University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Jean Beatson

Jean Beatson, EdD, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jean Beatson Office: UHC 477RE4
Phone: (802) 656-4291
Email: Jean.Beatson@uvm.edu

Education

EdD, University of Vermont, Education Leadership and Policy Studies, 2004
Areas of Interest: Family-centered practice, cross-cultural health care, integration of health and education, leadership and policy, developmental disabilities, maternal-child health
Dissertation Research Topic: Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: Implementation of Family-Centered Care Among Vermont Rural Autism Project Trainees


MS, University of Vermont, Nursing, 1996
Research Project: Vietnamese Women's Groups: A Project for Building Community Capacity

BA, Trinity College, Psychology, 1994

Vermont Center for Psychosynthesis, 1987
Area of study: Psychosynthesis Application to Individual & Couples Psychotherapy & Education
Certification: Psychosynthesis Guide and Teacher

RN, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, 1974

Courses Taught
  • CSD 311-Interdisicplinary Seminar in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, I; co-coordinator and taught in conjunction with VT-ILEHP faculty
  • CSD 312- Interdisciplinary Seminar in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, I; co-coordinator and taught in conjunction with VT-ILEHP faculty
  • GRNU 308-Family Theory Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing
Selected Publications

Beatson, J. E., & Prelock, P. A. (revised edition forthcoming). Learning to work with families to support children with ASD. In P. A. Prelock, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues in assessment and intervention. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers. (invited) (authors contributed equally)

Beatson, J. E. (in press). Supporting Somali Bantu mothers raising children with disabilities, Pediatric Nursing.

Beatson, J. E. (2010). Autism. In Betz, C.L. & Nehring, W. M. (Eds.), Nursing care for individuals with developmental disabilities: An integrated approach. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing. (invited)

Beatson, J. E. (2008). Walk a mile in their shoes: Implementing family-centered care for children and families affected by ASD. Topics in Language Disorders, 28, (4), 309-322. (invited, peer reviewed)

Beatson, J. E. (2006). Preparing speech-language pathologists as family-centered practitioners in assessment and program planning for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Seminars in Speech and Language, 27, 1-9. (invited, peer reviewed) (Abstract)

Beatson, J. E., & Prelock, P. A. (2006). Learning to work with families to support children with ASD. In P. A. Prelock, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues in assessment and intervention. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers. (invited) (authors contributed equally)

Selected Presentations

Avila, M., & Beatson, J (Nov. 2012). Racism, Health Disparities & Cultural Competence. Paper presentation at the International Science in Society conference, Berkeley, CA

Beatson, J., & Contompasis, S. (Dec. 2012). Efficacy of Medical Home LEND Training: Pilot Year. AUCD Annual Conference, Washington, DC

Avila, M., & Beatson, J (Dec. 2012). A Formative Evaluation of cultural Competence in a LEND Program. AUCD Annual Conference, Washington DC (peer reviewed)

Avila, M. Contompasis, S., & Beatson, J (Dec. 2012). Considering Culture in the Screening & Assessment of Young Children with Developmental Concerns. AUCD Annual Conference, Washington DC

Bird, C., Maltby, H. J., Beatson, J., & Tinkler, B. (2011). Culturally congruent 4th grade puberty education for Somali-Bantu students. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium. Kappa Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Fletcher Allen Health Care; Burlington, VT.

AUCD Annual Meeting Poster Presentation and Roundtable: Pediatric Medical Home LEND Training (Beatson, Contompasis, Rinehart) Fall 2011 (national, peer reviewed)

AUCD Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, Fall 2010: Supporting Refugee Mothers with Children with Disabilities (national, peer reviewed)

Eastern Nursing Research Society, Poster Presentation, Spring 2010: Supporting Refugee Mothers with Children with Disabilities (regional, peer reviewed)

Eastern Nursing Research Society, Poster Presentation, 2009: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Implementation of Family Centered Care for Children and Families affected by Autism (regional, peer reviewed)

AUCD Annual Meeting Poster Presentation, 2008. (Beatson & Contompasis) "Beyond Race and Ethnicity: Measuring Diversity in Vermont LEND", Washington DC (national, peer reviewed)

Honors & Awards
  • The Folta Deck Research Award, 2001
  • The Vermont State Nurses Association Award for Clinical Excellence, 1996
  • The Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Traineeship, 1995-1996
Grants & Scholarship Activities
    Supported 10% by CDCI to continue Somali Bantu Mothers research, January-June 2010
  • Create poster presentation for ENRS March 2010
  • Present findings to community, Spring 2010
  • Submit journal article Spring 2010
    University of Vermont Women's Health Center Research Grant, 08-09 (Susan Ryan, PI) Study: "Supporting Mothers Who Have Children with Disabilities"
  • Co-investigator interviewing Somali mothers of children with disabilities
  • Data analysis
    Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professional Program (VT-ILEHP), federally funded through MCHB, national competition every 5 years
  • Clinical Director, Interim Training Director, Nursing Faculty, 100% effort
Professional Affiliations

Registered Nurse-State of Vermont
Vermont State Roster Psychotherapist
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau: International Honor Society of Nursing & Kappa Tau: Vermont Chapter
American Association on Health & Disability

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