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Denise M. Sloan, PhD

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Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Portrait of Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Associate Director, Education

Behavioral Science Division

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  • 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

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