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Shannon E. McCaslin, PhD

Shannon E. McCaslin, PhD

Portrait of Shannon E. McCaslin, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated)
  • University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Professor (vol)


  • University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2003-2006
  • University of South Dakota, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 2003
  • APA Approved Doctoral Certification, Disaster Psychology, 2003
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Internship, 2001-2002
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Visiting Scholar, 1998
  • Michigan State University, Psychology/Hearing & Speech Science, B.A., 1996

Expertise and Interests

  • Risk and resilience factors in PTSD
  • PTSD related Quality of Life
  • Cross-cultural and international aspects of traumatic stress
  • Disaster mental health
  • Using web-based and mobile technology to improve care

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Recognition Award, American Psychological Association, Division 52 (international)
  • VA Mentored Career Development award (CDA-level 2)
  • American Psychiatric Association Silver Achievement Award (Program Award: SFVAMC SVHP)

Selected Publications

McCaslin, S., Turchik, J., & Hatzfeld, J. (2015). Considerations in treating Veterans with PTSD. In Cloitre, M. & Schynder, U. (Eds.), Evidence-based Treatments for PTSD, 413-430. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

McCaslin, S. E., Thiede, J., Vinatieri, T., Passi, H., Bull Lyon, K., Ahern, D. A., Armstrong, K., & Chitaphong, K. (2014). Facilitating Veterans' academic success: Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL). Career Planning & Adult Development Journal, 30, 191-209.

Talbot, L.S., Maguen, S., Metzler, T.J., Schmitz, M., McCaslin, S. E., Richards, A., Perlis, M. L., Posner, D. A., Weiss, B., & Neylan, T. C. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in posttraumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Sleep, 37, 327-341.

Dinenberg, R., McCaslin, S. E., Bates, M. N., & Cohen, B. E. (2013). Social support predicts development of post-traumatic stress disorder: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 28, 294-297.

McCaslin, S. E., Leach, B., Herbst, E., & Armstrong, K. (2013). Overcoming barriers to care for returning Veterans: Expanding services to college campuses. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 50, vii-xiv.

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Also see: VA Mental Health