Department of Psychology
Center for Trauma Recovery
University of Missouri-St. Louis
013 Weinman Building - Lower Level
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
I am primarily interested in treatment outcome research with a current focus on the development and testing of Cognitive Processing Therapy within survivors of interpersonal assault suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, I am investigating the impact of gender differences, chronicity of trauma, type of trauma and the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders on the development and maintenance of PTSD as well as its resolution. Finally, my research interests also include studying the presentation and expression of anger (currently within the context of traumatic stress) and health-related consequences of stress and anxiety.