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Casey Taft, PhD

Casey Taft, PhD

Portrait of Casey Taft, PhD

Principal Investigator

Behavioral Science Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Professor, Psychiatry


  • Boston University School of Medicine/National Center for PTSD, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003
  • Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Clinical Internship, 2002
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2001
  • State University of New York at Albany, Psychology, BA, 1994

Expertise and Interests

  • Intimate partner violence in civilian and military populations
  • General aggression in civilian and military populations
  • Mechanisms linking between PTSD and violence perpetration
  • Interventions designed to prevent and treat intimate partner violence

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

  • Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Special Contribution Award, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (jointly sponsored)

Selected Publications

Taft, C.T., Murphy, C.M., & Creech, S.K. (2016). Trauma-informed treatment and prevention of intimate partner violence. American Psychological Association.

Taft, C.T., Creech, S.K., Gallagher, M.W., Macdonald, A., Murphy, C.M., & Monson, C.M. (2016). Strength at Home Couples Program to prevent military partner violence: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(11), 935-945. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000129

Taft, C.T., Macdonald, A., Creech, S.K., Monson, C.M., & Murphy, C.M. (2016). A randomized controlled clinical trial of the Strength at Home Men's Program for partner violence in military veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77(9), 1168-1175. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15m10020

Taft, C.T., Weatherill, R.P., Panuzio Scott, J., Thomas, S.A., Kang, H.K., & Eckhardt, C.I. (2015). Social information processing in anger expression and partner violence in returning veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(4), 314-321. doi: 10.1002/jts.22017

Taft, C.T., Watkins, L.E., Stafford, J., Street, A.E., & Monson, C.M. (2011). Posttraumatic stress disorder and intimate relationship functioning: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(1), 22-33. doi: 10.1037/a0022196

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