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  Susan Roth, Affliated Faculty
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  Susan RothProfessor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

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  • Ph.D. Northwestern University 1973
  • Licensed Practicing Psychologist, North Carolina 1974
  • M.A. Northwestern University 1972
  • B.A. Barnard College, Columbia University 1970

Research Interests: Response To Major Life Stress

Interests broadly include the process of coping with trauma, the development of post traumatic chronic psychological disorders and treatment interventions for chronic PTSD. Current research efforts are focused on documenting the coping process in sexual trauma survivors.

Administrative Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Dissertation Advisor for 26 Ph.D. recipients in Psychology, Duke University
Selected Publications   (More Selected Publications)
  1. Krause, ED; Roth, S. "Child Sexual Abuse History and Feminine Gender-Role Identity." Sex Roles 64:1 (January, 2011): 32-42. [doi]  [abs]
  2. van der Kolk, BA; Roth, S; Pelcovitz, D; Sunday, S; Spinazzola, J. "Disorders of extreme stress: The empirical foundation of a complex adaptation to trauma.." Journal of Traumatic Stress 18:5 (October, 2005): 389-399. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Krause, E.D., DeRosa, R.R., & Roth, S.. "Gender, trauma themes, and PTSD: Narratives of male and female survivors." Gender and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Edited by Kimerling, R., Ouimette, P., & Wolfe, J. 2002.
  4. Roth, S; Friedman, MJ. "Childhood trauma remembered: A report on the current scientific knowledge base and its applications."  Also reprinted in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 7, 83-111 Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 7:1 (August, 1998): 83-109. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Kilpatrick, D.G., Resnick, H.S., Freedy, J.R., Pelcovitz, D., Resick, P., Roth, S., & van der Kolk, B.. "Posttraumatic stress disorder field trial: Evaluation of the PTSD construct: Criteria A through E." DSM-IV sourcebook, volume IV. Edited by Widiger, T.A., Frances, A.J., Pincus, H.A., Ross, R., First, M.B., Davis, W., & Kline, M.  vol. IV1998.