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Catherine Classen, PhD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry
Address2727 Mariposa Street
San Francisco CA 94110
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    York University, Toronto, CanadaPhD1991Clinical Psychology

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    1. Keating L, Muller RT, Classen C. Changes in attachment organization, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal problems among women in treatment for abuse. J Trauma Dissociation. 2017 May 26; 1-20. PMID: 28548624.
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    2. Classen C, Muller RT, Field NP, Clark CS, Stern EM. A Naturalistic Study of a Brief Treatment Program for Survivors of Complex Trauma. J Trauma Dissociation. 2017 Feb 01; 1-15. PMID: 28145816.
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    3. Classen, C.C. & Clark, C.S. Handbook of Trauma Psychology: Trauma Practice. S.N. Gold, C. Dalenberg, & J. Cook (Eds). Trauma-informed care. 2017; 515-541.
    4. Shah R, Nisenbaum R, Classen C, Eynan R, Links PS. Comorbid Depression and Other Predictors of PTSD Severity in Urban Public Transit Employees. Community Ment Health J. 2017 Feb; 53(2):224-232. PMID: 27278665.
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    5. Classen, C.C., Drozd, A., Brotto, L.A., Barbera, L., Carter, J., Chivers, M.L., Koval, J., Robinson, J.W., Urowtiz, S., Wiljer, D., & Ferguson, S.E. Protocol of a randomized controlled trial of an online support group for sexual distress due to gynecologic cancer. Journal of Clinical Trials. 2015; 4(5).
    6. Drozd, A., Classen, C.C., & Spiegel, D. Gruppenpsychotherapie in der Onkologie: Der supportiv-expressive Ansatz. K. Reuter (Ed.). Supportive-Expressive Group Therapy: A systematic review of psychosocial outcomes. 2015.
    7. Cavanaugh CE, Harper B, Classen C, Palesh O, Koopman C, Spiegel D. Experiences of Mothers Who Are Child Sexual Abuse Survivors: A Qualitative Exploration. J Child Sex Abus. 2015; 24(5):506-25. PMID: 26301437.
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    8. Berman H, Mason R, Hall J, Rodger S, Classen C, Evans MK, Ross LE, Mulcahy GA, Carranza L, Al-Zoubi F. Laboring to mother in the context of past trauma: the transition to motherhood. Qual Health Res. 2014 Sep; 24(9):1253-64. PMID: 24501114; PMCID: PMC4232343.
    9. Zorzella KP, Muller RT, Classen C. Trauma group therapy: the role of attachment and therapeutic alliance. Int J Group Psychother. 2014 Jan; 64(1):24-47. PMID: 24320571.
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    10. Bedi, R., Muller, R.T. & Classen, C.C. Cumulative risk for deliberate self-harm among treatment-seeking women with histories of childhood abuse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2014; 6(6):600-609.
    11. Dalton, E.J., Greenman, P.S., Classen, C.C. & Johnson, S.M. . Nurturing connections in the aftermath of childhood trauma: A randomized controlled trial of emotionally focused couple therapy for female survivors of childhood abuse. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. 2013; 3(2):209-221.
    12. Brand, B.L., McNary, S.W., Myrick, A.C., Classen, C.C., Lanius, R., Loewenstein, R.J., Pain, C., & Putnam, F.W. A longitudinal naturalistic study of dissociative disorder patients treated by community clnicians. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2013; 4(5):301-308.
    13. O’Rinn, S., Lishak, V., Muller, R.T., & Classen, C.C. . A preliminary examination of perceptions of betrayal and its association with memory disturbances among survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2013; 4(5):343-349.
    14. Najavits LM, Smylie D, Johnson K, Lung J, Gallop RJ, Classen C. Seeking safety therapy for pathological gambling and PTSD: a pilot outcome study. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2013 Jan-Mar; 45(1):10-6. PMID: 23662327.
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    15. Classen C, Chivers ML, Urowitz S, Barbera L, Wiljer D, O'Rinn S, Ferguson SE. Psychosexual distress in women with gynecologic cancer: a feasibility study of an online support group. Psychooncology. 2013 Apr; 22(4):930-5. PMID: 22374732.
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    16. Myrick AC, Brand BL, McNary SW, Classen C, Lanius R, Loewenstein RJ, Pain C, Putnam FW. An exploration of young adults' progress in treatment for dissociative disorder. J Trauma Dissociation. 2012; 13(5):582-95. PMID: 22989245.
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    17. Langmuir, J.I., Kirsh, S.G., & Classen, C.C. A pilot study of body-oriented group psychotherapy: Adapting sensorimotor psychotherapy for the group treatment of trauma. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2012; 2(4):214-220.
    18. Brand, B.L., Myrick, A.C., Loewenstein, R.J., Classen, C.C., Lanius, R., McNary, S.W., Pain, C., & Putnam, F.W. . A survey of practices and recommended treatment interventions among expert therapists treating patients with dissociative identity disorder and dissociative disorder not otherwise specified. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2012; 5(4):490-500.
    19. Ferguson SE, Urowitz S, Massey C, Wegener M, Quartey N, Wiljer D, Classen C. Confirmatory factor analysis of the Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale in women with gynecologic cancer. Cancer. 2012 Jun 15; 118(12):3095-104. PMID: 22139849.
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    20. Wiljer D, Urowitz S, Barbera L, Chivers ML, Quartey NK, Ferguson SE, To M, Classen C. A qualitative study of an internet-based support group for women with sexual distress due to gynecologic cancer. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Sep; 26(3):451-8. PMID: 21594587.
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    21. Chu, J.A., Dell, P.F., Van der Hart, O., Cardeña, E., Barach, P.M., Somer, E., Loewenstein, R.J., Brand, B., Golston, J.C., Courtois, C.A., Bowman, E.S., Classen, C., Dorahy, M., Sar, V., Gelinas, D.J., Fine, C.G., Paulsen, S., Kluft, R.P., Dalenberg, C.J., Jacobson-Levy, M., Nijenhuis, E.R.S., Boon, S., Chefetz, R.A., Middleton, W., Ross, C.A., Howell, E., Goodwin, G., Coons, P.M., Frankel, A.S., Steele, K., Gold, S.N., Gast, U., Young, L.M., & Twombly, J. Guidelines for treating dissociative identity disorder in adults, 3rd revision. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. 2011; (12):115-187.
    22. Classen, C.C., Palesh, O. G., Cavanaugh, C.E., Koopman, C., Kaupp, J.W., Kraemer, H.C., Aggarwal, R. & Spiegel, D. . A comparison of trauma-focused and present-focused group therapy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A randomized controlled trial. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy. 2011; 1(3):84-93.
    23. Classen, C.C. & Spiegel, D. Handbook of Psychotherapy in Cancer Care. M. Watson & D. Kissane (Eds.). Supportive-expressive Group Psychotherapy. 2011; 107-117.
    24. Brand BL, Classen C, McNary SW, Zaveri P. A review of dissociative disorders treatment studies. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Sep; 197(9):646-54. PMID: 19752643.
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    25. Ginzburg K, Butler LD, Giese-Davis J, Cavanaugh CE, Neri E, Koopman C, Classen C, Spiegel D. Shame, guilt, and posttraumatic stress disorder in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse at risk for human immunodeficiency virus: outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of group psychotherapy treatment. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Jul; 197(7):536-42. PMID: 19597362.
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    26. Dalton EJ, Rasmussen VN, Classen C, Grumann M, Palesh OG, Zarcone J, Kraemer HC, Kirshner JJ, Colman LK, Morrow GR, Spiegel D. Sexual Adjustment and Body Image Scale (SABIS): a new measure for breast cancer patients. Breast J. 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):287-90. PMID: 19645784; PMCID: PMC4856437.
    27. Cavanaugh CE, Classen C. Intergenerational pathways linking childhood sexual abuse to HIV risk among women. J Trauma Dissociation. 2009; 10(2):151-69. PMID: 19333846; PMCID: PMC2688954.
    28. Brand, B.L., Classen, C.C., Lanius, R., Loewenstein, R.J., McNary, S.W., Pain, C., & Putnam, F.W. A Naturalistic Study of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Patients Treated by Community Clinicians. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy. 2009; 2(1):153-171.
    29. Barry JJ, Wittenberg D, Bullock KD, Michaels JB, Classen C, Fisher RS. Group therapy for patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: a pilot study. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Nov; 13(4):624-9. PMID: 18621147.
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    30. Classen C, Kraemer HC, Blasey C, Giese-Davis J, Koopman C, Palesh OG, Atkinson A, Dimiceli S, Stonisch-Riggs G, Westendorp J, Morrow GR, Spiegel D. Supportive-expressive group therapy for primary breast cancer patients: a randomized prospective multicenter trial. Psychooncology. 2008 May; 17(5):438-47. PMID: 17935144; PMCID: PMC3037799.
    31. Holmes D, Alpers GW, Ismailji T, Classen C, Wales T, Cheasty V, Miller A, Koopman C. Cognitive and emotional processing in narratives of women abused by intimate partners. Violence Against Women. 2007 Nov; 13(11):1192-205. PMID: 17951592.
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    32. Spiegel D, Butler LD, Giese-Davis J, Koopman C, Miller E, DiMiceli S, Classen C, Fobair P, Carlson RW, Kraemer HC. Effects of supportive-expressive group therapy on survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer: a randomized prospective trial. Cancer. 2007 Sep 01; 110(5):1130-8. PMID: 17647221.
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    33. Parker A, Fourt A, Langmuir JI, Dalton EJ, Classen C. The experience of trauma recovery: a qualitative study of participants in the Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP). J Child Sex Abus. 2007; 16(2):55-77. PMID: 17895232.
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    34. Duarte Giles M, Nelson AL, Shizgal F, Stern EM, Fourt A, Woods P, Langmuir JI, Classen C. A multi-modal treatment program for childhood trauma recovery:Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP). J Trauma Dissociation. 2007; 8(4):7-24. PMID: 18077282.
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    35. Palesh O, Classen C, Field N, Kraemer HC, Spiegel D. The relationship of child maltreatment and self-capacities with distress when telling one's story of childhood sexual abuse. J Child Sex Abus. 2007; 16(4):63-80. PMID: 18032246.
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    36. Reuter K, Classen C, Roscoe JA, Morrow GR, Kirshner JJ, Rosenbluth R, Flynn PJ, Shedlock K, Spiegel D. Association of coping style, pain, age and depression with fatigue in women with primary breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2006 Sep; 15(9):772-9. PMID: 16362999.
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    37. Ginzburg K, Arnow B, Hart S, Gardner W, Koopman C, Classen C, Giese-Davis J, Spiegel D. The abuse-related beliefs questionnaire for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Aug; 30(8):929-43. PMID: 16934330.
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    38. Classen C, Pain C, Field NP, Woods P. Posttraumatic personality disorder: a reformulation of complex posttraumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2006 Mar; 29(1):87-112, viii-ix. PMID: 16530588.
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    39. Ginzburg K, Koopman C, Butler LD, Palesh O, Kraemer HC, Classen C, Spiegel D. Evidence for a dissociative subtype of post-traumatic stress disorder among help-seeking childhood sexual abuse survivors. J Trauma Dissociation. 2006; 7(2):7-27. PMID: 16769663.
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    40. Han WT, Collie K, Koopman C, Azarow J, Classen C, Morrow GR, Michel B, Brennan-O'Neill E, Spiegel D. Breast cancer and problems with medical interactions: relationships with traumatic stress, emotional self-efficacy, and social support. Psychooncology. 2005 Apr; 14(4):318-30. PMID: 15386762.
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    41. Classen C, Palesh OG, Aggarwal R. Sexual revictimization: a review of the empirical literature. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2005 Apr; 6(2):103-29. PMID: 15753196.
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    42. Koopman C, Ismailji T, Holmes D, Classen C, Palesh O, Wales T. The effects of expressive writing on pain, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in survivors of intimate partner violence. J Health Psychol. 2005 Mar; 10(2):211-21. PMID: 15723891.
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    43. Lagana’, L., Classen, C., Caldwell, R., McGarvey, E.L., Baum, L.D., Cheasty, E., & Koopman, C. . Sexual difficulties of patients with gynecological cancer. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2005; 4(36):391-399.
    44. Alpers, G. W., Winzelberg, A. J., Classen, C., Dev, P., Koopman, C., Roberts, H., & Taylor, C. B. . Evaluation of computerized text analysis in an Internet breast cancer support group. Computers in Human Behavior. 2005; (21):361-376.
    45. Mohr DC, Classen C, Barrera M. The relationship between social support, depression and treatment for depression in people with multiple sclerosis. Psychol Med. 2004 Apr; 34(3):533-41. PMID: 15259838.
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    46. Winzelberg AJ, Classen C, Alpers GW, Roberts H, Koopman C, Adams RE, Ernst H, Dev P, Taylor CB. Evaluation of an internet support group for women with primary breast cancer. Cancer. 2003 Mar 01; 97(5):1164-73. PMID: 12599221.
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    47. Koopman, C., Sephton, S., Abercrombie, H.C., Classen, C., Butler, L.D., Gore-Felton, C., Borggrefe, A., & Spiegel, D. Dissociative symptoms and cortisol responses to recounting traumatic experiences among childhood sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. 2003; 4(4):29-46.
    48. 46. Caldwell, R., Classen, C., Lagana’, L., McGarvey, E., Baum, L., Duenke, S.D., & Koopman, C. . Changes in sexual functioning and mood among women treated for gynecological cancer who receive group therapy: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 10(3), 149-156. (Collaborator). 2003; 3(10):149-156.
    49. Fobair P, Koopman C, DiMiceli S, O'Hanlan K, Butler LD, Classen C, Drooker N, Davids HR, Loulan J, Wallsten D, Spiegel D. Psychosocial intervention for lesbians with primary breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2002 Sep-Oct; 11(5):427-38. PMID: 12228876.
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    50. Koopman C, Butler LD, Classen C, Giese-Davis J, Morrow GR, Westendorf J, Banerjee T, Spiegel D. Traumatic stress symptoms among women with recently diagnosed primary breast cancer. J Trauma Stress. 2002 Aug; 15(4):277-87. PMID: 12224799.
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    51. Giese-Davis J, Koopman C, Butler LD, Classen C, Cordova M, Fobair P, Benson J, Kraemer HC, Spiegel D. Change in emotion-regulation strategy for women with metastatic breast cancer following supportive-expressive group therapy. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2002 Aug; 70(4):916-25. PMID: 12182275.
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    52. Lagana`, L., Chen, X., Koopman, C., Classen, C., Kimerling, R., & Spiegel, . Depressive symptomatology in relation to emotional control and chronic pain in persons who are HIV-positive. Rehabilitation Psychology. 2002; 4(47):402-414.
    53. Classen, C., Nevo, R., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K., Gore-Felton, C., Rose, D. & Spiegel, D. . Life stress and trauma symptoms in women sexually abused in childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2002; 12(17).
    54. Field NP, Classen C, Butler LD, Koopman C, Zarcone J, Spiegel D. Revictimization and information processing in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. J Anxiety Disord. 2001 Sep-Oct; 15(5):459-69. PMID: 11583077.
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    55. Classen C, Butler LD, Koopman C, Miller E, DiMiceli S, Giese-Davis J, Fobair P, Carlson RW, Kraemer HC, Spiegel D. Supportive-expressive group therapy and distress in patients with metastatic breast cancer: a randomized clinical intervention trial. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2001 May; 58(5):494-501. PMID: 11343530.
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    56. Fobair P, O'Hanlan K, Koopman C, Classen C, Dimiceli S, Drooker N, Warner D, Davids H, Loulan J, Wallsten D, Goffinet D, Morrow G, Spiegel D. Comparison of lesbian and heterosexual women's response to newly diagnosed breast cancer. Psychooncology. 2001 Jan-Feb; 10(1):40-51. PMID: 11180576.
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    57. Koopman C, Gore-Felton C, Classen C, Kim P, Spiegel D. Acute stress reactions to everyday stressful life events among sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. J Child Sex Abus. 2001; 10(2):83-99. PMID: 15149937.
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    58. Lagana`, L., McGarvey, E., Classen, C., & Koopman, C. Psychosexual dysfunction among gynecological cancer survivors. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2001; 2(8):73-84.
    59. 57. Classen, C., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K. & Spiegel, D. A preliminary report comparing trauma-focused and present-focused group therapy against a wait-listed condition among childhood sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 2001; 2(4):265-288.
    60. Classen, C., Field, N.P., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K. & Spiegel, D. Interpersonal problems and their relationship to sexual revictimization in women sexually abused in childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Viol. 2001; 6(16):495-509.
    61. Spiegel D, Classen C, Cardena E. New DSM-IV diagnosis of acute stress disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Nov; 157(11):1890-1. PMID: 11058507.
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    62. Cardeña E, Koopman C, Classen C, Waelde LC, Spiegel D. Psychometric properties of the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ): a valid and reliable measure of acute stress. J Trauma Stress. 2000 Oct; 13(4):719-34. PMID: 11109242.
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    63. Fobair, P., O’Hanlan, K., Koopman, C., Classen, C., DiMiceli, S. Spiegel, D., Drooker, N. Psychosocial changes among lesbian breast cancer patients following supportive-expressive group therapy. Psycho-Oncology. 2000; 4(9):130, Suppl..
    64. Serlin, I.A., Classen, C., Frances, B., & Angell, K. . Supportive-expressive support groups for women with breast cancer: Traditional and alternative approaches. Arts and Psychotherapy. 2000; 2(27):123-138.
    65. Butler LD, Koopman C, Classen C, Spiegel D. Traumatic stress, life events, and emotional support in women with metastatic breast cancer: cancer-related traumatic stress symptoms associated with past and current stressors. Health Psychol. 1999 Nov; 18(6):555-60. PMID: 10619528.
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    66. Spiegel D, Morrow GR, Classen C, Raubertas R, Stott PB, Mudaliar N, Pierce HI, Flynn PJ, Heard L, Riggs G. Group psychotherapy for recently diagnosed breast cancer patients: a multicenter feasibility study. Psychooncology. 1999 Nov-Dec; 8(6):482-93. PMID: 10607981.
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    67. Classen, C. Acute stress disorder as a predictor of posttraumatic stress sympto. Directions in Psychiatry. 1999; (19):401-416.
    68. Classen C, Field NP, Atkinson A, Spiegel D. Representations of self in women sexually abused in childhood. Child Abuse Negl. 1998 Oct; 22(10):997-1004. PMID: 9793722.
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    69. Classen C, Koopman C, Hales R, Spiegel D. Acute stress disorder as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 May; 155(5):620-4. PMID: 9585712.
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    70. Classen C, Abramson S, Angell K, Atkinson A, Desch C, Vinciguerra VP, Rosenbluth RJ, Kirshner JJ, Hart R, Morrow G, Spiegel D. Effectiveness of a training program for enhancing therapists' understanding of the supportive-expressive treatment model for breast cancer groups. J Psychother Pract Res. 1997; 6(3):211-8. PMID: 9185066; PMCID: PMC3330461.
    71. Classen C, Koopman C, Angell K, Spiegel D. Coping styles associated with psychological adjustment to advanced breast cancer. Health Psychol. 1996 Nov; 15(6):434-7. PMID: 8973923.
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    72. Koopman C, Classen C, Spiegel D. Dissociative responses in the immediate aftermath of the Oakland/Berkeley firestorm. J Trauma Stress. 1996 Jul; 9(3):521-40. PMID: 8827653.
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    73. Spiegel, D., Morrow, G.R., Classen, C., Riggs, G., Stott, P.B., Mudaliar, N., Pierce, H.I., Flynn, P.J., & Heard, L. Effects of group therapy on women with primary breast cancer. The Breast Journal. 1996; 1(2):104-106.
    74. Koopman C, Classen C, Cardeña E, Spiegel D. When disaster strikes, acute stress disorder may follow. J Trauma Stress. 1995 Jan; 8(1):29-46. PMID: 7712057.
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    75. Koopman C, Classen C, Spiegel D. Predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms among survivors of the Oakland/Berkeley, Calif., firestorm. Am J Psychiatry. 1994 Jun; 151(6):888-94. PMID: 8184999.
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    76. Marziali E, Field N, Classen C, Oleniuk J. The assessment of ego development in borderline personality disorders. Can J Psychiatry. 1993 Feb; 38 Suppl 1:S23-7. PMID: 8453534.
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    77. Classen C, Koopman C, Spiegel D. Trauma and dissociation. Bull Menninger Clin. 1993; 57(2):178-94. PMID: 8508155.
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