About Amy W. Wagner, Ph.D.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington state (PY2491), and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University. I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 1995 under the mentorship of Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD (VA Boston Health Care System, Women’s Division) in 1997 and have held positions at the University of Wyoming (Psychology Department), University of Washington (Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences) and most recently, the VA Portland Health Care System (PTSD Clinic).
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist, supervisor/teacher and researcher, with expertise in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, evidence-based treatments for PTSD including Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure, and cognitive-behavior therapy in general. I have over 15 years of experience working with military veterans. My research has focused on treatment development and evaluation, most recently evaluating an adaptation of behavioral activation therapy for PTSD. I have published numerous articles and book chapters and presented my work at national scientific meetings. I love teaching and have supervised graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and established professionals throughout my career. I have been a trainer and supervisor with Behavioral Tech, primarily training in DBT, since its inception, and have taught numerous professional workshops, nationally and internationally. My work has been strongly influenced by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., who taught me that good science, practice, and compassion are inseparable.
Wagner, A. W., Jakupcak, M., Kowalski, H. M., Bittinger, J. N., & Golshan, S. (2019). Behavioral Activation as a Treatment for PTSD among Returning Veterans: A Randomized Trial. Psychiatric Services, 70, 867-873.
Wagner, A.W. & Jakupcak, M. (2012). Combat related stress reactions and suicide among US veterans of war-time service. In J.H. Lawrence and M.D. Matthews (Eds.), pp. 15-28. The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology. NY: Oxford University Press.
Wagner, A.W., Rizvi, S.L., & Harned, M.S. (2007). Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to the treatment of complex trauma-related problems: When one case formulation does not fit all. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 391-400.
Jakupcak, M., Wagner, A. W., & Martell, C. R. (2020). The PTSD Behavioral Activation Workbook: Activities to Help You Rebuild Your Life from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.