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Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD

Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD

Portrait of Shannon Wiltsey Stirman

Research Staff Psychologist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor


  • University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Psychology, PhD, 2005
  • VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2005
  • St. John's College, BA (Liberal Arts), 1997

Expertise and Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy Training and Consultation
  • Suicide
  • Depression

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Diplomate)
  • American Psychological Association

Awards and Honors

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

Selected Publications

Stirman, S.W., Toder, K., Calloway, A., Miller, C., DeVito, A., Meisel, S. Xhezo, R., Evans, A.C., Beck, A.T., &, Crtis-Christoph, P. (in press). Modifications made to cognitive therapy by community mental health providers: Implications for effectiveness and sustainability. Psychiatric Services.

Stirman, S.W., Kimberly, J., Cook, N., Calloway, A., Castro, F. & Charns, M., (2012). The sustainability of new programs and innovations: A review of the empirical literature and recommendations for future research. Implementation Science, 7,17.

Stirman, S.W.., Miller, C., Toder, K., Calloway, A., Crits-Christoph, P., & Beck, A. (2012). Perspectives on training and consultation in a cognitive therapy implementation program: Implications for implementation. Depression Research and Treatment, 391084.

Resick, PA., Bovin, M., Calloway, A., Dick, A., King, M., Mitchell, K, Suvak, M., Wells, S.Y., Stirman, S.W., & Wolf, E. (2012). A Critical Evaluation of the Complex PTSD Literature: Implications for DSM-5. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 241-251.

Stirman, S.W., DeRubeis, R., Crits-Christoph, P., & Rothman, A. (2005). Can the randomized controlled trial literature generalize to non-randomized patients? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73,127-135.

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