Research Areas: Clinical Psychology
Area of Specialization– Adult Psychology
Advisor– Norah Feeny
Research Interests– My research interests are primarily focused on enhancing treatment access, engagement, and effectiveness for PTSD, depression, and related mental health disorders, particularly among survivors of sexual trauma. I am interested in discovering what treatments work best for whom, so as to better inform treatment selection and ways to tailor treatment strategies.
Selected Recent Publications:
Held, P., Bagley, J. M., Klassen, B., & Pollack, M. H. (2019). Intensively-delivered cognitive behavioral therapies: An overview of a promising treatment delivery format for PTSD and other mental health disorders. Psychiatric Annals, 49(8), 339-342. https://doi.org/10.3928/00485713-20190711-01
Miller, M. L., Bagley, J. M., Normand, P., Brennan, M. B., Van Horn, R., Pollack, M. H., & Held, P. (2020). Increasing mindfulness skills of veterans with PTSD through daily mindfulness training incorporated into an intensive treatment program. Mindfulness, 11, 964–974. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01326-5
Tirone, V., Smith, D. L., Steigerwald, V. L., Bagley, J. M., Brennan, M. B., Van Horn, R., … & Held, P. (2020). Examining the impact of sexual re-victimization in a sample of veterans undergoing intensive PTSD treatment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 00(0), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519897333
Held, P., Zalta, A. K., Smith, D. L., Bagley, J. M., Steigerwald, V. L., Boley, R. A., … & Pollack, M. H. (in press). Maintenance of treatment gains up to 12-months following a three-week cognitive processing therapy-based intensive PTSD treatment program for veterans. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.
Bagley, J. M., Smith, D. L., Brennan, M.B., Van Horn, R., Pollack, M. H., & Held, P. (2020, March). Rate of veterans’ PTSD symptom reduction predicts outcomes 3 months post-treatment. Poster accepted for presentation at the 40th Annual Conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, San Antonio, TX.
Bagley, J. M., Smith, D. L., Boley, R. A., Pollack, M. H., & Held, P. (2019, November). Treatment response trajectories in a three-week CPT-based intensive treatment program for veterans with PTSD. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Atlanta, GA.