Suellen Chaplin-Beckett
Suellen Chaplin-BeckettAssistant Professor, Nursing Department, Health and Wellness Promotion
APRN, BC, American Nurses Credentialing Center
MSN, Oregon Health Sciences University
BSN, University of Maryland
Certificate in Neuroscience Informed Therapies
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certified Wellness Practitioner

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Suellen Chaplin-Beckett teaches Therapeutic Communication, Holistic Health, and Stress Management for the Nursing and Health and Wellness departments. She has an extensive background in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as being a child and family psychotherapist and consultant in the community. She currently provides mental health services in private practice in Portland, Maine. In her spare time, Professor Chaplin-Beckett enjoys dancing (specifically Nia—a combination of dance, martial arts, and healing arts), swimming, hiking, kayaking, many forms of outdoor recreation, and learning new holistic health interventions. She is a registered yoga teacher.


Member, Saint Joseph’s College Health and Wellness Promotion Advisory Board
Yoga and NIA practice (personal practice of dance, martial arts and healing arts)
CPR Certified by American Heart Association


Jan. 2015, Stress Management: Creating Balance and Well-Being (Keynote speaker), Maine Savings Wellness Retreat

Sept. 2014, Stress Management: Creating Balance and Well-Being, Maine Wellness & Leadership Summit

Oct. 2011, Energy Works: The Art and Science ofReiki and other Eastern Energy Medicine Healing Modalities, Saint Joseph’s College Foundation of Nursing students

Feb. 2011, Play Therapy: The Language of Children; The Work of Children; How to Use in a Therapeutic Setting, Counseling Services, Inc. supervision group

May 2010, Play Therapy: The Language of Children; The Work of Children; How to Use in a Therapeutic Setting, University of Southern Maine Nursing Faculty


Recognized as an inspirational person by St. Joseph’s class of 2016

Pedogogical Methods

Use many hands on learning opportunities and creates assessment/implementation and evaluation educational opportunities in which students learn about themselves and can make healthy behavioral changes.