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Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD


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

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

Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, PhD

Portrait of Shannon Wiltsey Sterman, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Dissemination and Training Division

See staff directory for contact information.

Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University, Assistant Professor


  • University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2005
  • St. John's College, Liberal Arts, BA, 1997

Expertise and Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy Training and Consultation
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Sustainment of evidence-based psychosocial interventions

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (Founding Member)
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Diplomate)
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Awards and Honors

  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies-Elsie Ramos Student Research Award 2001
  • Implementation Research Institute-Fellow, 2011
  • Association for Psychological Science "Rising Star," 2012

Selected Publications

Stirman, S.W., Gamarra, J.M., Calloway, A., Bartlett, B. Gutner, C., (2017, in press). Modifications and Adaptations to Evidence-Based Psychotherapies: Methodologies, Impact, and Future Directions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Stirman, S.W., Pontoski, K., Creed, T., Xhezo, R., Hurford, M., Evans, A.C., Beck, A.T., Crits-Christoph, P. (2017). A non-randomized comparison of strategies for consultation in a community-academic training program to implement an evidence-based psychotherapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services and Mental Health Services Research, 44 (1) 55-66. doi:10.1007/s10488-015-0700-7

Stirman, S.W., Finley, E., Shields, N., Cook, J., Suvak, M., Dimeff, L., Koerner, K., Haine-Schlagel, R. Gutner, C., Burgess, J., Gagnon, D., Beristianos, M., Mallard, K., Ramirez, V., Monson, C. (2017). Improving and Sustaining Delivery of CPT for PTSD in Mental Health Systems: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Implementation Science, 12:32.

Ross, D.F., Ionita, G.N., & Stirman, S.W. (2017). Implementation of a patient-reported routine outcomes monitoring system in a national network of Operational Stress Injury clinics. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services and Mental Health Services Research, 43 (6) 927-944.doi:10.1007/s10488-016-0749-y.

Stirman, S.W., Gutner, C., Graham, J., & Langdon, K. (2016). Implementation Science for the non-Implementation Scientist: An overview of developments in implementation theory and research. Behavior Therapy. E-Publication available ahead of print.

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