Thank you for your interest in the Center for Health Solutions and the psychology practice of Dr. Gail Lisson located in Cary, NC.
Dr. Lisson is a fellowship-trained Clinical Health Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Health Services Provider in the State of North Carolina. She received a Bachelors degree from Villanova University in Villanova, PA, a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Suffolk University in Boston, MA, and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Lisson's internship at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL included rotations on the inpatient medical/surgical units, geriatric unit (including nursing home, rehabilitation program, and palliative care unit), chronic pain clinic, neuropsychology evaluation program, and the inpatient psychiatric unit. Dr. Lisson conducted specialized psychological evaluations and services for patients awaiting solid organ transplant as well as those receiving treatment for hepatitis C. She also offered a variety of wellness programs including smoking cessation, weight management for morbid obesity, biofeedback, and stress management for hypertension. In addition, she led focus groups to improve the work-based quality of life of the clinical nursing staff and provided consultation with medical physicians to aid communication and working relationships with their patients.
Dr. Lisson's post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center and Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in Gainesville, FL focused on providing psychological evaluations and treatment for adults and children awaiting and recovering from heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, and bone marrow transplants. She developed and implemented a treatment program to improve patients' medical adherence and health behaviors following transplant surgery.
Dr. Lisson served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Health Science Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Guam. At the University of Guam, she also served as the Director of the Student Mental Health Center.