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Sonya Norman, PhD


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Sonya Norman, PhD

National Center for PTSD
University of California, San Diego


Sonya Norman, PhD, is Director of the PTSD Consultation Program through the Executive Division of the National Center for PTSD. She also serves as Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Norman is a clinical psychologist and researcher in the treatment of PTSD and addictions, applications of Prolonged Exposure therapy, implementation of evidence-based treatments of PTSD, novel treatments to address the kinds of problems recently deployed Veterans report, and mental health effects of trauma-related guilt and shame.

Dr. Norman is based at the VA San Diego Healthcare System where she previously directed the PTSD treatment program for Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also served as a consultant for the VA Prolonged Exposure therapy rollout.

Dr. Norman served as a member of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for PTSD workgroup in 2017 and 2022. She has over 170 publications related to PTSD and associated problems. Dr. Norman received her Ph.D. from Stanford University.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health