Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Denise Sloan
150 S Huntington Avenue


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 Chobanian and Avedisian 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.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Case Western Reserve University, PhD
  • Case Western Reserve University, MA
  • Stony Brook University, BA


  • Published on 8/23/2023

    Sloan DM, Marx BP, Acierno R, Messina M, Muzzy W, Gallagher MW, Litwack S, Sloan C. Written Exposure Therapy vs Prolonged Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2023 Aug 23. PMID: 37610727.

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  • Published on 7/20/2023

    Thompson-Hollands J, Lunney CA, Sloan DM, Wiltsey Stirman S, Schnurr PP. Treatment length and symptom improvement in prolonged exposure and present-centered therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder: Comparing dose-response and good-enough level models in two manualized interventions. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2023 Oct; 91(10):596-605. PMID: 37471022.

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  • Published on 7/6/2023

    Benfer N, Grunthal B, Dondanville KA, Young-McCaughan S, Blankenship A, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Krystal JH, Marx BP, McGeary DD, McLean CP, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Sloan DM, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Mintz J, Keane TM, Peterson AL, Litz BT. DSM-5 criterion-a-based trauma types in service members and veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychol Trauma. 2023 Jul 06. PMID: 37410416.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Alpert E, Shotwell Tabke C, Cole TA, Lee DJ, Sloan DM. A systematic review of literature examining mediators and mechanisms of change in empirically supported treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. Clin Psychol Rev. 2023 Jul; 103:102300. PMID: 37320986.

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  • Published on 4/24/2023

    Nillni YI, Baul TD, Paul E, Godfrey LB, Sloan DM, Valentine SE. Written exposure therapy for treatment of perinatal PTSD among women with comorbid PTSD and SUD: A pilot study examining feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2023; 83:66-74. PMID: 37119780.

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  • Published on 2/13/2023

    Stoycos SA, Berzenski SR, Beck JG, Unger W, Cappellano JM, Spofford CM, Sloan DM. Predictors of treatment completion in group psychotherapy for male veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2023 Apr; 36(2):346-358. PMID: 36782378.

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  • Published on 1/16/2023

    Stanley IH, Marx BP, Fina BA, Young-McCaughan S, Tyler HC, Sloan DM, Blankenship AE, Dondanville KA, Walker JL, Boffa JW, Bryan CJ, Brown LA, Straud CL, Mintz J, Abdallah CG, Back SE, Blount TH, DeBeer BB, Flanagan J, Foa EB, Fox PT, Fredman SJ, Krystal J, McDevitt-Murphy ME, McGeary DD, Pruiksma KE, Resick PA, Roache JD, Shiroma P, Taylor DJ, Wachen JS, Kaplan AM, López-Roca AL, Nicholson KL, Schobitz RP, Schrader CC, Sharrieff AM, Yarvis JS, Litz BT, Keane TM, Peterson AL. Psychometric Properties of the Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors Interview-Short Form Among U.S. Active Duty Military Service Members and Veterans. Assessment. 2023 Oct; 30(7):2332-2346. PMID: 36644835.

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  • Published on 9/16/2022

    Alpert E, Hayes AM, Barnes JB, Sloan DM. Using Client Narratives to Identify Predictors of Outcome in Written Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Behav Ther. 2023 Mar; 54(2):185-199. PMID: 36858753.

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  • Published on 9/8/2022

    Worley CB, Rosen CS, LoSavio ST, Aajmain ST, Stirman SW, Sloan DM. An examination of individual and organizational theory in a pilot virtual facilitated learning collaborative to implement written exposure therapy. Psychol Serv. 2022 Sep 08. PMID: 36074601.

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  • Published on 6/6/2022

    Cole TA, Reuman L, Lee DJ, Shotwell Tabke C, Marx BP, Sloan DM. The effect of time since index trauma on trauma-related beliefs. Psychol Trauma. 2022 Jun 06. PMID: 35666937.

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