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Kristine Burkman, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 5828
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Boston University, Boston, MABA05/2005Psychology
    Northwestern University, Evanston, ILPhD06/2010Clinical Psychology
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CAInternship2010Clinical Psychology
    San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CAFellowship2011Clinical Psychology - PTSD & SUD
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    Aspen Institute2011Aspen Institute Scholar
    Northwestern University2009Walter Burke Award for Clinical Excellence
    Boston University2005Summa cum laude
    Boston University2005Psychology Research Award
    Phi Beta Kappa Society2005Excellence in Liberal Arts
    Boston University International Program2003Director's Award
    Office of Criminal Justice, San Mateo2003Exceptional Service Award

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    Kristine Burkman, PhD, is a staff psychologist in the Substance Use and PTSD (SUPT) Clinic, and the PTSD Research Program at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Dr. Burkman specializes in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring trauma and addiction, with a focus towards developmental and complex trauma. She provides clinical supervision to trainees of varying levels in psychology and psychiatry and runs the Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Seminar in the SUPT Clinic. Dr. Burkman has also spent the last six years working with Dr. Shira Maguen to develop a novel treatment for combat veterans with PTSD who have killed in war and struggle with moral injury.

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    1. Griffin BJ, Purcell N, Burkman K, Litz BT, Bryan CJ, Schmitz M, Villierme C, Walsh J, Maguen S. Moral Injury: An Integrative Review. J Trauma Stress. 2019 Jun; 32(3):350-362. PMID: 30688367.
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    2. Yalch, M. & Burkman, K.Applying contemporary interpersonal theory to the study of trauma. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. 2019.
    3. Burkman, K. & Maguen, S.Impact of Killing (IOK): Expanding our framework to help veterans heal from war . Trauma Psychology News. 2018; 9(13).
    4. Burkman K, Purcell N, Maguen S. Provider perspectives on a novel moral injury treatment for veterans: Initial assessment of acceptability and feasibility of the Impact of Killing treatment materials. J Clin Psychol. 2019 01; 75(1):79-94. PMID: 30368815.
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    5. Purcell N, Griffin BJ, Burkman K, Maguen S. "Opening a Door to a New Life": The Role of Forgiveness in Healing From Moral Injury. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:498. PMID: 30405451.
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    6. Natalie Purcell, Kristine Burkman, Jessica Keyser, Phillip Fucella, Shira Maguen. Healing from Moral Injury: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Killing Treatment for Combat Veterans. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment & Trauma. 2018 Jul 3; 27(6):1-29.
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    7. Maguen S, Madden E, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Goldstein LA, Burkman K, Shiner B. Measuring Use of Evidence Based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Large National Healthcare System. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2018 07; 45(4):519-529. PMID: 29450781.
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    8. Purcell, N., Burkman, K., Keyser, J., Fucella, P., & Maguen, S.Healing from Moral Injury: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Killing Treatment for Combat Veterans. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 2018; 6(27):645-673.
    9. Kristine Burkman, Shira Maguen. Gender Differences in Sleep and War Zone-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Sleep and Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 2018 Jan 1; 33-43.
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    10. Maguen S, Burkman K, Madden E, Dinh J, Bosch J, Keyser J, Schmitz M, Neylan TC. Impact of Killing in War: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial. J Clin Psychol. 2017 Sep; 73(9):997-1012. PMID: 28294318.
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    11. Burkman, K. & Maguen, S.In Vermetten, E., Neylan, T., Pandi-Perumal, S. R., & Kramer, M. (Eds.) Sleep and Combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Gender Differences in Sleep and War Zone-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 2017.
    12. Cassandra L. Kisiel, Tracy Fehrenbach, Elizabeth Torgersen, Brad Stolbach, Gary McClelland, Gene Griffin, Kristine Burkman. Erratum to: Constellations of Interpersonal Trauma and Symptoms in Child Welfare: Implications for a Developmental Trauma Framework. Journal of Family Violence. 2014 Jul 1; 29(5):579-579.
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    13. Kisiel, C. L., Fehrenbach, T., Torgersen, E., Stolbach, B., McClelland, G., Griffin, G., & Burkman, K.Constellations of Interpersonal Trauma and Symptoms in Child Welfare: Implications for a Developmental Trauma Framework. Journal of Family Violence. 2014; (29):1-14.
    14. Landes SJ, Garovoy ND, Burkman KM. Treating complex trauma among veterans: three stage-based treatment models. J Clin Psychol. 2013 May; 69(5):523-33. PMID: 23529776.
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    15. Maguen, S. & Burkman, K.Combat-Related Killing: Expanding Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2013; (20):476-479.