Candice Knight


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Candice Knight


Clinical Associate Professor

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Candice Knight's additional information

Candice Knight, PhD, EdD,  PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APN, is a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is both a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical psychologist with a long history working as both an academician and clinician. Knight has a private practice that offers psychiatric evaluations, psychiatric medication prescription, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. 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. Knight 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.

Knight was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award by the Gestalt Center of New Jersey in 2015, Nurses Leadership Award from the Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice in 2011, and Teacher of the Year Award from Rutgers College of Nursing in 2010.

Knight earned her PhD and MA in clinical psychology from Fielding University, EdD in social & philosophical foundations of education from Rutgers University, MS in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Hunter College, and BS in nursing from Rutgers University.

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Fielding University (2005)
MA, Clinical Psychology - Fielding University (1998)
EdD, Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education - Rutgers University (1986)
Post-Master's, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rutgers University, 2011
MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing - Hunter College (1975)
BS, Nursing - Rutgers University (1973)
AAS, Nursing - Middlesex County College (1971)

Health Policy
Mental health

American Academy of Psychotherapists
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
International Society of Psychiatric Nursing
National Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
NJ Nurses Assocation
NJ Society of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of the NJSNA (Director of Legislative Affairs)
Somerset-Hunterdon Psychological Association

Faculty Honors Awards

Clinical Excellence Award, Gestalt Center of New Jersey (2015)
Nurses Leadership Award, Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice (2011)
Teacher of the Year Award, Rutgers College of Nursing (2010)
Leadership Award, New Jersey State Nurses Association (2004)
Nurse of the Year, New Jersey State Nurses Association Psychiatric (1990)
Ella B. Stonesby Highest Academic Average Award, Rutgers University (1973)


Follow-up with primary care providers for elevated glycated haemoglobin identified at the dental visit

Rosedale, M. T., Strauss, S. M., Kaur, N., Knight, C., & Malaspina, D. (2017). International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 15(4), e52-e60. 10.1111/idh.12214
Objectives: This study examined patient experiences after receiving elevated diabetes screening values using blood collected at a dental clinic. It explores patients' reactions to screening, whether or not they sought recommended medical follow-up, and facilitating factors and barriers to obtaining follow-up care. Methods: At the comprehensive care clinics at a large, urban College of Dentistry in the United States, haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) values were obtained from 379 study participants who had not been previously diagnosed with diabetes. In all, 169 (44.6%) had elevated HbA1C values. We analysed quantitative and qualitative data concerning these patients' follow-up with primary care providers (PCPs). Results: We were able to contact 112 (66.3%) of the 169 study participants who had an elevated HbA1C reading. Of that group, 61 (54.5%) received recommended follow-up care from a PCP within 3 months, and an additional 28 (25.0%) said they intended to seek such care. Qualitative themes included the following: the screening letter – opportunity or burden, appreciation for the 3-month follow-up call and barriers to medical follow-up that included the following: lack of knowledge about diabetes, not understanding the importance of follow-up, busyness, financial concerns, fear and denial. Conclusions: Quantitative and qualitative data demonstrate that dentists, dental hygienists and nurses are well poised to discover and translate new models of patient-centred, comprehensive care to patients with oral and systemic illness.

Awareness of prediabetes and diabetes among persons with clinical depression

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The role of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice registered nurse in the scope of psychiatric practice

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