DNP — Executive Leadership — Clinical Nurse Leader — Nursing — Full-time
Robin  Buccheri

Robin Buccheri, PhD, RN, MHNP, FAAN


Honors and Awards: Faculty of the American Academy of Nursing; University-wide Distinguished Faculty Research Award; American Psychiatric Nurses Best Practice Award--Best Treatment of Schizophrenia in a Behavioral Health Care Program; American Nurses Foundation Scholar; Invited Participant at the National Institute of Nursing Research, Clinical Center Nursing Department, National Institutes of Health, Third Annual Nurse Scientist Training Program, Bethesda, MD; Twice awarded, The Mentor Award, Beta Gamma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau; Teaching Effectiveness Award, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco; Jane Vincent Corbett Spirit of Collegiality Award, School of Nursing & Health Professions.

Teaching Areas of Expertise: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Specific Expertise in the Symptom Management of Auditory Hallucinations; Community and Public Health Nursing; Evidence-Based Practice; Research; Theory Development and Application.

Faculty Spotlight: Keynote Speaker: "Evidenced-Based Psychiatric Nursing for Community-Based Patient Care: Behavioral Management of Auditory Hallucinations" at 24 Annual Japan Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Conference, Kumamoto, Japan.

Currently training clinicians in US and other Countries (e.g., Canada, Australia, Thailand, Japan) to teach the 10-Session Behavioral Management of Auditory Hallucinations Course to help people with unpleasant auditory hallucinations and commands to harm learn how to self-manage them.

Currently testing effectiveness of 12-Session Behavioral Management of Anxiety and Auditory Hallucinations Course.


A.A., El Camino College
B.S.N., California State University, Long Beach
M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach
M.H.N.P., California State University, Long Beach
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Research Areas

Behavioral Management of Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia
International Dissemination of 10-Session Course to Manage Auditory Hallucinations Course as Evidence-based Practice
Self-Management of Unpleasant Auditory Hallucinations: A Tested Practice Model


Selected Publications: 

Buffum, M. D., Buccheri, R. K., Trygstad, L. N., & Dowling, G. A. Disseminating evidence-based care of auditory hallucinations. (Manuscript under review). 

Buccheri, R.K., Trygstad, L.N., Buffum, M.D., Birmingham, P., & Dowling, G. A. (2013). Self-management of unpleasant auditory hallucinations: A tested practice model. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (in press). 

Trygstad, L., Buccheri, R., Dowling, G.A., Buffum, M. D., Gerlock, A.A., & Birmingham, P. (2011). Do research to implement EBP and make your heart soar. Implementing evidence-based practice: Real-life success stories. Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Buccheri, R., Trygstad, L., Buffum. M., & Gerlock, A. (2010). Guest editorial: Developing an evidence-based practice for psychiatric nursing. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 48(5), 3-5.  

Gerlock, A., Buccheri, R., Buffum, M., Trygstad, L & Dowling, G. (2010). Responding to command hallucinations to harm self and others: The Unpleasant Voices Scale and Harm Command Safety Protocol. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 48(5), 26-33.

Buccheri, R., Trygstad, L., Buffum, M., Lyttle, K., & Dowling, G. (2010). Comprehensive evidence-based program teaching self-management of auditory hallucinations on inpatient psychiatric units. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(3), 223-231. 

Buffum, M.D., Buccheri, R., Trygstad, L., Gerlock, A.A., Birmingham, P., Dowling, G.A., & Kuhlman, G. J. (2009). Implementing evidence-based practice: Educating nurses to conduct the behavioral management of auditory hallucination course. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 47(9), 32-40.  

Buccheri, R. K., Trygstad, L., & Dowling, G. (2007). Behavioral management of command hallucinations to harm in schizophrenia. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 45(9), 46-54. 


Buccheri, R., Magg, M., Capella E., & Jennings, D. (November-December, 2006). A conceptual framework for a clinical nurse leader program. Journal of Professional Nursing, 22(6), 367-372.