Steven Bruce, PhD

Steven E. Bruce, PhD is the Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery, Director of Clinical Training, and Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He then completed his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI. Dr. Bruce is a member of several scientific organizations including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) and has served on several editorial boards.  He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and over 150 presentations in the area of anxiety disorders. Dr. Bruce’s primary research interests and clinical specializations include the treatment of anxiety and affective disorders, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder. Specifically, Dr. Bruce is interested in conducting translational research incorporating neuroimaging and psychophysiological assessment as both predictors and outcomes of cognitive behavioral treatment response.

Presentation:

How is Treatment of PTSD Related to Prevention?

By attending this presentation, participates will: 

  • Discuss the relationship between the treatment of PTSD and future relapse.

  • Discuss early intervention efforts at reducing the onset of PTSD following a traumatic event.

  • Briefly discuss the effectiveness of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD.