Kathleen McDermott, DNP, RN, MSN, APRN, PMHNP, joins the UCLA School of Nursing as a half-time adjunct faculty member and is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in community outpatient dual diagnosed clinics with the Latino and LGBTQ population in Bronx, NY, served as Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Hythiam, Inc. overseeing domestic and international implementations of proprietary addiction treatment protocols, and as Vice President, Healthcare Integration with Mental Health America of Los Angeles. McDermott served as clinical faculty on the Tele-Health Education and Learning in Psychiatry grant through the CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training and is a past president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association California Chapter. McDermott currently works at the Veteran’s Administration treating patients throughout the country via tele-psychiatry and teaches in the UC Multi-Campus PMHNP program.