PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD
Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist
Women's Health Sciences Division
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- Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
- VA Boston Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medical Psychology, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
- University of Connecticut, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2007
- University of Connecticut, Clinical Psychology, MA, 2005
- Boston College, Biology and Psychology, BS, 1998
Expertise and Interests
- Evaluation of treatment interventions (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy) for PTSD and comorbid conditions in active duty military
- Risk and resilience factors for PTSD and posttraumatic growth
- The relationship between trauma and physical health
- Effects of trauma and PTSD on psychosocial functioning
Membership in Professional Societies
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
- American Psychological Association
Wachen, J. S., Dondanville, K. A., Pruiksma, K. A., Molino, A., Carson, C. S., Blankenship, A. E., Wilkinson, C., Yarvis, J. S., & Resick, P. A. (In press). Implementing cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder with active duty U.S. military personnel: Special considerations and case examples. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
Resick, P. A., Wachen, J. S., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Roache, J. D., Borah, A. M., Peterson, A.L., & The STRONG STAR Consortium. (2015, May 4). A randomized clinical trial of group cognitive processing therapy compared to group present centered therapy for PTSD among active duty personnel. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000016
Wachen, J. S., Jimenez, S., Smith, K., & Resick, P. A. (2014). Long-term functional outcomes of women receiving cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(Suppl 1), S58-S65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035741
Wachen, J.S., Patidar, S.M., Mulligan, E.A., Naik, A.D., & Moye, J. (2014). Cancer-related PTSD symptoms in a veteran sample: Associations with age, combat PTSD, and quality of life. Psycho-Oncology, 23, 921-927. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3494
Wachen, J., Shipherd, J.C., Suvak, M., Vogt, D., King, L.A., & King, D.W. (2013). Posttraumatic stress symptomatology as a mediator of the relationship between warzone exposure and physical health symptoms in men and women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 319-328.
Stein, N.R., Dickstein, B.D., Schuster, J., Litz, B.T., & Resick, P.A. (2012). Trajectories of response to treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Behavior Therapy, 43, 790-800. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2012.04.003
Schuster, J.L., Park, C.L., & Frisman, L. (2011). Trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms among homeless mothers: Predicting coping and mental health outcomes. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30(8), 887-904. doi:10.1521/jscp.2011.30.8.887
King, L., King, D., Schuster, J., Park, C., Moore, J., Kaloupek, D., & Keane, T. (2011). Captivity stressors and mental health consequences among repatriated U.S. Navy, Army, and Marine Vietnam-era Prisoners of War. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(4), 412-420. doi:10.1037/a0021411
Smith, B., Shipherd, J., Schuster, J., Vogt, D., King, L., & King, D. (2011). Posttraumatic stress symptom severity as a mediator of the association between military sexual trauma and post-deployment physical health in women. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 12, 275-289. doi:10.1080/15299732.2011.551508
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