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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Matthew S. Yoder, PhD


        Matthew S. Yoder, PhD


Dr. Matthew Yoder is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  He is also a staff psychologist in the Posttraumatic Stress Clinic at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Charleston, SC.  Dr. Yoder graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a B.S. in Psychology.  He also spent two years studying psychology at Eastern New Mexico University before receiving his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.  He completed his clinical internship at MUSC.  His research is focused on studying the effectiveness of exposure-based therapies for PTSD and exploring mindfulness-based approaches to supplement front-line mental health interventions.  More broadly he is interested in the implementation and evaluation of mental health interventions following disasters, both within the U.S. and internationally.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Discuss Prolonged Exposure (PE) as a gold-standard treatment for PTSD.
2.  Identify several new populations with which PE is being tested.


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