Dr. Legg has worked extensively in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. His experience encompasses the areas of addictions/dual diagnosis, neurodevelopmental disorders, and geropsychiatric care. He worked for several years in a Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program in upstate New York. He has taught nurse practitioner students for the past 20 years and served on the faculty of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, where he taught third-year medical students in their psychiatry rotation at the Binghamton Clinical Campus, Binghamton, New York.
Tim’s current work includes private practice, where he works with those who struggle with addictive disorders, dual diagnoses, and a wide variety of psychiatric and mental health issues. He also maintains employed practice with Dr. Matthew Berger, MD, in Moosic, Pennsylvania, where he provides psychiatric care and services to individuals with substance use disorders/dual diagnoses as well as those with neurodevelopmental disorders.
In addition to his clinical work, Tim serves as a member of the editorial board for The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, a peer-reviewed publication for addictions professionals. He is also a member of the editorial review board for the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.
NURS-583: Individual Therapy
NURS-584: Group and Family Thearpies
NURS 588: Management of Psychopathology I
NURS 589: Management of Psychopathology II
NURS 598A: Advanced Clinical Practicum I
NURS 598B: Advanced Clinical Practicum II
NURS 598C: Advanced Clinical Practicum III
NURS 997: Independent Study / Scholarly Project
Fauci, S., Dasgupta, R., & Legg, T. J. (2020, August 18). Healthline Media. Panelist. COVID-19 from a Mental Health Perspective. Facebook broadcast. https://www.healthline.com/health/healthline-live-town-hall-featuring-dr-anthony-fauci#2
Legg, T. J. (June 2020). Geropsychiatry: Caring for trauma- survivors in older adulthood. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (original venue) then changed to Webinar due to COVID-19.
Legg, T. J. (2020, May 1). Red-Talks COVID-19. Expert Panel Discussion. Red Ventures, San Francisco, California.
Legg, T. J. (2020, April 24). COVID-19 and persons in recovery: The clinician’s role. California Southern University Alumni Lecture Series.
Legg, T. J. (2020, April 3). The impact of disaster on recovery: The clinician’s role. National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Legg, T. J. (2019, November 21, 23, and December 3). Culturally competent, trauma-informed care: Is your facility ready to meet the new requirements? Legg Consulting Services, LLC. Exton, PA; Pittsburgh (Mars), PA; State College, PA.
Legg, T. J. (2018, November 13). Substance use disorders in older adults: Don’t stop believin’ that you can make a difference! 2018 PHCA Annual Convention at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, PA.
Plowden, K. O., Legg, T. J., & Wiley, D. (2022, January 5). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults: A case study. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2021.12.003.
Legg, T. J. & Berger, M. A. (2021, Winter-Spring). Trauma informed care in long-term care: Meeting the needs of a unique population. Journal of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 69-77.
Ritz King, C., Morgan, S., Firebaugh, C. M., Beeson, T., Legg, T. & Wardlow, R. (2021). Postpartum depression: Far reaching impact and the role of empowerment. Open Journal of Depression, 10(2), 29-42. doi: 10.4236/ojd.2021.102003.
Legg, T. J. (2020). Integrating Psychoanalytic Principles in Addiction Counseling: An Idea Whose Time Has Come, Again. Advances in Addiction and Recovery, Accepted for publication.
Legg, T. J. (2019). An old treatment for an even older problem: Does psychoanalysis have a role in the treatment of addictive disorders? Journal of Addictions Nursing, 30 (1), 4-13.
Legg, T. J. & Bernstein, M. (2014). Health promotion for older adults (invited chapter). In M. Bernstein & A. Schmidt Luggen (eds.), Geriatric nutrition, (2nd Edition). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Legg, T. J. (2014, October). Bath Salts: Another new drug of abuse. The Pennsylvania Nurse, 4-11.
Legg, T. J. (2014, January 20). Reducing antipsychotic drug use in elders with dementia. Advance for Nurses, 14(1), 10-11; 14.
Legg, T. J. (2013). My life collage. In R. Krider & K. Grote (Eds.), Behavioral health protocols for recreational therapy (2nd ed.). Enumclaw, WA: Idyll Arbor
Adelman, D. S., Raymond, A., & Legg, T. (2013). Promoting faculty development through writing groups in online universities. In National League for Nursing, Innovation in nursing education: Leading the future of nursing. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Legg, T. J. (2012). Oral care in older adults with dementia: Challenges and approaches. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(8), 10-13.
Adelman, D. S. & Legg, T. J. (2008). Disaster nursing: A handbook for practice. Jones and Bartlett. https://www.jblearning.com/catalog/productdetails/9780763758448
-APRN- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (nurse practitioner), Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, North Dakota (as well as Arizona, California, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, and Wyoming)
-Psychologist- California, New York, & Pennsylvania
-Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric and Mental Health- New York
-Licensed Master Addictions Counselor (LMAC)- North Dakota
-CARN-AP- Certified Addictions Registered Nurse- Advanced Practice, Addictions Nursing Certification Board
-CCTP (Levels I & II)- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals
-CNE- Certified Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
-CPH- Certified in Public Health, National Board of Public Health Examiners
-CTRS- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
-GNP-BC- Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
-MAC- Master Addictions Counselor, National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals
-Master Psychopharmacologist, Neuroscience Education Institute
-MCHES- Master Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
-NCSE- National Clinical Supervision Endorsement, National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals
-NEA-BC- Nurse Executive, Advanced, Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
-NPD-BC- Registered Nurse, Board Certified, Nursing Professional Development, American Nurses Credentialing Center
-PHNA-BC- Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification, American Nurses Credentialing Center,
-PMHNP-BC- Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the lifespan), Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Honors Society Memberships:
-Pi Alpha Alpha
-Sigma Alpha Pi
-Alpha Beta Kappa
-Golden Key International Honor Society
-Eta Sigma Gamma
-Sigma Phi Omega
-Sigma Theta Tau International
-Medical Reviewer of the Year, Healthline, San Francisco, CA (2017)
-Geriatrics Recognition Award, American Geriatrics Society, New York, NY (2017)
-Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (DAAETS), Miller Place, NY (2013)
-Presidential Award, American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Reston, VA (2011)
-Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing, named “Disaster Nursing: A handbook for practice” in their 25th edition of “Essential Nursing Resources” MD (2010)
-Book of the Year, (received for “Disaster nursing: A handbook for practice), American Journal of Nursing, New York, NY (2009)
-Fellow, American College of Health Care Administrators (FACHCA), Washington, DC (2002)
-Hands and Hearts Award, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC (2001)
-Excellence in Advanced Practice Gerontological Nursing, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY (2000)
-American Society of Addiction Medicine (A.S.A.M.)
-Pennsylvania Psychological Association (P.P.A.)
-International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (N.P.S.A.)
-National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP)
-American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
-American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
-American Psychological Association (APA)
*Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology, Section II: Clinical Geropsychology
*Division 39: Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology
*Division 50: Society of Addiction Psychology
*Division 56: Division of Trauma Psychology
-National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
-American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
-National League for Nursing (NLN)
B.S., Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA
Cert. Therapeutic Recreation, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
Cert., LTC Administration, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
M.S./G.N.P./F.P.M.H.N.P., State University of New York, Binghamton, NY
M.Sc., Kaplan University, Chicago, IL
M.P.A., Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
C.A.S., Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, CA
Ph.D., Touro College, New York, NY
Psy.D., California Southern University, Irvine, CA
N.C.Psy.A. Candidacy, Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Philadelphia, PA