Indiana University 1984 B.A.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988 M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988-92 Residency in Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine 1991-93 Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
LSU School of Medicine 1993-95 Fellowship: Infant Psychiatry
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2000 Epidemiology
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• Scheeringa Lab
• Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth
• Infant and very young children population
• Developed and validated a diagnostic interview for very young children, the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment (DIPA).
• Developed cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) manual for PTSD in very young children, Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT).
• Testing novel treatment approaches for PTSD in all ages of children and adolescents.
• Computerized and personalized treatment approaches.
• Psychotherapy treatment fidelity
Selected Publications (top 26 out of > 80)
Salloum A, Lu Y, Chen H, Quast T, Cohen JA, Scheeringa MS, Salomon K, Storch EA (in press). Stepped Care versus Standard Care for Children after Trauma: A Randomized Non-inferiority Clinical Trial.
Pacheco CR, Scheeringa, MS (online 11/11/21). Post-traumatic stress and autobiographical memory accuracy in young children: Traumatic events versus stressful and pleasant events. The Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Khunkhun V, Pacheco C, Burns L, Gershen S, Mai TA, Scheeringa MS (in press). Patient Preferences for Shared Decision Making in Mental Health Care. Patient Education and Counseling.
Scheeringa MS (11/21/20) Reexamination of diathesis stress and neurotoxic stress theories: A qualitative review of pre-trauma neurobiology in relation to posttraumatic stress symptoms. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, doi: 10.1002/mpr.1864
Scheeringa MS (early online 3/10/20). The Diagnostic Infant Preschool Assessment-Likert Version (DIPA-L): Preparation, concurrent construct validation, and test-retest reliability. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, doi 10.1089/cap.2019.0168
Mai TA, Scheeringa MS (early online 12/27/19). Caregiver and Child Agreement on Traumatic Events, PTSD, Internalizing, Externalizing, and ADHD Problems in a Child Welfare Population. Journal of Public Child Welfare, doi 10.1080/15548732.2019.1701612Miron D,
Miron D, Scheeringa, MS (2019). A Statewide Training of Community Clinicians to Treat Traumatized Youths Involved with Child Welfare. Psychological Services 16(1), 153-161, doi 10.1037/ser0000317.
Scheeringa MS, Singer AM, Mai AT, Miron D. (early online 10/26/18). Access to Medicaid Providers: Availability of Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare in Louisiana. Journal of Public Child Welfare 14(2):161-173, doi 10.1080/15548732.2018.1537904.
Scheeringa MS (2019). Development of a brief screen for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in young children: The Young Child PTSD Screen (YCPS). Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Vol 40(2): 105-111, doi 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000639.
Scheeringa MS (2018). (Book review) Review of Posttraumatic Play in Children by Eliana Gil. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 57,11:890-892.
Scheeringa MS (2018). (Book) They’ll Never Be The Same: A Parent’s Guide to PTSD in Youth. Las Vegas: Central Recovery Press.
Mikolajewski AJ, Scheeringa MS (early online January 12, 2018). Examining the prospective relationship between pre-disaster respiratory sinus arrhythmia and post-disaster posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Vol 46(7), Oct, 2018 pp. 1535-1545, doi 10.1007/s10802-017-0396-0.
Gray SAO, Lipschutz R, Scheeringa MS (2018) Young children’s physiological reactivity during memory recall: Associations with posttraumatic stress and parent physiology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 46, 871-880 doi 10.1007/s10802-017-0326-1.
Neill EL, Weems CF, Scheeringa MS (2018). CBT for Child PTSD is Associated with Reductions in Maternal Depression: Evidence for Bidirectional Effects. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 47(3), 410-420, doi 10.1080/15374416.20161212359.
Lipschutz R, Gray SAO, Weems CF, Scheeringa MS (2017). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia in cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress symptoms in children: Treatment and gender effects. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 42(4), 309-321, Dec.
Scheeringa MS, Lilly ME, Staiger AB, Heller ML, Jones EG, Weems CF (2017). Do Children and Adolescents Have Different Types of Trauma Narratives and Does it Matter? Reliability and Face Validation for a Narrative Taxonomy. Journal of Traumatic Stress 30(3), 323-327. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22190
Mikolajewski AJ, Scheeringa MS, Weems CF (2017). Evaluating DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnostic Criteria in Older Children and Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 27(4), 374-382. doi: 10.1089/cap.2016.0134.
Scheeringa MS (2016). (Book) Treating PTSD in Preschoolers: A Clinical Guide. New York: Guilford Press.
Salloum A., Wang W, Robst J, Murphy TK, Scheeringa MS, Cohen JA, Storch EA (2016). Stepped Care Versus Standard Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Young Children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(5), 614-22.
Scheeringa, MS (2015). Untangling Psychiatric Comorbidity in Young Children Who Experienced Single, Repeated, or Hurricane Katrina Traumatic Events. Child and Youth Care Forum 44(4), 475-492. DOI 10.1007/s10566-014-9293-7.
Scheeringa MS, Myers L, Putnam FW, Zeanah CH (2015). Maternal Factors as Moderators or Mediators of PTSD Symptoms in Preschool Children: A Two-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Family Violence, 30(5), 633-642, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-015-9695-9.
Scheeringa MS, Weems C (2014). Randomized Placebo-Controlled D-Cycloserine with Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Pediatric Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 24(2), 69-77. DOI 10.1089/cap.2013.0106.
Scheeringa MS, Cobham VE, McDermott B (2014). Policy and administrative issues for large-scale clinical interventions following disasters. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 24(1), 39-46, doi: 10.1089/cap.2013.0067.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Cohen JA (2011). PTSD in children and adolescents: Towards an empirically based algorithm. Depression and Anxiety 28:9, 770-782.
Scheeringa MS, Haslett, N (2010). The reliability and criterion validity of the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment: A new diagnostic instrument for young children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 41, 3, 299-312.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH (2008). Reconsideration of harm’s way: Onsets and comorbidity patterns of disorders in preschool children and their caregivers following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 37(3), 508-518.
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