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Patricia Watson, PhD


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Patricia Watson, PhD

National Center for PTSD


Patricia Watson, PhD is a psychologist with the National Center for PTSD and consultant with the PTSD Consultation Program. She is co-author of the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Guide and the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Manual, produced by the National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

She is also a co-author of the Stress First Aid (SFA) self-care and peer support model, originally named Combat Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA)—produced by the Department of Defense and the Defense Centers for Excellence—and since then adapted for fire and rescue personnel, rail workers, public safety personnel, health care personnel, and pre-trial and probation personnel.

Dr. Watson has additionally co-edited three books on disaster behavioral health interventions, numerous articles on resilience and early intervention, SAMHSA guidance documents, and articles and chapters on disaster mental health, public mental health, resilience, combat and operational stress, and pandemic flu.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health