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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Dr. Litz is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychological and Brain Sciences and is also the Director of the Mental Health Core of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is principal investigator on various research projects funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Litz is internationally recognized as an expert on PTSD, military trauma, and the early intervention and treatment of trauma, traumatic loss, and moral injury. He also evaluates the mental health outcomes associated with military deployments across the lifespan and develops and validates assessment instruments to evaluate PTSD and moral injury. Dr. Litz’s recent work entails evaluations of the psychiatric, psychological, social, and spiritual impact of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars among active-duty military personnel and veterans and conducting clinical trials of a psychotherapy developed by Dr. Litz and his colleagues called Adaptive Disclosure ( that targets warzone trauma, loss, and moral injury. He has 300 publications and has authored three books. Dr. Litz is also a fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Psychopathological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science, and he is a former member of the Psychological Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board. He has also been a member of various special committees sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Concept Psychological Trauma
Concept Wounds and Injuries
Academic Article Attention, arousal, and memory in posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article The utility of the SCL-90-R for the diagnosis of war-zone related posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article Predictors of emotional numbing in posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article The quality of the intimate relationships of male Vietnam veterans: problems associated with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article Psychiatric symptomatology associated with contemporary peacekeeping: an examination of post-mission functioning among peacekeepers in Somalia.
Academic Article Increases in retrospective accounts of war-zone exposure over time: the role of PTSD symptom severity.
Academic Article Predictors of emotional numbing, revisited: a replication and extension.
Academic Article Emotional experiencing in women with posttraumatic stress disorder: congruence between facial expressivity and self-report.
Academic Article The relationship between self-disclosure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in peacekeepers deployed to Somalia.
Academic Article Behavioral interventions for recent trauma: empirically informed practice guidelines.
Academic Article Has resilience to severe trauma been underestimated?
Academic Article Prevalence and psychological correlates of complicated grief among bereaved adults 2.5-3.5 years after September 11th attacks.
Academic Article Indirect exposure to the September 11 terrorist attacks: does symptom structure resemble PTSD?
Academic Article A group randomized trial of critical incident stress debriefing provided to U.S. peacekeepers.
Academic Article Early intervention for trauma: where are we and where do we need to go? A commentary.
Academic Article The impact of reported direct and indirect killing on mental health symptoms in Iraq war veterans.
Academic Article PTSD subclusters and functional impairment in Kosovo peacekeepers.
Academic Article The impact of killing in war on mental health symptoms and related functioning.
Academic Article Israeli civilians under heavy bombardment: prediction of the severity of post-traumatic symptoms.
Academic Article Heterogeneity in the course of posttraumatic stress disorder: trajectories of symptomatology.
Academic Article Deployment stressors and outcomes among Air Force chaplains.
Academic Article Accidental and intentional perpetration of serious injury or death: correlates and relationship to trauma exposure.
Academic Article Trajectories of PTSD symptoms following sexual assault: is resilience the modal outcome?
Academic Article Predictors of risk and resilience for posttraumatic stress disorder among ground combat Marines: methods of the Marine Resiliency Study.
Academic Article What is the typical response to sexual assault? Reply to Bonanno (2013).
Academic Article Moral injury: a mechanism for war-related psychological trauma in military family members.
Academic Article Resilience in the aftermath of war trauma: a critical review and commentary.
Academic Article The relationship between course of PTSD symptoms in deployed U.S. Marines and degree of combat exposure.
Academic Article Early PTSD symptom sub-clusters predicting chronic posttraumatic stress following sexual assault.
Academic Article Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Expressive Writing to Address Readjustment Difficulties Among U.S. Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans.
Academic Article Early intervention for trauma and loss: overview and working care model.
Academic Article Identity adjustment among Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans with reintegration difficulty.
Academic Article The structure of PTSD in active-duty marines across the deployment cycle.
Academic Article Residual sleep disturbances following PTSD treatment in active duty military personnel.
Academic Article Emotional suppression in torture survivors: Relationship to posttraumatic stress symptoms and trauma-related negative affect.
Academic Article Ethnoracial differences in PTSD symptoms and trauma-related cognitions in treatment-seeking active duty military personnel for PTSD.
Academic Article Distinguishing war-related PTSD resulting from perpetration- and betrayal-based morally injurious events.
Academic Article Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article Long-Term Trajectories of PTSD in Vietnam-Era Veterans: The Course and Consequences of PTSD in Twins.
Academic Article Compassion-Based Therapy for Trauma-Related Shame and Posttraumatic Stress: Initial Evaluation Using a Multiple Baseline Design.
Academic Article Longitudinal Measurement Invariance of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Deployed Marines.
Academic Article Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies Associated With the DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria.
Academic Article Psychosocial rehabilitation after war trauma with adaptive disclosure: Design and rationale of a comparative efficacy trial.
Academic Article Resilience and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Iraq: A Prospective Study of Latent Class Trajectories and Their Predictors.
Academic Article Emotional numbing symptoms partially mediate the association between exposure to potentially morally injurious experiences and sexual anxiety for male service members.
Academic Article The Influence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Health Functioning in Active-Duty Military Service Members.
Academic Article Distinct Trauma Types in Military Service Members Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Academic Article APA handbook of trauma psychology (C. Dalenberg, S. Gold, J. Cook, eds.)
Academic Article The Mechanisms of Psychosocial Injury Following Human Rights Violations, Mass Trauma, and Torture
Academic Article Coping and Mental Health Outcomes Among Israelis Living With the Chronic Threat of Terrorism
Academic Article The Effects of Perceived Community Cohesion on Stress Symptoms Following a Terrorist Attack
Academic Article Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (G. Reyes, J. Elhai, J. Ford, eds.)
Academic Article Posttraumatic Growth Among Gulf War I Veterans: The Predictive Role of Deployment-Related Experiences and Background Characteristics
Academic Article Research on the Impact of Military Trauma: Current Status and Future Directions
Academic Article An Exploratory Study of the Psychological Impact and Clinical Care of Perinatal Loss
Academic Article Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders (Martin M. Antony & David H. Barlow, eds.)
Academic Article The art of evidence-based treatment of trauma survivors
Academic Article Physical Health Symptoms in Peacekeepers: Has the Role of Deployment Stress Been Overrated?
Academic Article Posttraumatic Growth and Posttraumatic Stress Among Military Medical Personnel
Academic Article Workshop II: Language, Relationship and Action: The Role of Communication, Understanding and Physical Action in Overcoming Trauma
Academic Article Fractured memory: The lasting psychological legacy of trauma
Academic Article Traumatic Stress: From Theory to Practice
Academic Article Early intervention for trauma in adults: A framework for first aid and secondary prevention
Academic Article Deployed Military Medical Personnel: Impact of Combat and Healthcare Trauma Exposure.
Academic Article Sources of moral injury among war veterans: A qualitative evaluation.
Academic Article Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Peritraumatic and Posttraumatic Emotions Questionnaires Among Active Duty Military Personnel With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Academic Article Moral Injury: An Integrative Review.
Academic Article Examination of Treatment Effects on Hazardous Drinking Among Service Members With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Academic Article Defining and Measuring Moral Injury: Rationale, Design, and Preliminary Findings From the Moral Injury Outcome Scale Consortium.
Academic Article Online expressive writing intervention for reintegration difficulties among veterans: Who is most likely to benefit?
Academic Article An epidemiological evaluation of trauma types in a cohort of deployed service members.
Academic Article Introduction to the Special Issue on Moral Injury: Conceptual Challenges, Methodological Issues, and Clinical Applications.
Academic Article Guilt in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Active Duty Military Personnel.
Academic Article Depression Suppresses Treatment Response for Traumatic Loss-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active Duty Military Personnel.
Academic Article Patterns and predictors of change in trauma-focused treatments for war-related posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article Trauma-Related Cognitions and Cognitive Emotion Regulation as Mediators of PTSD Change Among Treatment-Seeking Active-Duty Military Personnel With PTSD.
Academic Article A pilot randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral treatment for trauma-related nightmares in active duty military personnel.
Academic Article A pilot randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral treatment for trauma-related nightmares in active duty military personnel.
Grant South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR)
Grant The Assessment Core of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience - Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (STRONG-STAR)
Academic Article Profiles of moral distress and associated outcomes among student veterans.
Academic Article Response to Zalta and Held''s "Commentary on the Special Issue on Moral Injury: Leveraging Existing Constructs to Test the Heuristic Model of Moral Injury".
Academic Article The Impact of Hazardous Drinking Among Active Duty Military With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Does Cognitive Processing Therapy Format Matter?
Academic Article The effects of web-prolonged exposure among military personnel and veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Academic Article Associations Between Service Members'' Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Partner Accommodation Over Time.

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