Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

PTSD: National Center for PTSD


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge

Denise M. Sloan, PhD


About Us

This section is about our Mission, Vision, Staff, & Press Room

This section is about our Mission, Vision, Staff, and Press Room

Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Portrait of Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Associate Director, Education

Behavioral Science Division

See staff directory for contact information.


  • University of Florida, Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000
  • Rush University Medical Center, Predoctoral Clinical Internship, 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1998
  • Stony Brook University (SUNY), Psychology, BA, 1990

Expertise and Interests

  • Psychosocial interventions for PTSD
  • Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology
  • 2015 Distinguished Mentor Award, International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

Selected Publications

Thompson-Hollands, J., Litwack, S. D., Ryabchenko, K. A., Niles, B. L., Beck, J. G., Unger, W., & Sloan, D. M. (in press). Alliance across group treatment for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of interpersonal trauma and treatment type. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Sloan, D. M., Marx, B. P., Lee, D. J., & Resick, P. A. (2018). A brief exposure based treatment for PTSD versus Cognitive Processing Therapy: A randomized non-inferiority clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online January 17, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.4249

Sloan, D. M., Under, W., & Beck, J. G. (2016). Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for Veterans diagnosed with PTSD: Design of a hybrid efficacy-effectiveness clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47, 123-130. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2015.12.016

Wisco, B. E., Baker, A. S., & Sloan, D. M. (2016). Mechanisms of change in exposure treatment of PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 47, 66-74. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2015.09.005

Sloan, D. M., Vogt, D., Wisco, B. E., & Keane, T. M. (2015). Postdoctoral training in posttraumatic stress disorder research. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 195-202.doi:10.1037/tra0000007

Members of the press interested in contacting this staff member to schedule an interview should reach out to the Division contact for the press.

Date this content was last updated is at the bottom of the page.

Share this page

Search Pilots

Search PILOTS*, the largest citation database on PTSD.
What is PILOTS?

The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.

PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
Contact Us:
Also see: VA Mental Health