Kathy Benhamou


Mather Memorial

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Research Areas: Adult Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialization – Adult Clinical Psychology

Research Advisor/Mentor – Norah Feeny

Research Interests – My primary research interest is in PTSD treatment outcomes and processes. I am most interested in investigating empirically supported treatments for PTSD, and specifically, understanding for whom these treatments work best and studying underlying mechanisms of improvement with the intention of optimizing care. Additionally, I am interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for PTSD.

Selected Recent Publications & Presentations:

Foa, E. B., McLean, C. P., Zandberg, L. J., Zang, Y., Asnaani, A., Benhamou, K., Rosenfield, D., Campbell, H., Francis, J, Hanson, B. S., Lillard, I. J., Patterson, T. J., Scott, V., Weber, C., Wise, J. E., Zamora, C. Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Peterson, A., L., for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2017). The implementation of prolonged exposure: Design of a multisite study evaluating the usefulness of workshop with and without consultation. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 61, 48-54.

Asnaani, A., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Benhamou, K., Yarvis, J. S., Peterson, A. L., Young-McCaughan, S., Borah, E. V., Dondanville, K. A., Hembree, E. A., Litz, B. T., Mintz, J., Foa, E. B., for the STRONG STAR Consortium. (in press). The influence of posttraumatic stress disorder on health functioning in active duty military service members. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Wakschal, E., Benhamou, K., Brown, L. A., & Foa, E. B. (2018, April). Differences in skin conductance response (SCR) in 60 versus 90 minute sessions of prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD. Poster presentation at the 2018 Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Benhamou, K., Asnaani, A, & Foa, E. B. (2017, November). Sleep dysfunction improvements in trauma-exposed patients in a naturalistic treatment setting. Poster presentation at the 2017 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Umaran, O., Benhamou, K., Petersen, J., Asnaani, A., Hoyuela, F., Oterino, A., & Foa, E. B.  (2017, November). Posttraumatic stress disorder in migraines: An integrated protocol for combined psychological treatment. Primary poster presenter at the 2017 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Benhamou, K. & Asnaani, A. (2017, August). CTSA Clinical REDCap Data Findings. Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.