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Dr. Michael Terry, DNP, APRN-PMH/FNP

University of San Diego

Clinical Associate Professor
Hahn School of Nursing & Health Sciences
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA
Home: (415) 637-1810


Back in California after 15 years in Alaska. Went to school here, and am now back teaching in California. As an PMHNP & FNP, my experiences and interests are trauma-informed practice and primary care behavioral health. My doctoral work focuses on narrative-based practice in an evidence-based world.

Given that humans think and relate through story logic rather than scientific logic or fact during times of conflict, illness and change; how do clinicians help their patients manage both the experience of illness AND the treatment of disease? How do clinicians integrate research-proven therapies, sterilized of individual variables and isolated of contexts, back into the messy world of a specific person's juicy and very contextual life situation? What is essential for 'embodied' practice?


University of San Francisco (USF)

2007 To 2010

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

1986 To 1989

Sonoma State University (SSU)

1977 To 1979

Job History

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Clinical Assistant Professor, PMHNP Program
San Francisco, CA
December 2007 - present

Eastern Aleutian Tribes Community Clinics

Director of Behavioral Health Services & Medical Director
Anchorage, AK
September 2003 - April 2007

Good Samaritan Counseling Center & North Star Behavioral Health Centers

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Anchorage, AK
September 2000 - August 2003

Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN)

Clinical Director, Telehealth Network
Anchorage, AK
July 1998 - August 2000

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

Assistant Professor, FNP Program
Anchorage, AK
August 1996 - June 1998

Norton Sound Regional Hospital

Medical Director, Village Health Services
Nome, AK
June 1992 - July 1996