Mark D Soucy, PhD, RN, PMHNP, FAANP
Dr. Soucy`s teaching expertise includes more than twenty years in undergraduate and graduate classroom, clinical, small group, and online instruction. He coordinates the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program where student evaluations of his teaching are consistently in the excellent range. His responsibilities include course design and yearly revisions in the PMHNP program. He has served as an active member of the Committee on Graduate Studies which oversees the entire graduate curriculum. His creativity and innovations in curriculum development and active teaching strategies include face to face classes, flipped classrooms, and online instruction, consistently moving the program forward with contemporary educational approaches. Dr. Soucy has also served as preceptor for PMHNP students in his clinical practices with underserved populations including children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Soucy serves on doctoral dissertation committees, DNP project practicum supervision and mentors research scholars in his areas of expertise. He is sought out for invited guest lectures in several graduate courses across the nurse practitioner program. In 2012 Dr. Soucy was recognized for his exceptional teaching with the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio?s Presidential Teaching Excellence Award and was subsequently inducted into the UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers. In recognition of his exceptional teaching at the local, regional, national and international level, Dr. Soucy is the recipient of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses 2017 Educator Award.
In recognition of his work as an educator in local, regional, national and international venues and his work as a practitioner advancing the profession, Dr. Soucy was inducted in 2015 as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Soucy's scholarship includes dissemination of his work in interprofessional education in community psychiatry. He has co-authored peer reviewed abstracts and a journal article on the use of reflective journaling as an educational strategy in nurse practitioner education. Additional scholarship includes several publications; 13 book chapters on psychiatric nursing practice, several journal articles related to clinical practice and novel teaching strategies, 24 peer reviewed abstracts as author or co-author presented at national and international forums in areas of nursing education and clinical practice and more than 25 invited presentations locally, regionally and nationally since 2010.
Dr. Soucy is active in service as a member of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (ISPN), past Chair of the ISPN Education Council, and past Chair of the ISPN Web Site Committee. Dr. Soucy served on the ISPN task force developing and publishing a White Paper on the educational needs of Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Practice. He has also served on the faculty resource committee of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. His sustained service to the profession includes serving as peer reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing and Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.
In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Soucy maintains triple board certification in psychiatric mental health advanced practice specialties. For excellence in practice, he is a past recipient of the ISPN Clinical Practice Award. His current clinical practice is focused on providing mental health care to adolescents in an inner city community based school health program as well as college students and employees in an academic health science center. His service also includes membership in the UT Health Science Center Faculty Compensation Committee, the UT Health Science Center Computing Resources Committee, the School of Nursing Faulty Compensation Committee and the School of Nursing?s Committee on Graduate Studies. His leadership includes elected service as former Chair of the School of Nursing?s Faculty Assembly.
- 2003 - PhD - Nursing - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 1993 - MS - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing (Inducted to Sigma Theta Tau) - Northeastern University
- 1989 - BS - HE/Human Services - Keene State College
- 1979 - AS - Nursing - New Hampshire Technical Institute
- 9/2018 - Associate Professor / Clinical and Coordinator: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program - UT Health San AntonioSan Antonio
- 9/2013 - Associate Professor / Clinical - UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio
- 3/2013 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - UT Nursing UT Health San AntonioSan Antonio
Instruction & Training
- 1/2019 - Present, Visiting Graduate Students, UT Health San Antonio
- 9/2016 - Present, Ph.D. Dissertations Directed, UTHealth San Antonio Graduate Biomedical Science
Research & Grants
Funding Agency CMS Title Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Status Active Period 1/2012 - Present Role Contributor Grant Detail Expands primary care services and patient populations for Medically Underserved Populations at the UTHSCSA Student Health Center, Employee Health and Wellness Clinic, two community project sites and two child and family health community sites at Avance and Healy-Murphy Center. Funding Agency Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (Pass Through) Christus Spohn Hospital Title Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment - Increasing the Number of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners - Nursing Program Expansion - Christus Health Status Active Period 8/2014 - 5/2017 Role Contributor Grant Detail To expand the number of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in South Texas to address the shortage of psychiatric mental health providers by educating registered nurses in this CCNE accredited graduate and post-graduate program.
Soucy MD, Williams GB, Novak JC. Delivery of Colocated Mental Health Services in Primary Care: An Innovative Model of Care. Proceedings in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference, San Antonio, TX 2016; 2016 Jun. Williams, GB Soucy, MD. Delivery of Colocated Mental Health Services in Primary Care: An Innovative Approach to Provide Patient Centered, Quality-Driven Mental Health Services Minneapolis, MN; 2016 Mar. (Proceedings of the International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses 2016 Annual Conference). Soucy MD, Velligan, DI, Martinez, M. Frederick, M.M., Roberts, D.R., Cantu, R., Sierra, C. Innovational Interprofessional Education in Community Psychiatry: A Living Learning Psych Lab San Antonio: Proceedings of The 2nd Annual Faculty Showcase of Educational Innovations, UT Health Science Center; 2015 Oct. Velligan, D.I., Martinez, M.M., Soucy MD, Frederick, M., Roberts, DR. The UTHSCSA Transitional Care Clinic: State of the Art Care, Training and Research. Proceedings in the First Annual San Antonio Military Health Systems and Universities Research Forum; 2015 Jul. Soucy MD & Williams, GB. Interprofessional Collaboration: A Novel Practice and Education Model in Psychiatry: Proceedings in the 2015 International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses; 2015 Mar. Williams GB, Soucy MD, Rubin, M. Interprofessional Education: Embracing the Difference Caring Makes in Nursing Education and Practice. Proceedings in the 34th International Association for Human Caring Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL; 2013 May. Soucy MD, Rubin, M, Williams GB. Interprofessional Education and Practice Competency Development in Community Psychiatry: Building a Program from the Ground Up. Proceedings in the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, San Antonio, TX; 2013 Apr. Delaney, K., DeSocio, J., Heidt, B., Scharf, M., Soucy MD. Expert Series: Child/Adolescent Diagnosis and Treatment: Anxiety. Association of Child Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses Workshop. Proceedings of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses 6th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 15th; 2013 Mar. Soucy MD. Can You Hear Me Now: Pharmacotherapy Compliance in Child and Adolescents. Proceedings of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses 6th Annual Psychopharmacology Institute and 15th Annual Conference; 2013 Mar. Dulaney, P., Neese, J., Ragaisis, K., Robinette, A., Soucy MD, Shirk, M., Wand, T., Sharrock, J. A Celebration of 50 Years of PCLN Practice, Education and Research: Celebrating Our Past and Current Practice, While Creating Our Future. Proceedings of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses 6th Annual Psychopharmacology Institut; 2013 Mar. Williams GB, Soucy MD, Gill SL. Reflective Journaling as an Education Strategy for Caring and Quality. Proceedings of the 32nd International Association for Human Caring San Antonio, TX; 2011 Jun. Brackley MH, Rogers NM, Williams GB, Soucy MD. South Texas Expansion Psychiatric Capacity Project. Proceedings of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 37th Annual Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico; 2011 Apr. Soucy MD. Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Consultation Practice with Children and Families Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Proceedings in The International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses 9th Annual Conference: Transforming Practices: International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses; 2007 Jan.
Williams GB, Gerardi MB, Gill SL, Soucy MD, Taliaferro, DH. Reflective journaling: Innovative strategy for self-awareness for graduate nursing students International Journal for Human Caring 2009 Jan;13(3):36-43.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center