Biography

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Fort Hood, TX

Predoctoral Internship

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Graduate School

Palo Alto University, Clinical Psychology

Undergraduate School

University of Texas at Dallas, Psychology

Publications

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Cultivating psychological flexibility to address religious and spiritual suffering in moral injury.
Borges LM, Barnes SM, Farnsworth JK, Evans WR, Moon Z, Drescher KD, Walser RD, J Health Care Chaplain 2022 Feb 1-10
LGB service members' relationship status, satisfaction, and wellbeing: A brief report.
Savarese, E.N., Collazo, J., Evans, W.R., & Balsam, K.F. Armed Forces & Society 2022
Launching a Competency-Based Training Program in Evidence-Based Treatments for PTSD: Supporting Veteran-Serving Mental Health Providers in Texas.
Dondanville KA, Fina BA, Straud CL, Finley EP, Tyler H, Jacoby V, Blount TH, Moring JC, Pruiksma KE, Blankenship AE, Evans WR, Zaturenskaya M, Community Ment Health J 2021 07 57 5 910-919
A trauma-focused intensive outpatient program integrating elements of exposure therapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Program development and initial outcomes
Ramirez, M.W., Woodworth, C.A., Evans, W.R., Grace, G.A., Schobitz, R.P., Gissendanner, R.D., Villareal, S.A., Howells, C.J., Jones, K.N., & Katko, N.J. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science 2021
Moral injury and moral healing in Prolonged Exposure for combat-related PTSD: A case study
Evans, W.R., Russell, L.H., Hall-Clark, B.N., Fina, B.A., Brown, L.A., Foa, E.B., & Peterson, A.L. for the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2021 28 2 210-223
Temporary PTSD symptom increases among individuals receiving CPT in a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial: Potential predictors and association with overall symptom change trajectory.
Larsen SE, Mackintosh MA, La Bash H, Evans WR, Suvak MK, Shields N, Lane JEM, Sijercic I, Monson CM, Wiltsey Stirman S, Psychol Trauma 2020 Jan
Predictors of moral struggles among veterans
Wilt, J.A., Evans, W.R., Exline, J.J., Pargament, K.I., Fletcher, T.L., & Teng, E.J. Traumatology 2019 25 4 303-315
Adjusting the timeframe of evidence-based therapies for PTSD: Massed treatments
Wachen, J.S., Dondanville, K.A., Evans, W.R., Morris, K., & Cole, A. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry 2019 6 2 107-118
Unit acceptance and psychological distress among LGB military service members: Preliminary findings from a national survey
Evans, W.R., Rincon, C.M., Goldblum, P., Johnston, S.L., & Balsam, K.F. Military Behavioral Health 2019 7 2 170-176
Military culture considerations in Prolonged Exposure therapy with active duty military service members
Hall-Clark, B.N., Wright, E.C., Fina, B.A., Blount, T.H., Evans, W.R., CarreƱo, P.K., Peterson, A.L., & Foa, E.B. for the STRONG STAR Consortium Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2019 26 2 335-350

Books

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Moral Injury and Psychological Mobility for Active-Duty Service Members and Veterans. In Foundational Mental Health Practices with Active-Duty Service Members and Veterans

Evans, W.R. (In Press). New York, NY, Routledge

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Moral Injury. In Addressing Moral Injury in Clinical Practice

Wachen, J.S., Evans, W.R., Jacoby, V.M., & Blankenship, A.E. (2020). Washington, DC, American Psychological Association

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential Citation
    APA Division 19 (Military Psychology) (2019)
  • Professional Development Grant
    APA Division 19 (Military Psychology) (2018)
  • Overall Outstanding Student, PhD Program
    Palo Alto University (2017)
  • Maya Atsina and William Froming Teaching Assistantship Award
    Palo Alto University (2015)
  • Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Fellowship
    Palo Alto University (2012-2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (2020)
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (2016)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (2015)
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2015)
  • American Psychological Association (2011)