Connie Veazey, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Clinician, Supervisor, Academician 
Intensives are held in Houston,  Texas

License:

License #36025 Licensed Psychologist in the State of Texas.

Registrant ID #53154 National Register- Health Service Provider in Psychology

Education:

Ph.D. University at Albany-State University of New York  (Clinical Psychology) 2003

Dissertation: Acute Stress Disorder as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Prospective Study of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors

Clinical Internship University of Texas Medical School at Houston

M.A. University at Albany-State University of New York (Clinical Psychology) 2000

B.S. University of Southwestern Louisiana (Psychology).  Summa Cum Laude 1996.
Honors: Valedictorian of December 1996. Graduating Class and Member of Honors Society

Professional Experience (selected)

Clinical Experience​

Clinical Psychologist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston(2013-2016).

Clinical Psychologist, Aucoin & Associates, Lafayette, LA 70508. Provided outpatient psychological services for couples, families, and adults.   Served as supervisor for master level therapists. (2007-2011).

Houston Center for Quality Care and Utilization Studies. Conducted cognitive behavioral group therapy sessions and psycho-education aimed at reducing anxiety and depression in patients with chronic medical illnesses including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Chronic Hepatitis C. Conducted individual cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive therapy aimed at reducing anxiety and depression in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. (2002-2004).

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor, Fielding Graduate University, School of Psychology, Santa Barbara, California. (2015 - present).  Primary professor for graduate courses in Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. Serve as primary clinical advisor for students in the greater Houston region.


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (2013-2015).ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Psychology. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana.  (2007-2011).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Psychology. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. (2004-2007).


Evidence-based Treatment Models:


Additional Certifications & Associations:

Post-doctoral Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research

Houston Center for Quality Care and Utilization Studies is a joint effort of the Baylor College of Medicine and the Veterans Administration.

Courses taught include: Psychology of Trauma; Ethical and Professional Standard in Psychology; Marriage and the Family; Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy; Theories of Counseling; Psychopathology; Social Psychology; Introduction to Clinical Psychology; Honors Psychology; Theories of Psychotherapy; Ethics and Professional Conduct; Intellectual Assessment


My Approach to Couples Therapy

Working with couples in therapy has been one of the highlights of my clinical and academic work. I developed an assessment and treatment approach largely based on the cognitive behavioral couple’s approach developed by Epstein and Baucom.

I have extensive experience working with combat veterans and military sexual trauma survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I've also researched the impact of automobile trauma and its resultant PTSD symptoms.

In 2009, I gave my first professional presentation focusing on Couple’s Therapy entitled: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples: Assessment and Intervention Strategies to psychologists and therapists in the community in Lafayette, Louisiana.  It was well received.

Invited Presentations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples: Assessment and Intervention Strategies.Continuing education training presented at Fort Bend Mental Health America, Stafford, Texas. April 26, 2012

Self-Care: Applying Therapeutic Practices to the Self as a Therapist. Continuing education training presented at the Fort Bend Counseling Association.  April 13, 2012

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Couples: Assessment and Intervention Strategies.Continuing education training presented at The Academy of Aucoin and Associates Professional Series, Lafayette, Louisiana. March 13, 2009

March 21, 2005 Incidence and Correlates of Traumatic Stress Disorders: A Prospective Analysis of an Emergency Department Sample, The Center for Trauma Recovery, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Colloquium Presentation.

October 3, 2003 Incidence and Correlates of Traumatic Stress Disorders: A Prospective Analysis of an Emergency Department Sample, The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Grand Rounds Presentation.

1999-2001 Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders- Colloquia Series. University at Albany- State University of New York

Presentations

Martin, S., Veazey, C., & Cabrerra, O. (2009, November). The Experience of Trauma in a College Student Population: A Survey of Psychological Outcomes and Exploration of Differences by Ethnicity and Gender. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, Georgia. (2009).

Publications (selected)

Veazey, C., Cook, K., Stanley, M., Lai, E. C., & Kunik, M. E. (2009). Telephone administered cognitive behavioral therapy: A case study of anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease, Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 16, 243-253. (2009)

Kunik, M. E., Veazey, C., Cully, J.A., Souchek, J., Graham, D. A., Hopko, D., Carter, R., Sharafkhaneh, A., Goepfert, E.J., Wray, N., & Stanley, M.A. (2008). COPD Education and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in COPD Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Psychological Medicine, March 2008.

Kunik, M. E., Roundy, K., Veazey, C., Souchek, J., Richardson, P., Wray, N. P., & Stanley, M. A. (2005). Surprisingly high prevalence of anxiety and depression in chronic breathing disorders. Chest, 127(4), 1205-1211. (2005).

Roundy, K., Cully, J. A., Stanley, M.A., Veazey, C., Souchek, J., Wray, N. P., & Kunik, M. E. (2005). Are anxiety and depression addressed in primary care patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A chart review. Primary Care Companion, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 7, 213-218. (2005)

Veazey, C., Aki, S.O.E., Cook, K.F., Lai, E., & Kunik, M. (2005). Prevalence and treatment of depression in Parkinson’s disease. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 17(3), 310-323. (2005).

Veazey, C., & Blanchard, E. B. (2005). Early indicators and interventions for traumatic stress disorders secondary to motor vehicle accidents. In D. A. Hennessy and D. L. Wiesenthal (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Traffic Research and Road User Safety. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (2005).

Veazey, C. H., Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., & Buckley, T. C. (2004) Physiological responsiveness of motor vehicle accident survivors with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 29, 51-62. (2004).

Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., Malta, L. S., Jaccard, J., Devineni, T., Veazey, C. H., & Galovski, T. E. (2003). Prediction of response to psychological treatment among motor vehicle accident survivors with PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 34(3), 351-363. (2003).

Averill, P. M, Veazey, C., Shack, A., Krajewski, J., Rocha, D., & Varner, R. (2002). Acute mental illness and comorbid substance abuse: Physician/patient agreement on comorbid diagnosis and treatment implications. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment, 1(4), 119-125. (2002).

Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., Galovski, T. E., & Veazey, C. H. (2002). Emergency room vital signs and PTSD in a treatment seeking sample of motor vehicle accident survivors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(3), 199-204. (2002).

Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., Veazey, C. H., Buckley, T. C., Freidenberg, B., Walsh, J. D., & Keefer, L. (2002). Treatment-related changes in cardiovascular reactivity to trauma cues in motor vehicle accident-related PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 33, 417-426. (2002).

Galovski, T. E., Blanchard, E. B., & Veazey, C. (2002). Intermittent Explosive Disorder and other psychiatric comorbidity among court-referred and self-referred aggressive drivers. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 40, 641-651.

Blanchard, E. B., & Veazey, C. H. (2001). Mental disorders resulting from road traffic accidents. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 14, 143-147. (2001).

Barton, K. A., Blanchard, E. B., & Veazey, C. (1999). Self-monitoring as an assessment strategy in behavioral medicine. Psychological Assessment, 11(4), 490-497. (1999).

Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., Buckley, T.C., & Veazey, C. H. (1999). Psychophysiological dimensions of motor vehicle accident survivors. In E. J. Hickling and E. B. Blanchard (Eds.), International Handbook of Road Traffic Accidents: Psychological Trauma, Treatment, and Law, Elsevier Science Ltd. (1999).

Hickling, E. J., Blanchard, E. B., Mundy, E., & Veazey, C. H. (1999). Psychosocial effects of motor vehicle accidents. In E. J. Hickling and E. B. Blanchard (Eds.), International Handbook of Road Traffic Accidents: Psychological Trauma, Treatment and Law, Elsevier Science Ltd. (1999).

Grants/Awards

• Faculty Development Grant: University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2008)

• Department of Veterans Affairs Special Contribution Award (January 22, 2004).

• Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback- Travel Grant Award for attendance of 2001 convention.

• Citation for Excellence in Student Research for Poster presented at 2000 convention of Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

• Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback- Travel Grant Award for attendance of 2000 convention.

• University at Albany- State University of New York-Spring 2000 Travel Grant Award

Peer Review

December 2010 Grant Review, Parkinson’s Disease Society of the United Kingdom

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (7/2010)

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice (2006-2008)

Psychological Report:, Perceptual and Motor Skills

April 2009 Reviewer, 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

General Hospital Psychiatry 1/2009

Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills 2005-2006.

Journal of Psychosomatic Research 6/2006

Behavior Therapy. 3/2004

International Journal of Psychology. 5/2004

Papers Presented (selected)

Shaw, J., & Veazey, C. (2007, May). Depression and Fear as Measured in Caregivers and Relatives of Alzheimer’s Patients. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (2007).

Veazey, C. (2006, April). Telephone Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Case Study of Anxiety and Depression in Parkinson’s Disease. Paper presented at Northwestern State University’s Nineteenth Annual Research Day, Natchitoches, Louisiana. (2006).

Veazey, C., Stanley, M. A., Hopko, D., Densmore, D., & Kunik, M. (2003, November). Randomized Controlled Trial of a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Anxiety and Depression in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, Massachusetts. (2003).

Malta, L. S., Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., Devineni, T., Veazey, C., Galovski, T. E., & Jaccard, J. (2002). Prediction of Response to Treatment of PTSD Secondary to Motor Vehicle Accidents. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Reno, NV. (2002).

Veazey, C., Blanchard, E. B., Broderick, J. D., & Hickling, E. J. (2001, March). Acute Stress Disorder as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Focus on Acute Psychophysiological Arousal. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Research Triangle Park, NC. (2001).

Veazey, C., Blanchard, E. B., Broderick, J., & Hickling, E. J. (2001, December). Physiological Correlates of Acute Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 17th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (2001).

Veazey, C. H., Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J., & Broderick, J. (2001, November) Acute Stress Disorder as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Philadelphia, PA.

Posttrauma Physiological Response as a Predictor of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Denver, Colorado. (2000).

Veazey, C., Blanchard, E. B., Hickling, E. J. (2000, March). Physiological Responsiveness in Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Denver, CO.

Veazey, C., Galovski, T., Blanchard, E. B., & Hickling, E. J. (2000, November). Do Acute Arousal Patterns Mediate the Development of PTSD? The Debate Continues. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Veazey, C., & Blanchard, E. B. (1999, November). Physiological Responsiveness in Motor Vehicle Accident Victims with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Canada.

Greenway, D., Hardin, C (maiden name), Buckner, M., Bulot, J., Nichols, B., & Wulfert, E. (1997, May). Changing Belief in ESP: An Interaction Between Speaker and Listener. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 23rd Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.