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Matthew W. King, PhD


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Matthew W. King, PhD

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Health Science Specialist

Women's Health Sciences Division

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  • University of Maine, Psychological Science, PhD, 2010
  • University of Maine, Clinical Psychology, MA, 2004
  • University of South Carolina, Psychology, BS, 1999

Expertise and Interests

  • Information Management and Evaluation Coordinator, VA's national Military Sexual Trauma Support Team
  • Development and evaluation of education resources for providers working with sexual trauma survivors
  • Measurement and psychometric evaluation of trauma constructs
  • Use of collaborative technologies, such as MS SharePoint

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Student Investigator Award, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Selected Publications

King, M.W., Street, A.E., Gradus, J.L., Vogt, D.S., & Resick, P.A. (2013). Gender differences in posttraumatic stress symptoms among OEF/OIF veterans: An item response theory analysis. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 175-183.

Knight, R.A., & King, M.W. (2012). Typologies for child molesters - The generation of a new structural model. In B.K. Schwartz (Ed.), The Sex Offender (Vol. 7, pp. 5.1-5.26). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute.

Hecker, J.E., King, M.W., & Scoular, R.J. (2009). The startle-probe reflex: An alternative approach for the measurement of adult male sexual interest. In D. Thornton & D.R. Laws (Eds.), Cognitive Approaches to the Assessment of Sexual Interest in Sexual Offenders. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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