Center for Anxiety &
 Traumatic Stress (UWCATS)

Department of Psychology, Guthrie Annex 2, 2nd Floor, 206.685.3617

Research

Not everyone experiences a traumatic event such as a car accident, sexual assualt, or natural disaster in the same way.  Although some may recovery over time, others may continue to experience symtpoms months and even years after the traumatic event.  Indeed, individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder often experience involuntary retrieval of horrific memories, including intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and nightmares for months or even years following the trauma.  We are committed to better understanding how PTSD develops, its persistence over time, and how to better tailor our clinical interventions to improve clinical outcomes.

Personalizing and Enhancing PTSD Treatment

Understanding the Etiology and Mainenance of PTSD