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Tomas Yufik

Dr. Yufik received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York and his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Yufik completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he collaborated on a number of research projects including the development of a novel couples-based treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans.  His clinical and research interests involve working with empirically-based assessments of posttraumatic stress disorder and personality disorders.  He has published and presented research examining the diagnostic structure of PTSD in a variety of journals included the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Psychological Services.  Dr. Yufik has experience in a variety of empirically-supported therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Professional Interests
  • Psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy, couples work)
  • PTSD (assessment and etiology)
  • Personality disorders (assessment and etiology)
  • Test construction methodology (e.g., factor analysis)
  • Public policy issues related to PTSD diagnosis
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Morissette, S., Ryan-Gonzalez, C. Debeer, B., Yufik, T., Kimbrel, N., Sorrels, A., Holleran-Steiker, L., Penk, W., Gulliver, S. & Meyer, E. (in press).  "The effects of PTSD symptoms on educational functioning in student veterans." Psychological Services.
  • Sautter, F., Glynn, S., Arseneau, J., Cretu., J., & Yufik, T.  (2014).  "Development of a couples-based treatment for posttraumatic stress in returning veterans." Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6, S66-S72.
  • Yufik, T., & Simms, L.J.  (2010). "A meta-analytic investigation of the structure of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms." Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 764-766.