- Professional overview
Dr. Knight is both a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical psychologist. She directs the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at NYU. She has a long history working as both an academician and clinician. Dr. Knight has a private practice where she conducts psychiatric evaluations, prescribes psychiatric medication, and provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Knight is certified in Structural Family Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Redecision Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Therapy, including EMDR and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has special interests in humanistic-existential psychotherapy training and supervision (gestalt therapy and emotion-focused therapy); mental health public policy; clients diagnosed with anxiety, trauma, and psychophysiological disorders; and integrating music and the creative arts in depth psychotherapy and healing practices.
Post-Master's, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rutgers University, 2011PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 2005MA, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 1998EdD, Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Rutgers University, 1986MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Hunter College, 1975BS, Nursing, Rutgers University, 1973AAS, Nursing, Middlesex County College, 1971
- Honors and awards
Gestalt Center of New Jersey Clinical Excellence Award (2015)Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Leadership Award (2011)Teacher of the Year Award Rutgers College of Nursing; (2010)New Jersey State Nurses Association Leadership Award (2004)New Jersey State Nurses Association Psychiatric Nurse of the Year (1990)Ella B. Stonesby Highest Academic Average Award, Rutgers University (1973)
- Professional membership
Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of the NJSNA (Director of Legislative Affairs)American Psychiatric Nurses AssociationInternational Society of Psychiatric NursingAmerican Nurses AssociationNJ Nurses AssocationAmerican Psychological AssociationSomerset-Hunterdon Psychological AssociationAmerican Academy of PsychotherapistsNational Association for the Advancement of Gestalt TherapyNJ Society of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
Family therapyKnight, C. (2014). In K. Wheeler, Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse (2nd ed.) (429-468). Springer Publishing Company.
Humanistic-existential and solution focused approaches for psychiatric advanced practice nursesKnight, C. (2014). In K. Wheeler, Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses (2nd ed.) (369-406). Springer Publishing Company.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Cognition and Functioning in SchizophreniaT Rosedale, M. (2014). Journal of Novel Physiotherapies 04, 10.4172/2165-7025.1000191 OMICS Publishing Group.