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Terence M. Keane, PhD


Terence M. Keane, PhD

Terence M. Keane, PhD


Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Research


  • University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Jackson Consortium, Predoctoral Clinical Internship, 1978
  • Binghamton University, Psychology, PhD, 1978
  • University of Rochester, Psychology, BA, 1973

Expertise and Interests

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder: Conceptual models, assessment, and treatment
  • Cognitive behavioral approaches to anxiety management
  • Addictive behaviors

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association (Fellow: Divisions 12, 18, 44, 56)
  • Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy
  • Association for Advancement of Psychology
  • Association of VA Psychology Leaders (President, 2004-5)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (President 1996-1997)
  • Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (President 2012-2014)

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award, American Psychological Association, Society for Clinical Psychology
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Outstanding Researcher in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapy

Selected Publications

Miller, M.W., Wolf, E.J., Kilpatrick, D., Resnick, H., Marx, B.P., Holowka, D.W., Keane, T.M., Rosen, R.C., & Friedman, M.J. (in press). The prevalence and latent structure of proposed DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in US national and Veteran samples. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy.

Kramer, J., Rubin, A., Coster, W., Helmuth, E., Hermos, J., Rosenbloom, D., Moed, R., Dooley, M., Kao, Y., Liljenquist, K., Brief, D., Enggasser, J., Keane, T., Roy, M., Lachowicz, M. (in press). Strategies to address participant misrepresentation for eligibility in web-based research. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.

Keane, T.M. & Najavits, L. (in press). Does complex trauma exist? A long view based on science and service. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Keane, T.M. (in press). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A patient management exercise. Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry.

Keane, T.M., Chaudhry, B., Docherty, J.P, Jesse, R.L, Lee, J., McNurlen, J., & Zeller, E. (2013). Caring for returning veterans: Mental health needs. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, 1-7. doi: 10.4088/JCP.12071co1c

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