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Paula Domenici, Ph.D.



Paula Domenici, Ph.D., is a licensed counseling psychologist working as the director of Civilian Training Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.  She oversees all civilian courses and training programs, and develops and presents workshops on deployment-related topics for military and civilian clinicians across the country.

Dr. Domenici specializes in war-related trauma and the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  She also worked at the National Naval Medical Center, treating Navy personnel and Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the outpatient behavioral health clinic and inpatient casualty care unit.

Earlier in her career, she was an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellow at the Office of Senator Hillary Clinton, as well as a staff psychologist at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center. She is a co-author of two books, Courage after Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families; and Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members: Strategies for Coping When Your Son or Daughter Returns from Deployment.