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Senior Education Specialist, National Center for PTSD; Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School

Patricia Watson, Ph.D. is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD, Assistant Director of terrorism and disaster programs, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. She is a clinical psychologist with a focus on co-developing educational training materials in post-disaster, military, and first responder settings, such as the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Guide and the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Manual, produced by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, as well as the Combat Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA) Field Guide, produced by the Department of Defense, the Defense Centers for Excellence, and the National Center for PTSD. She has additionally co-edited a number of books and articles on disaster behavioral health interventions, resilience and early intervention.