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Patricia A. Resick, Ph.D., ABPP


After earning her doctorate from the University of Georgia, Dr. Resick served as Assistant to Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota, and Associate to Full Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she was awarded an endowed professorship, Curator’s Professor in 2000. During that time she developed and was Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery. In 2003, Dr. Resick became Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. In 2013, she joined Duke University.Dr. Resick’s specialty is understanding and treating the effects of traumatic events, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She developed Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. Dr. Resick’s research has been continuously funded for 40 years; she has published over 300 articles and chapters and 10 books. She has served as President of both the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She has won research and mentoring awards from ISTSS and ABCT as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from two divisions of the American Psychological Association and from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.