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Sonya B. Norman, PhD

Sonya B. Norman, PhD

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Director, PTSD Consultation Program

Executive Division

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Academic Appointment

  • University of California San Diego, Professor of Psychiatry


  • VA San Diego Healthcare System, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Stanford University, Counseling Psychology, PhD, 2003
  • Vassar College, Anthropology, BA, 1993

Expertise and Interests

  • PTSD Treatment
  • PTSD and its comorbidities in combat Veterans
  • Posttraumatic Guilt
  • PTSD and substance use comorbidity correlates and treatment
  • Implementation of Best Practices for PTSD Assessment and Treatment in VA

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association of VA Psychologist Leaders
  • APA Divisions 18 and 56

Selected Publications

Norman, S.B., Trim, R., Haller, M., Davis, B.C., Myers, U.S., Colvonen, P.J., Blanes, E., Lyons, R., Siegel, E.Y., Angkaw, A.C., Norman, G.J., Mayes, T. (2019). Efficacy of Integrated Exposure Therapy vs Integrated Coping Skills Therapy for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry, 76(8):791-799. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0638

Norman, S. B., Haller, M., Hamblen, J. L., Southwick, S. M., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2018). The burden of co-occurring alcohol use disorder and PTSD in U.S. Military veterans: Comorbidities, functioning, and suicidality. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(2), 224-229. doi: 10.1037/adb0000348

Haller, M., Angkaw, A.C., Hendricks, B.A., & Norman, S.B. (2016). Does reintegration stress contribute to suicidal ideation among returning veterans seeking PTSD treatment? Suicide and life-threatening behavior, 46, 160-171. doi:10.1111/sltb.12181

Norman, S.B., Davis, B.C., Colvonen, C., Haller, M., Myers, U.S., Trim, R.S., Bogner, R., Robinson, S.K. (2016). Prolonged Exposure with veterans in a residential substance use treatment program. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 162-172. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2015.08.002

Norman, S.B., Wilkins, K.C., Myers, U.S., Allard, C.B. (2014). Trauma informed guilt reduction therapy with combat veterans. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 78-88. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.08.001

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Also see: VA Mental Health