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Patricia Watson


Dr. Patricia Watson, has been a clinical psychologist at the National Center for PTSD since 1998. Prior to that, she was an active duty Navy psychologist for 8 years. She got her doctoral degree from Catholic University, and postgraduate fellowship in pediatric psychology at Harvard Medical School. She has co-authored versions of Stress First Aid (SFA) for Navy/Marine Corps, Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel, Law Enforcement Professionals, Wildland Firefighters, Healthcare Providers, Probation Officers, and Rail Workers. Other areas of work include disaster mental health interventions such as Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery, early intervention for traumatic stress, resilience, moral injury, military culture, & trauma in children and adolescents.