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Eve Carlson, PhD


Eve Carlson, PhD

Portrait of Eve Carlson, PhD

Research Health Science Specialist

Dissemination and Training Division

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  • American University, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., 1986
  • Haverford College, Psychology B.A. with Departmental Honors, 1982

Expertise and Interests

  • Assessment of trauma exposure and responses (including early responses)
  • Screening and risk prediction for posttraumatic mental health problems
  • Increasing access to care using technology and peer/lay mental health workers
  • Early interventions for those at risk after traumatic experiences
  • Dissociative symptoms

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Society for Medical Decision Making
  • International Society for the Study of Dissociation (Fellow)

Awards and Honors

  • Recognition for Outstanding Leadership For Service as President of the Board of Directors, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 2012
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, International Society for the Study of Dissociation, 1993
  • Chaim Danieli Young Professional Award, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 1993

Selected Publications

Carlson, E. B., Waelde, L. C., Palmeiri, P. A., Macia, K. S., Smith, S. R., & McDade-Montez, E. (2018). Development and validation of the Dissociative Symptoms Scale. Assessment, 25, 84-98. doi:10.1177/1073191116645904

Carlson, E. B., McDade-Montez, E., Dalenberg, C. J., Armstrong, J., & Loewenstein, R. J. (2013). Development and validation of the Structured Interview for Self-destructive Behavior. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 4(3), 312-327.

Carlson, E. B., Dalenberg, C. J., & McDade-Montez, E. (2012). Dissociation in posttraumatic stress disorder Part I: Definitions and review of research. Psychological Trauma, 4(5), 479-489.

Carlson, E. B., Smith, S., Palmieri, P. A., Dalenberg, C., Ruzek, J. I., Kimerling, R., Burling, T. A., & Spain, D. A. (2011). Development and validation of a brief self-report measure of traumatic events: The Trauma History Screen. Psychological Assessment, 23(2), 463-477.

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