Presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association 72nd Annual Meeting: Redefining Mental Health Practices for the 90’s. Chicago, IL, 1995.

Matteis, Margherite., and Chabot, D.R. “Death and Illness of a Family Member: Therapeutic Work with the Healthy Child.” Presentation at the American Orthopsychiatric Association 71st Annual Meeting: Healing Our Systems of Care, Washington, DC, 1994.

Matteis, Margherite. “Family Loss and the Development of Adolescent School Phobia.” The Family: Compendium III, the Best of the Family 1984-1992, by Eileen G. Pendagast, 247-250. Rye Brook, NY: The Center for Family Learning, 1992,

Chabot, D. R., Neuman, C., Matteis, M., Nolan, T., & Procidano, M. “Job Loss: Fallout in the Family.” Presentation at the American Orthopsychiatric Association 69th Annual Meeting, Work, Family, and Mental Health, New York, NY, 1992.

Matteis, Margherite, Chabot, D. R., Nolan, T. J., & Neuman, C. “Family Systems Practice with Adolescent Substance Abusers.” Paper Presentation at Professional Education Series. Arms Acres, Carmel, NY, 1992.

Chabot, D. R., and Margherite Matteis. “Families Facing Death and Serious Illness.” Contemporary Families: A Handbook for School Professionals by Mary Procidano and Celia B. Fisher, 159-178. New York: Teachers College, 1992.

Chabot, D. R., and Margherite Matteis. “Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Systemic Intergenerational Approach.” Family Therapy Approaches with Adolescent Substance Abusers by Thomas C. Todd and Matthew D. Selekman, 112-133. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1991.

Matteis, Margherite. “Nursing Care of the Child with Altered Behavior.” Nursing Care of Children and Families by Sandra R. Mott, Susan Rowen James and Arlene Misklow Sperhac, 673-703. Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1990.

Mott, Sandra R, Susan Rowen James, and Arlene Misklow Sperhac. 1990. Nursing care of children and families. Redwood City, Calif: Addison-Wesley.

Matteis, Margherite, and Chabot, D. R. “An Integrative and Systemic Approach to the Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment of Children and Their Families.” Presented at the Advocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing, Inc. National Conference, White Plains, NY, 1989.

Matteis, Margherite. “The Relationship of Family Boundary Structure and Adolescent Self-Esteem to Adolescent Problem Drinking as Moderated by Age and Sex.” Presented at University of Washington, Theory and Research-Based Psychosocial Nursing Conference, Seattle, WA, 1987.

Matteis, Margherite. “Family Relationships and Adolescent Alcohol Abuse.” Presented at Jersey City State College, Research Day. Jersey City, NJ, 1987.

Matteis, Margherite. “The Relationship of Family Boundary Structure and Adolescent Self-Esteem to Adolescent Problem Drinking as Moderated by Age and Sex.” Poster presented at New York State Nurses Association Convention, Lake Placid, NY, 1986.

Siever, L. J., Coccaro, E. F., Klar, H., Rubenstein, K., Matteis, M., Davis, K. L. “Neurotransmitter Correlates of Personality Disorders.” Poster presented at Society of Biological Psychiatry, 41st Annual Convention & Scientific Program. Washington, DC, 1986.

Siever, L. J., Klar, H., Runden, I., Matteis, M., Moscovitz, A., Hilt, G., Mohs, R. C., & Davis, K. “Schizotypal and Borderline Personality.” Presented at the New Research Abstracts at American Psychiatric Association 137th Annual Meeting. (NR 152), Los Angeles, CA, 1984.

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