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Carmen P. McLean, PhD

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Carmen P. McLean, PhD

Portrait of Carmen P. McLean, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Academic Appointment

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated)

Education

  • National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 2008
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Internship, 2008
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Clinical Psychology, MA, 2005
  • University of British Columbia, Canada, Psychology, BA, 2002

Expertise and Interests

  • Use of internet and mobile technology to deliver PTSD interventions
  • Disseminating and implementation of evidence-based treatments
  • Massed treatment for PTSD
  • Mechanisms of treatment change
  • Augmentation of exposure therapy
  • Intersection of PTSD and sleep disorders

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
  • Canadian Association for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • Physicians for Human Rights

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Service to ABCT, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
  • Anne Marie Albano Early Career Award for Excellence in Science and Practice Integration, Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
  • Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, The Parents Association and the Teaching Council of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Selected Publications

Rosen, C. S., Davis, C. A., Riggs, D., Cook, J., Peterson, A. L., Young-McCaughan, S., Comtois, K. A., Haddock, C. K., Borah, E. V., Dondanville, K. A., Finley, E. P., Jahnke, S. A., Poston, W. S. C., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Neitzer, A., Broussard, R., Brzuchalski, A., Clayton, S. P., Conforte, A. M., ... McLean, C. P., for the STRONG STAR Consortium and the TACTICS Research Group. (2020). Targeted assessment and context-tailored implementation of change strategies (TACTICS) to increase evidence based psychotherapy in military behavioral health clinics: Design of a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge implementation study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 93, 106008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.106008

McLean, C. P., Miller, M. L., Gengler, R., Henderson, J., & Sloan, D. (2020). The Efficacy of Written Exposure Therapy Versus Imaginal Exposure for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Veterans. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2020.105990

McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Gallagher, T., Suzuki, N., Yarvis, J. S., Litz, B. T., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Peterson, A. L., & Foa, E. B.; for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2019). Trauma-related cognitions as a mediator of PTSD change among treatment-seeking active duty military personnel with PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 50(6), 1053-1062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.03.006

McLean, C. P., Zandberg, L., Brown, L., Zang, Y., Benhamou, K., Dondanville, K. A., Yarvis, J. S., Litz, B. T., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Peterson, A. L., & Foa, E. B.; for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2019). Guilt in the treatment of PTSD among active duty military personnel. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 32(4), 616-624. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22416

McLean, C. P., Zandberg, L., Roache, J. D., Fitzgerald, H., Pruiksma, K. E., Taylor, D. J., Dondanville, K. A., Litz, B. T., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Yarvis, J. S., Peterson, A. L., & Foa, E. B.; for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2019). Caffeine use in military personnel with PTSD: Prevalence and impact on sleep. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 17(2), 202-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2017.1326920

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