Director, Center for Psychological Services
School of Psychology and Counseling
Brown University 1984, Fordham University 1996
Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic/Integrative
Practice Specialties: Grief and loss; trauma; PTSD; veterans; emergency psychiatry.
- Clinical and psychosocial interventions with military service personnel (Veterans) and their family members
- Individual differences in recognition of and response to psychological distress
- Deployment and Readjustment challenges for veterans, spouses, children
- The roles of shame and stigma as barriers to psychological help-seeking
- Program development and evaluation
Current and Recent Lab Activity
Investigation of factors that may influence peer recognition of and response to distress (PTSD vs. Depression vs. Pain) in a vignette character (Veteran vs. Civilian).
To begin asap: Replication of above study, adding gender of participant and gender of vignette character.
Upcoming: Large sample descriptive study of Veterans.
Thereafter I expect to continue research on trauma, stigma, shame; civilians, not veterans.
On request: Present workshops on the psychological needs of veterans returning from war and starting college, and also the psychological effects of deployment to war on veterans and their families.
Ongoing analyses of large data sets from Vignette studies are described above.
Professional Local Organizations
- APA – Division 56 (Trauma)
- NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
- NJ State PTSD Task Force
- FDU Veterans Services Advisory Board
- FDU Institutional Review Board
For current and recent lab presentations/publications, click here.
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