Post-Master's, Family Psychiatric - Mental Health NP, Rutgers University, 2011
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 2005
MA, Clinical Psychology, Fielding University, 1998
EdD, Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Rutgers University, 1986
MS, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Hunter College, 1975
BS, Nursing, Rutgers University, 1973
AAS, Nursing, Middlesex County College, 1971
Dr. Knight is a licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical psychologist. She coordinates the Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Program. She has a long history working as both an academician and psychiatric practitioner. She 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 family, gestalt, redecision, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and expressive arts therapy. She has special interests in psychotherapy training and supervision, mental health public policy, anxiety and psychophysiological disorders, and integrating music and the creative arts in healing practices.
Honors and Awards
2011, Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Leadership Award
Licensed Psychiatric Advanced Nurse Practice Nurse
Licensed Registered Nurse
Society for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of NJSNA; President
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
International Society of Psychiatric Nursing
American Nurses Association
NJ Nurses Assocation
American Psychological Association
Somerset-Hunterdon Psychological Association
American Academy of Psychotherapists
National Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests
Knight, C. (2014). Humanistic-existential and solution focused approaches for psychiatric advanced practice nurses. In K. Wheeler (Ed.), Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses. (2nd ed., pp.369-406). New York, NY: Springer.
Knight, C. (2014). Family therapy. In K. Wheeler (Ed.), Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse (2nd ed., pp. 429-468). New York, NY: Springer.
Rosedale, M., Jacobson, M., Opier, M. Buccola, N., Moller, M., Strauss, S. M., Wu., J., Knight, C., & Malaspina, D. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance cognition and functioning in schizophrenia. Journal of Novel Physiotherapies. 4:191. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000191
Knight, C. (2013). Bipolar Disorders. In L. Leahy & C. Kohler (Eds.), Psychopharmacology for advanced practice nurse (pp. 85-128). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.