Licensure and Certifications

1985
Licensure LP 0592
Minnesota State Board of Psychology

1995
Certificate in Alternative Medicine Approaches

2006
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

2010
Certificate Training in Motivational Interviewing

Education

1983
M.A. Counseling Psychology
St. Mary’s College
Winona, Minnesota

1980
BS Social Work
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Professional Experience

2002 – Present
Private Practice Psychologist
Golden Valley Psychotherapy Associates
Golden Valley, Minnesota

2012 – 2014
“Mind Sights” Department Editor and Author
“In Practice” Magazine
American Association of Diabetes Educators

2002 – 2003
Health Psychologist
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis Minnesota

2002 – 2008
Consulting Psychologist
Sexual Health Center
Park Nicollet Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

1991 – 2003
Director, Behavioral Medicine Services
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

1996 – 2003
Co-Leader, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Park Nicollet Medical Center,
International Diabetes Center

1984 – 2002
Family Counselor/Licensed Psychologist
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

1987 – 2002
Psychologist, Sexual Health Center
Park Nicollet Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association

Minnesota Clinical Hypnosis Society

Minnesota Psychological Association

American Diabetes Association – Professional Section

American Association of Diabetes Educators

Minneapolis St. Paul Diabetes Educators

American Association of Sex Educators, Conunselors, and Therapists

 

Continuing Education

2005
Mindfulness Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn

2004
Using Imagery to Heal Trauma, Belleruth Naparstek, LISW

2004
Partners in Liberation: Buddhism and Psychotherapy

2003
Intensive Training “Energy Healing” ; Fred Gallo PhD

2003
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

2002
Coaching for Clinicians

2002
Minnesota Clinical Hypnosis annual Meeting

2002
Intensive Training “The Soul of Practice” Joan Klagsbrun

2001
Intensive Training “Fire in the Soul” : Joan Borysenko, PhD

1998
Intensive training in Imagey and Healing: Jeanne Acterberg, PhD and Frank Lawlis, PhD

1997
Workshops presented by James Prochaska Ph.D. on Stages of Change

1997
The Sacred Ways of the Lakota: The Sacred Pipe and the Stonepeople Lodge

1996
Training workshop with Jon Kabat-Zinn in Mindfulness Meditation

 

Professional Activities

2012
“Helping Patients Change Behavior” – Presentation
CDM CME Program International Diabetes Center

2012
“What are they thinking; Making Sense of the Teenage Brain” – Presentation
Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting
St. Luke’s Hospital – Duluth, MN

2012
“Diabetes and Depression”
AADE Webinar

2012
“Diabetes and Depression; Living Successfully with the Double Dilemma” – Presentation
Woodwinds Hospital
Woodbury, MN Diabetes Support Group

2011
“Overcoming emotional barriers” Presenter
Health Professional Training, TCOYD
Santa Rosa, Ca, Honolulu Hi

2011
“Mindfully Balancing The Emotional Highs and Lows of Diabetes”
Presenter
Santa Rosa Ca., Honolulu Hi, Kona Hi

2011
Key note address
“Motivational Interviewing”
Diabetes Symposium
BryanLGH Medical Center
Lincoln, NE

2002-present
“Donnell D. Etzwiler Memorial Presentation”
Invited Speaker
International Diabetes Center
Annual Health Professional Conference 2011

2010
AADE Newsletter Edtorial Board

2010
Mind, Body, Spirit: Meditation Sessions 8/4, 8/5 AADE Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Tx.

2010
Panel Presentation: Mindful Diabetes Management
70th ADA Scientific Sessions, Orlando, Fl

2010
Author: Problem Solving chapter and Healthy Coping chapter in The Art and Science of Diabetes Management, 2nd edition

2010
TCOYD Harnessing the Interpersonal Power of Diabetes and co-ordination of Health Professional Program New Orleans, La

2010
Using Motivational Interviewing to Move to the Next Stage International Diabetes Center, Minneapolis, MN

2008
Wellmark; Three telephone presentations given to providers relating to facilitating behavior change

2002 – 2008
Board member, State Diabetes Steering committee

2007
TCOYD Indianapolis In “Top Ten Psychological Secrets to Managing Diabetes

2007
Marriage and Family Therapy Dept Bethel University, “ Soma and Psyche, introduction to integrative care in psychotherapy”

2006 – 2010
AADE Committee for Professional Practice

2006
TCOYD Santa Clara Ca. MDs, Professional Ed program

2006
TCOYD Key Note lunch presentation “Emotions the wild card in Diabetes”

2006
Mayo Clinic second year Medical Students “Understanding and Treating Adult Sexuality”

2005
Respecting Sex; “The Rodney Dangerfield of Complications”
AADE annual Meeting Washington DC

2005
The Psychological Aspects of Sexual Dysfunction
Park Nicollet Physician Symposia

 

Publications

Nelson, JB. (2014). It’s not just “brittle”: DKA case study 2. AADE in Practice September 2014, 2 (5): 20-22.

Nelson, JB (2014). One more for the road. AADE in Practice July 2014, 2 (4): 48-51.

Nelson, JB and Nelson Ward, KI. (2014). Chapter 34: Healthy Coping. In The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals, 3rd Edition. Chicago, IL: American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Nelson, JB (2014). Motivational struggles and success in working with families who have diabetes. AADE in Practice May 2014, 2 (3): 44-47.

Nelson, JB (2014). The Mindful Session. AADE in Practice May 2014, 2 (3): 54-55.

Nelson, JB (2014). A Motivational challenge: Blending practice with theory. AADE in Practice March 2014, 2 (2): 42-45.

Nelson, JB (2014). Diabetes: A family story. AADE in Practice January 2014, 2 (1): 46-49.

Nelson, JB (2013). Meditation for the diabetes patient and educator. AADE in Practice November 2013, 1 (6): 38-40.

Nelson, JB (2013). Depression, diabetes distress, and diabetes self-management: progress and persistence. AADE in Practice September 2013, 1 (5): 32-35.

Nelson, JB (2013). Resilience in the diabetes educator. AADE in Practice July 2013, 1 (4): 29-32.

Nelson, JB (2013). Can health coaching and diabetes education coexist? AADE in Practice May 2013, 1 (3): 23-24.

Nelson, JB (2013). What are they thinking? Understanding the teenage brain. AADE in Practice March 2013, 1 (2): 24-26.

Nelson, JB (2013). Diving In. AADE in Practice January 2013, 1 (1): 28-29.

Nelson, JB and Nelson Ward, KI. (2011). Chapter 34: Healthy Coping. In The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition. Chicago, IL: American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Nelson, JB and Nelson Ward, KI. (2011). Chapter 33: Problem Solving. In The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education: A Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition. Chicago, IL: American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Nelson, JB. (2010) Healthy Coping: Issues and Implications in Diabetes Education and Care. Population Health Management, 13 (5).

Nelson, JB. (2010). Embracing the Evidence on Problem Solving in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Self Care, 1(3): 83-99.

Nelson, JB (2008). Facilitating Behavior Change. AADE Online Continuing Education [software].

Nelson, JB (2008). Men’s Health; Low Testosterone and Diabetes
Individualized Treatment and a Multi-disciplinary Approach.
The Diabetes Educator, 34 (5).

Nelson, JB. Body Scan and Sitting Meditation. Norcom Tapes [compact disk]. Available at www.norcomtapes.com

Nelson, JB. Mountain Meditation, Lake Meditation. Norcom Tapes [compact disk]. Available at www.norcomtapes.com

Nelson, JB (2004). Overcoming the Macho Mindset. Diabetes Self- Management. New York, NY: R.A. Rapaport publishing.