Denise M. Sloan, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MA, Case Western Reserve University

Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D. is a psychologist and Associate Director in the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD. She is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her research expertise is in psychosocial treatments for PTSD and emotion in psychopathology. She has received funding from her work from several organizations, including the National Institute for Mental Health and Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Sloan is a member of several editorial boards including Behavior Therapy, Behaviour Research and Therapy, and Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

VA Boston Healthcare System

2017 Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology
2015 International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies: Distinguished Mentor Award

Comparative effectiveness PTSD Trial of Sequenced Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy in Primary care
06/01/2020 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
University of Washington Patient-Cnt.Out. Res

Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Daniel Lee
10/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Jenny Lee
11/04/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial
09/15/2012 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Written Exposure Treatment for PTSD: A Noninferiority Trial
An Efficient Exposure-Based Treatment for PTSD Compared to Prolonged Exposure: A Non-Inferiority Randomized Trial
Brief Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Enhancing Treatment Engagement and Retension

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 An efficient, exposure-based treatment for PTSD compared to Prolonged Exposure: A non-inferiority randomized trial 1I01CX001967-01
2016 Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial 4R01MH095737-05 10
2016 Group CBT for Chronic PTSD: RCT with Veterans 5I01CX000467-05 5
2015 Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial 5R01MH095737-04 10
2015 Group CBT for Chronic PTSD: RCT with Veterans 5I01CX000467-04 5
2014 Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial 5R01MH095737-03 10
2014 Group CBT for Chronic PTSD: RCT with Veterans 5I01CX000467-03 5
2013 Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial 5R01MH095737-02 10
2013 Group CBT for Chronic PTSD: RCT with Veterans 5I01CX000467-02 5
2012 Written Exposure Therapy for PTSD: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial 1R01MH095737-01A1 10
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  1. Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. The Use of a Brief Family Intervention to Reduce Dropout Among Veterans in Individual Trauma-Focused Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trauma Stress. 2021 Apr 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33891718
  2. Sloan DM, Marx BP, Acierno R, Messina M, Cole TA. Comparing written exposure therapy to Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD in a veteran sample: A non-inferiority randomized design. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100764.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33937580; PMCID: PMC8079278; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100764;
  3. Beck JG, Clapp JD, Unger W, Wattenberg M, Sloan DM. Moderators of PTSD symptom change in group cognitive behavioral therapy and group present centered therapy. J Anxiety Disord. 2021 May; 80:102386. PMID: 33799175
  4. Thompson-Hollands J, Sloan DM, Marx BP. Seeking to Understand the Conditions Under Which Exposure-Based Writing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an Effective Approach: A Commentary on Dawson et al. (2020). J Trauma Stress. 2021 Feb; 34(1):267-268.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33277946
  5. Worley CB, LoSavio ST, Aajmain S, Rosen C, Stirman SW, Sloan DM. Training During a Pandemic: Successes, Challenges, and Practical Guidance From a Virtual Facilitated Learning Collaborative Training Program for Written Exposure Therapy. J Trauma Stress. 2020 10; 33(5):634-642. PMID: 33007149; PMCID: PMC7675270; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22589;
  6. Thompson-Hollands J, Marx BP, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. Longitudinal change in self-reported peritraumatic dissociation during and after a course of posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: Contributions of symptom severity and time. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Sep 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32881568
  7. Marx BP, Thompson-Hollands J, Lee DJ, Resick PA, Sloan DM. Estimated Intelligence Moderates Cognitive Processing Therapy Outcome for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Behav Ther. 2021 01; 52(1):162-169.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33483114
  8. McLean CP, Miller ML, Gengler R, Henderson J, Sloan DM. The efficacy of written exposure therapy versus imaginal exposure delivered online for posttraumatic stress disorder: Design of a randomized controlled trial in Veterans. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 04; 91:105990. PMID: 32184198
  9. Sloan DM, Marx BP, Resick PA, Young-McCaughan S, Dondanville KA, Mintz J, Litz BT, Peterson AL. Study design comparing written exposure therapy to cognitive processing therapy for PTSD among military service members: A noninferiority trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Mar; 17:100507.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31890987; PMCID: PMC6926127; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100507;
  10. Alpert E, Hayes AM, Barnes JB, Sloan DM. Predictors of Dropout in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: An Examination of Trauma Narrative Content. Behav Ther. 2020 09; 51(5):774-788. PMID: 32800305; PMCID: PMC7431675; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2019.11.003;
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Psychosocial interventions for PTSD
Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology
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