Area of Specialization – Adult Clinical Psychology
Research Advisor/Mentor – Dr. Norah Feeny
Research Interests – I am interested in the development and treatment of PTSD across different populations, better understanding the factors that influence PTSD treatment choice, and the stigma associated with a PTSD diagnosis. Some of my recent research projects have explored the influence of trauma-related negative cognitions on PTSD treatment choice and PTSD treatment preference among individuals with subthreshold PTSD.
Recent presentations – Bergman, H.E., Brennan, E., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (November 2013). The influence of PTSD diagnostic category, treatment history, and treatment beliefs on PTSD treatment choice. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
Bergman, H.E., Rytwinski, N.K., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (April 2013). The influence of negative cognitions and treatment history on treatment beliefs and PTSD treatment choice. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, La Jolla, CA.
Bergman, H.E., Feeny, N.C., & Zoellner, L.A. (April 2012). Examining underlying beliefs of PTSD treatment choice: Preliminary psychometric properties of the Treatment Beliefs Questionnaire. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA.
Favorite Part of the Program and Comments on the Faculty – The program provides great clinical and research training and opportunities. The faculty is very supportive and encouraging!