Patricia Resick, PhD, ABPP

Patricia A. Resick, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Resick served as an Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota; Full Professor at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and was awarded an endowed professorship, Curator’s Professor in 2000. She developed and was the Director of the Center for Trauma Recovery. In 2003, Dr. Resick became the Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare system and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University. In 2013, she moved to Duke University. Dr. Resick’s specialty is in understanding and treating the effects of traumatic events, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She developed Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD and is currently overseeing multiple clinical trials. The treatment manual for CPT has been translated into seven languages and has been disseminated throughout the VA in the U.S., Canada and Australia. CPT is considered a first line therapy for PTSD. Dr. Resick has been continuously funded for 40 years; she has published over 260 articles and chapters and 10 books on PTSD.