Karen E. Krinsley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Karen Krinsley


Dr. Karen Krinsley is the Trauma Recovery Section Co-Chief for VA Boston Healthcare System, responsible for administration of the trauma programs across sites. She is affiliated with the the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and is one of two PTSD mentors for VISN 1, the New England region of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Krinsley provides and supervises evidence-based treatments such as exposure-based therapy for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Seeking Safety, and other treatments for PTSD and comorbid disorders.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Rutgers University–Camden, PhD
  • Rutgers University–Camden, MS
  • Pomona College, BA


  • Published on 2/20/2018

    Najavits LM, Krinsley K, Waring ME, Gallagher MW, Skidmore C. A Randomized Controlled Trial for Veterans with PTSD and Substance Use Disorder: Creating Change versus Seeking Safety. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 09 19; 53(11):1788-1800. PMID: 29461920.

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  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Keen SM, Kutter CJ, Niles BL, Krinsley KE. Psychometric properties of PTSD Checklist in sample of male veterans. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008; 45(3):465-74. PMID: 18629754.

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  • Published on 8/1/2003

    Krinsley KE, Gallagher JG, Weathers FW, Kutter CJ, Kaloupek DG. Consistency of retrospective reporting about exposure to traumatic events. J Trauma Stress. 2003 Aug; 16(4):399-409. PMID: 12895023.

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  • Published on 9/1/1992

    Bry BH, Krinsley KE. Booster sessions and long-term effects of behavioral family therapy on adolescent substance use and school performance. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 1992 Sep; 23(3):183-9. PMID: 1487536.

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  • Published on 1/1/1992

    Bry, B.H., & Krinsley, K.E. NIDA Research Monograph, Problems of Drug Dependence, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc. Coordinated family and school behavioral intervention to prevent and reduce early adolescent substance abuse. 1992.

  • Published on 1/1/1992

    Krinsley, K.E., & Keane, T.M. W. Coryell & G. Winokur, Eds. Contemporary Psychology. A review of The Clinical Management ofAnxiety Disorders. 1992; 37:1289-1290.

  • Published on 1/1/1991

    Krinsley, K.E., & Bry, B. H. Child and Family Behavior Therapy. Contingency analyses of adolescent, mother, and father behaviors in distressed and nondistressed families. 1991; 13:45-62.

  • Published on 1/1/1989

    Bry B H & Krinsley K E. In E. L. Feindler & G. R. Kalfus (Eds.), Casebook in adolescent behavior therapy . Adolescent substance abuse: A case study. Springer. New York. 1989.

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