David Riggs, Ph.D.
David S Riggs, Ph.D.
Name: David S Riggs, Ph.D.
posttraumatic stress disorder
implementation of psychotherapy
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Dissertation Title: Tests of a Theoretical Model of Courtship Aggression
1981 - 1984 University of Kansas
B. A. Psychology
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
- Executive Director, Center for Deployment Psychology, 2006-present
- Director, Training and Education, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, 2007-2009
- Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2001-2006
- Assistant Director for Research, Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, 2005-2006
- Staff Psychologist, Boston VA Medical Center, National Center for PTSD, 1993-2000
- Jayawickreme, N., Cahill, S. P., Riggs, D. S., Rauch, S. A. M., Resick, P. A., Rothbaum, B. O. & Foa, E. B. (2014). Primum non nocere (first do no harm): Symptom worsening and improvement in female assault victims after prolonged exposure for PTSD. Depression and Anxiety, 3, 412-419.
- Riggs, D. S. (2014). Traumatized relationships: Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, fear of intimacy and marital adjustment in dual trauma couples. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 6, 201-206.
- Borah, E. V., Wright, E. C., Donahue, D. A., Cedillos, E. M., Riggs, D. S., Isler, W. C. & Peterson, A. L. (2013). Implementation Outcomes of Military Provider Training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Military Medicine, 178, 939-944.
- Foa, E. B., Yusko, D. A., McLean, C. P., Suvak, M. K., Bux, D. A., Oslin, D., O’Brien, C. P., Imms, P., Riggs, D. S., & Volpicelli, J. (2013). Concurrent Naltrexone and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Patients with comorbid alcohol dependence and PTSD: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 310, 488-495.
- Riggs, D.S., & Sermanian, D. (2012). Prevention and care of combat-related PTSD: Direction for Future Explorations. Military Medicine, 177 suppl., 14-20.
- Riggs, S. A., & Riggs, D. S. (2011). Risk and resilience in military families experiencing deployment: The role of the family attachment network. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 675-687.
- MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Riggs, D. S., Eds. (in press). A Battle Plan for Supporting Military Families: Lessons for the Leaders of Tomorrow. New York: Springer.
- MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Riggs, D. S., Eds. (2016). War and Family Life. New York: Springer.
- Riggs, D. S. & Mallonee, S. (in press). Barriers to care for the complex presentation of PTSD and other post-combat psychological injuries. Chapter to appear in S. Bowles and P Bartone (Eds.) Military Psychology: Clinical and Organizational Practice. New York: Springer.
- Riggs, D. S., Caulfield, M. B., & Fair, K. (2009) Risk of intimate partner violence: Factors associated with perpetration and victimization. Chapter in P. M. Kleespies (Ed.) Behavioral emergencies: An evidence-based resource for evaluating and managing risk of suicide, violence, and victimization. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.