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Tara Galovski, PhD


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Tara Galovski, PhD

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Women's Health Sciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychiatry


  • University at Albany-State University of New York, Clinical Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2002
  • University at Albany-State University of New York, Albany, NY, Ph.D., 2001
  • University at Albany-State University of New York, Albany, NY, M.A., 1998
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Psychology, B.S., 1994

Expertise and Interests

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy in the treatment of PTSD
  • PTSD and sleep disturbances
  • Intersection between physical and mental health
  • Anger and aggression in trauma recovery
  • Gender differences in recovery from PTSD

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapy
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Traumatic Stress

Awards and Honors

  • Psychotherapy with Women Award (Division 35 of APA)
  • Scholarship Award (Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback)

Selected Publications

Galovski, T.E., Mott*, J.M, Blain*, L., Elwood*, L., Gloth*, C., & Fletcher, T.D. (in press). Augmenting CPT to improve sleep impairment in PTSD: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

McNeill*, S. & Galovski, T.E. (2015). Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and comorbid PTSD. Community Mental Health Journal, 51(6), 663-673.

Mott*, J. M., Galovski, T. E., Elwood**, L. S., & Walsh*, R. M. (2015). Change in Trauma Narratives and Perceived Recall Ability over a Course of Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. Traumatology, 21, 47-57. Doi:10.1037/trm0000012.

Galovski, T.E., Schuster Wachen, J., Chard, K.M., Monson, C.M., & Resick, P.A. (2015). Cognitive Processing Therapy. In U. Snyder & M. Cloitre (Eds.).Evidence-based Treatments for Trauma-Related Psychological Disorders: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (189-204). Springer Publishing.

Galovski, T.E. & Gloth*, C. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral therapies for PTSD. In N. Bernardy & M. Friedman (Eds.). Psychopharmacology for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (pp. 101-116). American Psychological Association.

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