Commitment to Patient-Centered Care
“My patient-centered care approach fosters patient empowerment, through the application of the patient’s values and development of the patient’s self-management skills, to facilitate their functioning as the most vital part of the care team, for the purpose of improving their overall quality of life and psychosocial functioning in ways that feel personally meaningful and relevant to the patient.”
Dr. Floyd is a Senior Clinical Psychologist. She provides integrated behavioral health care, specializing in brief psychological interventions for mental, physical, and chemical-health conditions. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, where she completed emphases in neuropsychology, forensic psychology, and LGBTQ+ psychology; her dissertation work focused on assessing the effects of minority stress on suicidality in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities. Dr. Floyd completed her predoctoral internship within Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System with specialty tracks in neuropsychology and primary care behavioral health (including pain psychology). She completed her postdoctoral training within the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, with specialty training in the medical populations of Multiple Sclerosis and HIV. She has been active in program development, including a focus on self-management of chronic health conditions, following the Flinders model and utilizing/adapting Mary Ellen Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), and cognitive rehabilitation. She is a listed provider in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Mental Health Provider Director. She enjoys being part of the Hennepin Healthcare Primary Care Behavioral Health Team that works to extend behavioral health services to a wide range of patient populations.
- Stepleman, L. M., Floyd, R. M., Valvano, A., Penwell-Waines, L., Wonn, S., Crethers, D., Rahn, R., & Smith, S. (2017). Developing a measure to assess identity reconstruction in patients with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62(2), 165-177.
- Valvano, A., Floyd, R. M., Penwell-Waines, L., Stepleman, L., Lewis, K., & House, A. (2016). The relationship between cognitive fusion, stigma, and well-being in people with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5(4), 266-270.
- Lopez, E., Toomey, T., Lewis, K., Khazvand, S., Floyd, R. M., Arnold, K. R., & Stepleman, L. M. (2017). The changing face of treatment: Mental health concerns and integrated care in an HIV clinic. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(1), 430-445.
- Chu, J., Floyd, R., Diep, H., Pardo, S., Goldblum, P., & Bongar, B. (2013). A tool for the culturally competent assessment of suicide: The Cultural Assessment of Risk for Suicide (CARS) measure. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0031264
- Chu, J., Goldblum, P., Floyd, R., & Bongar, B. (2011). The cultural theory and model for suicide. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 14(1-4), 25-40.
“In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going on long walks, taking road trips with my pets, performing in vocal and handbell choirs, and brainstorming ways of reintroducing 7-Eleven Slurpees to the great state of Minnesota.”