Kaz (Katharine) Nelson
I am an Honors graduate of the University of Minnesota-Morris, and received my medical degree and psychiatry residency training from the University of Minnesota Medical School.I am a certified in Psychiatry by theAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. I practice at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. My clinical interests lie in the area of best practices in the diagnosis and management of severe personality disorders, suicide, and psychotherapeutic communication with patients in acute settings. I also serve in the position of Associate Designated Institutional Official with leadership responsibilities across residency and fellowship programs.I have presented at conferences nationally and internationally, as well as over 80 media contributions to local and national media outlets. I have produced a podcast with my brother, George, called "The Mind Deconstructed" which aims to serve the general community to demystify and increase understanding of common mental health conditions.
Sims, E.*, Nelson, K. J., & Sisti, D. (2021) Borderline personality disorder, therapeutic privilege, integrated care: is it ethical to withhold a psychiatric diagnosis? Journal of Medical Ethics. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34261801
Wichser, L., Homans, J. C., Leppink, E.*, Savage, W*. & Nelson, K. J. (2021) The Minnesota Arc: A New Model for Teaching the Psychiatric Interview to Medical Students Serving on Their Psychiatry Clerkship. Academic Psychiatry. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33904140
Westlund Schreiner, M., Klimes-Dougan, B., Mueller, B. A., Nelson, K. J., Lim, K. O. & Cullen, K. R. (2019). Neurocircuitry associated with symptom dimensions at baseline and with change in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 290, 58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2019.07.001
Nelson, K. J. (2018). Pharmacotherapy for Personality Disorders. UpToDate.
Nelson, K. J. (2013). Managing borderline personality disorder on general psychiatric units. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 41(4), 563-74. doi: 10.1521/pdps.2013.41.4.563
Dr. Nelson practices at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and her clinical interests lie in the area of best practices in the diagnosis and management of severe personality disorders, suicide, and psychotherapeutic communication with patients in acute settings.
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