Denise M. Sloan, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Case Western Reserve University. She is the Associate Director of the Behavioral Science Division, National Center for PTSD and a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She is an expert on psychosocial interventions for traumatic stress disorders and has a specific interest in efficient treatments for PTSD. Dr. Sloan conducted a long line of studies that led to the development of Written Exposure Therapy. Since developing the treatment, she has conducted several studies examining its efficacy. This work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.