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Sara J. Landes, PhD


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Sara J. Landes, PhD

Portrait of Sara J. Landes, PhD

Research Health Science Specialist

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • University of Washington, Affiliate Instructor


  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Pre-doctoral Internship, 2008
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2008
  • University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, Adult Clinical Psychology, MA, 2003
  • Saint Louis University, Psychology, BA, 2001

Expertise and Interests

  • Implementation science
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • PTSD
  • Veteran employment issues

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), 2013
  • John E. Carr Award for Outstanding Achievement in Empirically Supported Psychotherapies, University of Washington School of Medicine Psychology Internship Program, 2008
  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2005-2006
  • Dr. Richard P. Walsh Honors Award (Research), Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, 2003

Selected Publications

Landes, S. J., Burton, J. R., King, K. M., & Sullivan, B. F. (2013). Women's preference of therapist based on sex of therapist and presenting problem: An analog study. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/09515070.2013.819795

Landes, S. J., Kanter, J. W, Weeks, C. E., & Busch, A. M. (2013). The impact of the active components of functional analytic psychotherapy on idiographic target behaviors. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 49-57. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2013.03.004

Landes, S. J., Garovoy, N. D., & Burkman, K. B. (2013). Treating complex trauma among veterans: Three stage-based treatment models. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 69, 523-533. doi:10.1002/jclp.21988

Landes, S. J., & Linehan, M. M. (2012). Dissemination and implementation of dialectical behavior therapy: An intensive training model. In D. H. Barlow & R. K. McHugh (Eds.), Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological interventions (pp. 187-208). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chessen, C. E., Comtois, K. A., & Landes, S. J. (2011). Untreated posttraumatic stress among persons with severe mental illness despite marked trauma and symptomatology. Psychiatric Services, 62, 1201-1206. doi:10.1176/

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