Candice N. Selwyn, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Community Mental Health Nursing

Research and Areas of Interest
  • Interpersonal Trauma (Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault)
  • Women’s Health
  • Trauma-Informed Healthcare
  • Gender and Racial Disparities in Health and Healthcare

  • Ph.D., Clinical-Counseling Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2016
  • M.S., Applied Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2012
  • B.A., Psychology, University of South Alabama, 2010

Specialized Training

  • Community Research Fellow, Gulf States Health Policy Center, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Resiliency and Integrative Health Initiatives, Gulf Coast Behavioral Health & Resiliency Center, 2017
  • APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology, Medical College of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, 2016
  • Building Trauma-Informed Organizations, NVAA Advanced Skills Institute, 2020

Selected Publications
  • Selwyn, C. N., & Lathan, E. (2020). Helping Primary Care Patients Heal Holistically via Trauma-Informed Care. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Selwyn, C. N. (2020). When Home Is Not Safe for Mothers. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Lewis, C. L., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Selwyn, C. N., & Lathan, E. C. (2019). Once BITTEN, Twice Shy: An Applied Trauma-Informed Healthcare Model. Nursing Science Quarterly32(4), 291-298.
  • Selwyn, C. N., Schneider, M., Anderson, C., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2019). Recognizing the hurt: Prevalence and correlates of elevated PTSD symptoms among adolescents receiving mental/behavioral health services in primary care. Psychological Services16(1), 58.
  • Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. ., Selwyn, C. ., Finnegan, H. . & (2018) A.C.T. like a champion: Primary care providers’ responses to an integrated care initiative. Journal of Behavioral Health, 7 (4), 177-184. doi:10.5455/jbh.20180726054143
  • Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Selwyn, C. N., Jackson, S., Johns, K., Wornell, C., Smith-West, M., & Finnegan, H. (2017). The prevalence and mental and physical health correlates of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in vulnerable and under-resourced primary care patients referred to a behavioral health provider. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 23 Suppl(6 Suppl), S32-S39. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000654
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Selected Presentations
  • Selwyn, C. N., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Lathan., E. (2019). Partner violence as a contributor to disparities among pregnant women. Presented at Xavier University Annual Health Disparities Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Selwyn, C. N. (2018, September). Trauma-Informed Care. Presented at South Alabama Wellness Conference, Mobile, AL.
  • Lamis, D., Canetto, S., Kaslow, N., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Selwyn, C. N., & Tarantino, N. (2015, April). Gender and ethnic considerations in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Association of Suicidology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Selwyn, C. N., Granato, S., & Smith, P.N. (2013, April). An examination of the relationship between trauma, restrictive emotionality, and suicide ideation. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Association of Suicidology, Austin, TX.
  • Wolford, C., Selwyn, C. N., Granato, S., Alonzo, M., Anderson, A., Newhams, N., & Smith, P.N. (2013, March). Suicide ideation and attempts in shelter-seeking women. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.


Undergraduate Courses

  • NU 499 - Nursing Honors I, II, & III

Graduate Courses

  • HSC 580 - OUD/SUD Prevention/Screening
  • HSC 581 - OUD/SUD Assessment/Treatment
  • HSC 582 - OUD/SUD Recovery/SYS Practice
  • NU 503 - Trauma-Informed Care of the Sexual Assault Victim Population

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies