Steven Thorp, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Program Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Clinical Team at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He is also the Co-Director of the Psychotherapy Unit in the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health.
Dr. Thorp earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and completed postdoctoral research fellowships in geriatric psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and at UCSD. He conducts research and psychotherapy with veterans who have experienced psychological trauma.
Dr. Thorp has a particular interest in the investigation of empirically-based psychotherapies for chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for older adults. Current projects include the use of video telemedicine technologies to improve access to care for veterans with PTSD and a comparison of different psychotherapies for older combat veterans with PTSD. Dr. Thorp is also investigating the role of cognitive functioning on clinical outcomes for veterans with PTSD.