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Samantha Outcalt, Ph.D.

Samantha D. Outcalt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

 

Personal Statement 

I am a clinical health psychologist with a primary focus on chronic pain.  My health services research at the Roudebush VA Medical Center concentrates on the intersection of chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.  Furthermore, I am committed to the dissemination and implementation of empirically supported psychological treatments for chronic pain, both with and without comorbid mental health conditions.  Clinically, I have the honor of working with terminally ill veterans and their caregivers in Palliative Care at the VA.


Education 

Undergraduate: Indiana University

Graduate School: Southern Illinois University

Internship: Connecticut VA Healthcare System

Fellowship: Health Services Research & Development, Roudebush VA Medical Center

Board Certifications/Certifications: Health Services Provider in Psychology

Current Academic Interests 

Teaching: Undergraduate courses in Health Psychology and Psychology of Women; Clinical supervision in Palliative Care; Didactic lectures to interns and residents regarding chronic pain, health psychology, and research ethics

Clinical: Palliative care psychology (e.g., pain management, psycho-oncology, end-of-life counseling); Psychological interventions for chronic pain

Research: Comorbidity of chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder; Cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based approaches to chronic pain treatment; Women’s health; Sexual and/or military trauma

Samantha Outcalt, Ph.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St., 11H
Indianapolis, IN. 46202
(317) 988-2161