Entry Year

2013

Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology

Mentor

Leslie Morland, PsyD

E-mail

sw4618@gmail.com

Research Interests

Stephanie is interested in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and understanding how to improve treatments for PTSD and how to use novel service delivery modalities (e.g., technology, home-based care) to increase access to care. Stephanie is also interested in understanding factors that influence veterans’ engagement in PTSD treatment and learning how to improve existing clinical practices to increase engagement in evidence-based PTSD treatments.

Representative Publications
  • Wells, S. Y., Morland, L. A., Torres, E. M., Kloezeman, K., Mackintosh, M. A., & Aarons, G. A. (2017). The development of a brief version of the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory (PTCI-9). Assessment, online advance publication.

  • Wells, S. Y., Lang, A. J., Schmalzl, L., Groessl, E. J., & Strauss, J. L. (2016). Yoga as an intervention for PTSD: A theoretical rationale and review of the literature. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 3, 60-72. doi: 10.1007/s40501-016-0068-7

  • Bodenlos, J. S., Wells, S. Y., Noonan, M., & Mayrsohn, A. (2015). Facets of dispositional mindfulness and health among college students. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 21, 645-652. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0302.

  • Iverson, K. M., Huang, K., Wells, S. Y., Wright, J., Gerber, M. R., & Wiltsey-Stirman, S. (2014). Women veterans’ preferences for intimate partner violence screening and response procedures within the Veterans Health Administration. Research in Nursing & Health, 37, 302-311. doi: 10.1002/nur.21602

  • Resick, P. A., Suvak, M. K., & Wells, S. Y. (2014). The impact of childhood abuse among women with assault-related PTSD receiving short-term CBT. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 558-567.

  • Shnaider, P., Vorstenbosch, V., Macdonald, A., Wells, S. Y., Monson, C. M., & Resick, P. A. (2014). Associations between functioning and PTSD symptom clusters in a dismantling trial of cognitive processing therapy in female interpersonal violence survivors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 526-534.

  • Bodenlos, J. S., Noonan, M., & Wells, S. Y. (2013). Mindfulness and alcohol problems in college students: The mediating effects of stress. Journal of American College Health, 61, 371-378. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2013.805714

  • Iverson, K. M., Wells, S. Y., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., Vaughn, R., & Gerber, M. R. (2013). VHA primary care providers’ perspectives on screening female Veterans for intimate partner violence: A preliminary assessment. Journal of Family Violence, 28, 823-831.

  • Mitchell, K.S., Wells, S.Y., Mendes, A., & Resick, P. A. (2012). Treatment improves symptoms shared by PTSD and disordered eating. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 535-542.

  • Resick, P. A., Bovin, M. J., Calloway, A. L., Dick, A., King, M. W., Mitchell, K. S., Suvak, M. K., Wells, S. Y., Wiltsey-Stirman, S., & Wolf, E. J. (2012). A critical evaluation of the Complex PTSD literature: Implications for DSM-5. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 241-251. doi: 10.1002/jts.21699.

  • Thorp, S. R., Wells, S. Y., & Cook, J. (in press). PTSD treatment for older adults. Handbook of Trauma Psychology. American Psychological Association.

  • Thorp, S. R., Glassman, L. H., & Wells, S. Y. (accepted). Posttraumatic stress disorder and ageing. In N. Thapa (Ed), Encyclopedia of GeroPsychology. New Delhi: Springer.

  • Wells, S. Y., Williams, K., Walter, K. H., Moreno, L., Butler, E., Glassman, L. H. & Thorp. S. R. (2014). Informed consent for providing services via clinical video. In P. Tuerk & P. Shore (Eds), Behavioral Telehealth Series: Clinical Video Conferencing: Program Development and Practice. New York, NY: Springer International.

  • Bovin, M. J., Wells, S. Y., Rasmusson, A. M., Hayes, J. P., & Resick, P. A. (2014). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In P. Emmelkamp & T. Ehring (Eds.), International Handbook of Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice (pp. 457-496). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Bovin, M. J., Wells, S. Y., & Resick, P. A. (2014). Rape victims. In L. Grossman & S.Walfish (Eds.), Translating Research into Practice: A Desk Reference for Practicing Mental Health. New York: Springer Publishing.

  • Bovin, M. J., Wells, S. Y., & Resick, P. A. (2012). Terapias focadas no trauma para sobreviventes de violação. In S. Neves (Ed.), Intervenção psicológica e social com vítimas (Vol. II). Coimbra: Almedina.

Grants/Awards
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar