Ongoing Research

Domestic Violence Intervention Services/ Call Rape (DVIS)

This study is examining readiness to change, emotional intelligence and PTSD symptoms as potential predictors of treatment outcome for perpetrators of domestic violence. The sample consists of offenders attending a 52-week court-mandated treatment program at Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS). This project also includes a follow-up study looking at recidivism rates in participants after completion of the program.

Efficacy of a Brief Treatment for Nightmares for Children

This study will be a pilot study investigating the efficacy of a brief CBT treatment for trauma-related nightmares in children.

Impact of Mass Disaster News Coverage on Adults

This meta-analysis project seeks to gather and analyze literature about clinical interventions for PTSD and other mental health outcomes in children exposed to disaster and/or terrorism.

Intervention Outcomes Among Child Disaster Survivors: A Meta-Analysis

A critical review of the current base of research examining the effects of trauma-related news media on adults.

Lethality Assessment from Victim Statements

This study aims to develop a coding system based on the dangerousness assessment in attempt to discriminate between DV victim impact statements by women who were later killed by the perpetrator and women who are still living.

Nightmare Themes Study

The Nightmare Themes study is part of a larger study evaluating the efficacy of treatments for trauma-related nightmares. This study utilizes transcriptions of nightmares from participants in a clinical sample of chronic nightmare sufferers and will look at themes within the narratives using qualitative methods.

Oklahoma Community Readiness Training for Military Trauma: Wounded Warriors

A learning community initiative intended to increase the Tulsa community's knowledge of military culture and to facilitate rapid delivery and sustained use of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in mental health agencies.

Reducing Incarceration of Substance-Abusing Women (WIR)

This project aims to design a meaningful program evaluation for Women in Recovery, a collaborative substance abuse treatment with a trauma component as an alternative to prison sentence.

Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education (SHAPE)

The purpose of this study is to assess the mental health profile of TU student athletes and examine the impact of mental health indicators on various indices of functioning. Additionally, the SHAPE project explores what support services are currently available for student athletes and if there are any barriers to receiving these services.