Biographies

Candice M. Monson, Ph.D.

Candice M. Monson, Ph.D.

Candice M. Monson, Ph.D., is one of the foremost experts on intimate relationships and PTSD and the use of couple therapy to treat traumatic stress reactions. She is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario and Affiliate of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, where she previously served as Deputy Director. Dr. Monson’s primary interests are on the development, testing, and dissemination of treatments for PTSD. Dr. Monson co-authored Cognitive Processing Therapy: Veteran/Military Version and is the primary developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD.


Steffany J. Fredman, Ph.D.

Steffany J. Fredman, Ph.D.

Steffany J. Fredman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Fredman conducts research on PTSD and related conditions within a couple/family context, with a focus on understanding ways that partner and family involvement in treatment optimizes outcomes for those with these conditions. She is the co-author of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD.


Jeremiah Schumm, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Schumm, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Schumm, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Dr. Schumm conducts research on the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance use disorders within a couple/family context and couple/family interventions for PTSD and substance use disorders. He is currently conducting a VA-funded research study to develop an integrated couple-based treatment for Veterans with an alcohol use disorder and PTSD.


Alexandra Macdonald, Ph.D.

Jeremiah Schumm, Ph.D.

Alexandra Macdonald, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD. Her clinical and research interests are in the overlap between, and treatment of, PTSD and substance abuse disorders.

 


Kevin Beasley

Kevin S. Beasley, LCSW

Kevin S. Beasley, LCSW, is a clinical social worker at the Veteran Affairs Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Beasley’s clinical focus is empirically supported treatments of PTSD and integration couple/family interventions into PTSD treatment. Prior to working at the VA Mr. Beasley worked for the Department of Defense specializing in marital therapy with couples/families dealing with domestic violence.


Louanne Davis

Louanne Davis, Psy.D

Louanne Davis, Psy.D., is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center and Associate Scientist for Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of School of Medicine. Dr. Davis’s primary research focus is on developing and testing novel treatments in populations suffering from serious and chronic physical and mental health conditions including PTSD. She is currently conducting a VA-funded research study to develop and evaluate a mindfulness-based adaptation of CBCT for PTSD that includes a weekend retreat for recently-returned veterans diagnosed with PTSD and their committed partners.


Brandi Luedtke

Brandi Luedtke

Brandi Luedtke, Psy.D., is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of School of Medicine. Dr. Luedtke’s primary clinical and research interests are in severe mental illness, including clinical interventions for those suffering from PTSD as well as couples based interventions for the treatment of serious mental health disorders. She is currently serving as project director of a VA-funded research study examining the effects of the adaptation and integration of mindfulness within the current CBCT for PTSD protocol with veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners.

 


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Philippe Shnaider, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (supervised practice) at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Shnaider’s primary clinical and research interests are in the treatment of trauma-related and anxiety disorders using individual and couple-based approaches.

 


Anne Wagner, PhD

Anne C. Wagner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at Ryerson University. Dr. Wagner’s primary interests are in the optimization of trauma intervention and PTSD treatments, focusing on community-engaged research methodologies and social factors. She has a particular interest in working with marginalized communities, and currently holds a CIHR-funded fellowship to examine trauma interventions for women living with HIV.