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Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD

 

Jennifer Schuster Wachen, PhD

Portrait of Jennifer Schuster

Clinical Research Psychologist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education

  • 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

Selected Publications

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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