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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Sandra Morissette, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Department of Psychology

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Office: MH 4.01.23L
Office hours: Not teaching on campus this semester

  • Degrees

    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2001, Boston University (APA approved)
    • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1997, Boston University
    • B.A. in Psychology, 1993, University of Vermont
  • Recent Courses

    • 3543 Intro to Clinical Psychology
    • 5313 Psychopathology (M.S. level)
    • 7023 Military Health Psychology (Ph.D. level)
  • Research in Progress

    • Principal Investigator (101 RX000304-04Al), VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Competitive Renewal Merit Award, Predicting Classes of Fwzctional Trajectories: Malleable  Risk Factors
    • Co-Investigator, VISN 17 CoE Pilot Study Program Pharmacotherapy Patterns among Veterans with Co-occurring  PTSD/SUD (PI: Stock)
    • Co-Principal  Investigator,  Office  of Academic  Affiliations,  VA Advanced  Fellowship  in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (Co-PI: Suzy Bird Gulliver, Ph.D.)
  • Recent Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    • *Kimbrel, N. A., Morissette, S. B., Meyer, E. C., Chrestman, R., Jamroz, R., & Young, K. A. (in press). Effect of the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism on posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and quality of life among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. Anxiety, Stress & Coping.
    • Myers, D., Crow, J., Ellor, J., Morissette, S., Dolan, S., & Reese, S.  (in press). Congregational responses to parents of military service-members. Family and Community Ministry.
    •  *Wilson, L. C., *Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Young, K. A., & Morissette, S. B. (in press). The Influence of Childhood  Abuse and Parental Bonding on Military Sexual Trauma. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
    • *Kimbrel, N. A., Morissette, S. B., Gulliver, S. B., Johnson, K. A., & Zvolensky, M. J. (in press). The effect of social anxiety on smoking urge in deprived and non-deprived states. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 135, 59-64. doi: 10.1 016/j.drugalcdep.2013.11.002
    • *Stock, E., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Copeland, L. A., Monte, R., Zeber, J. A., Gulliver, S.B., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). A Bayesian model averaging approach to examining changes in quality of life during reintegration into civilian life among returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. International  Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23, 345-358. doi:10.1002/mpr.l442
    • *Kimbrel, N.A., Evans, L.D., Patel, A.B., *Wilson, L.C., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). The Critical Warzone Experiences (CWE) Scale: Initial Psychometric properties and association with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.  Psychiatry Research. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.053
    • *Motraghi, T. E., *Seim, R. W., Meyer, E. C., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for the Treatment ofPTSD: A Systematic Review Based on CONSORT guidelines. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 197-208. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22051
    • Sun, F., *Stock, E. M., Copeland, L. A., Zeber, J. E., Ahmedani, B. K., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). Polypharmacy with antipsychotic drugs in patients with schizophrenia: Trends in multiple health care systems. American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy, 71, 728-738. doi: 10.2146/ajhp130471
    • DeBeer, B., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). Combined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms interact with post­ deployment social support to predict suicidal ideation in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans. Psychiatry Research, 216, 357-362. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.02.010.
    • *Grosso, J., Kimbrel, N. A., Dolan, S., Meyer, E. C., Gulliver, S. B., Kruse, M. I. & Morissette, S. B. (2014). A Test of Whether Coping Styles Moderate the Effect ofPTSD Symptoms on Alcohol Misuse. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 478-82. doi:10.1002/jts.21943
    •  *Konecky, B., Meyer, E.C., Marx, B., *Kimbrel, N.A., & Morissette, S.B. (2014). Using the WHODAS 2.0 to assess functional disability associated with mental disorders for DSM-5. American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 818-20. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14050587
    •  Meyer, E.C., Morissette, S.B., *Kimbrel, N.A., Kruse, M.I., and Gulliver, S.B. (2013). Acceptance and Action Questionnaire - II scores as a predictor of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among war Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Online First, doi: 10.1037/a0030178.
    •  Ciraulo, D. A., Barlow, D. H., Gulliver, S. B., Farchione, T., Morissette, S. B., Kamholz, B.W., Eisenmenger, K., Brown, B., Devine, E., Brown, T. A. & Knapp, C. M. (2013). The Effects ofVenlafaxine and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Alone and Combined in the treatment of Co-Morbid Alcohol Use-Anxiety Disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 729-735. DOI:10.1016/j.brat.2013.08.003
    • Dolan, S., *Martindale, S., Robinson, J., Kimbrel, N. A., Meyer, E. C., Kruse, M. 1., Morissette, S. B., Young, K. A., & Gulliver, S. B. (2012). Neuropsychological  Sequelae of PTSD and TBI Following War Deployment Among OEF/OIF Veterans. Neuropsychology Review, 22, 21-34. DOl: 10.1007/s11065-012-9190-5, PMID: 22350690
    • *LaBoube, J., *Pruitt, K., *George, P.R.,  *Mainda, D., Morissette, S. B., Klocek, J., Gregory, W., & Allen, B. (2012). Partners in change: Bringing people in recovery into the process of evaluating recovery oriented services. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation,  15,255-273. doi: 10.1080/15487768.2012.703546
    • VanderVeen, J. W., Gulliver, S. B., Morissette, S. B., Kruse, M.I., Kamholz, B. W., Zimering, R. T., Knight, J., & Keane, T. M. (2012). Differences in drinking patterns, occupational  stress, and exposure to potentially-traumatic events among firefighters: Predictors of smoking relapse. The American Journal on Addictions, 21, 550-554. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00282.x
    • Morissette, S. B., Gulliver, S. B., Kamholz, B. W., Spiegel, D. A., Tiffany, S. T., & Barlow, D. H. (2012). Transdermal nicotine during cue reactivity in adult smokers with and without anxiety disorders. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 507-18. doi: 10.1037/a0028828.

    * denotes mentee/trainee co-author

    Invited Book Chapters

    • Patel, A. B., Morissette, S. B., Holleran Steiker, L. K., & Sorrells, A.M. (in press). Substance use disorders among Veterans.  InN.  D. Ainspan, C. J. Bryan, & W. E. Penk (Eds.), Handbook of psychosocial interventions for Veterans: A guide for the non-military  mental health
    • clinician (pp. TBD). New York, NY: Oxford University Press
    • *Greenawalt,  D. S., Morissette, S. B., Gulliver, S. B. (2012). Self medication and abuse. In W.E. Penk and N. D. Ainspan (Eds.), When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press of the United States Naval Institute.
    • Meyer, E. C., *Kimbrel, N., Tull, M. T., & Morissette, S. B. (2011). PTSD and Co-occurring Affective and Anxiety Disorders. In B. A. Moore & W. E. Penk (Eds.), Handbook for the Treatment of PTSD in Military Personnel. New York: Guilford Press.
    • Morissette, S. B., *Bitran, S. & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Panic disorder and agoraphobia. In M.M. Antony and D. H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological  Disorders (2nd Edition). New York: Guilford Press.