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Melissa Ming Foynes, PhD

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Melissa Ming Foynes, PhD

VA Mental Health Services


Melissa Ming Foynes, PhD serves as the Clinical Programs and Practices Lead for VA Mental Health Services' national Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Support Team, a national education and training, program development, and policy team. She also serves as the program lead for the MST Consultation Program and as one of its consultants. Prior to her work with the MST Support Team, she served as a Staff Psychologist and the Director of Clinical Training in the Women's Stress Disorder Treatment Team at VA Boston.

After obtaining her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon, Dr. Foynes completed her internship at Yale University School of Medicine, where she received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She completed her Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in PTSD at the National Center for PTSD, where she continued to receive advanced training in utilizing evidence-based practice to treat trauma-related mental health difficulties in complex patient populations.

Dr. Foynes provides mentorship and supervision to trainees at all levels as well as clinical services to veterans. She is a VA certified Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing, and Interpersonal Therapy therapist. Dr. Foynes is an affiliate of the Women's Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University's School of Medicine.

Her primary area of research focuses on understanding how multiple dimensions of diversity and experiences of discrimination influence trauma-related difficulties and recovery.

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