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Lisa D. Butler, Ph.D.

School of Social Work, Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Trauma, resilience and growth; Dissociative processes; Adjustment following life-threatening illness; Paranoia; Representations of mental illness in film

Books

  1. Butler, L. D. with Garlan, R. W. (1998). Instructor’s manual, media guide, and test-item file for Abnormality – Seligman/Rosenhan. New York: W. W. Norton.
  2. Butler, L. D. & Garlan, R. W. (1997). Study guide for Abnormality – Seligman/Rosenhan. New York: W. W. Norton.
  3. Butler, L. D. (1995). Test-item file for Abnormal Psychology – Rosenhan/Seligman, Third Edition. New York: W. W. Norton.
  4. Butler, L. D. with Garlan, R. W. (1995). Instructor’s manual and media guide for Abnormal Psychology – Rosenhan/Seligman, Third Edition. New York: W. W. Norton.
  5. Dubovsky, S. L. & Butler, L. D. (1995). Casebook and study guide for Abnormal Psychology – Rosenhan/Seligman, Third Edition. New York: W. W. Norton.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Keuroghlian, A. S., Butler, L. D., Neri, E., & Spiegel, D. (2010). Hypnotizability, posttraumatic stress, and depressive symptoms in metastatic breast cancer. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 58(1), 39-52.
  2. Butler, L. D., Koopman, C., Neri, E., Giese-Davis, J., Palesh, O., Thorne-Yocam, K. A., DiMiceli, S., Chen, X.-H., Fobair, P., Kraemer, H. C., & Spiegel, D. (2009). Effects of Supportive-Expressive Therapy on pain in women with metastatic breast cancer. Health Psychology, 28, 579-587.
  3. Butler, L. D., Koopman, C., Azarow, J., Blasey, C. M., Magdalene, J., Dimiceli, S., Seagraves, D. J., Hastings, T. A., Chen, X. H., Garlan, R. W., Kraemer, H. C., & Spiegel, D. (2009). Psychosocial predictors of resilience following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 19(4), 1-8.
  4. Ginzburg, K., Butler, L. D., Giese-Davis, J., Cavanaugh, C. E., Neri, E., Koopman, C., Classen, C. C., & Spiegel, D. (2009). Shame, guilt, and posttraumatic stress disorder in adult survivors of child sexual abuse as risk for human immunodeficiency virus. Journal of Nervous or Mental Disease, 197(7), 536-542.
  5. McCaslin, S., De Zoysa, P., Butler, L. D., Hart, S., Marmar, C. R., Metzler, T. J., & Koopman, C. (2009). The relationship of posttraumatic growth to peritraumatic reactions and posttraumatic stress symptoms among Sri Lankan university students. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(4), 334-339.
  6. Butler, L. D., Waelde, L. C., Hastings, T. A., Chen, X. H., Symons, B. K., Marshall, J., Kaufman, A., Blasey, C. M., Seibert, E. O., & Spiegel, D. (2008). Meditation with yoga, group therapy with hypnosis, and psychoeducation for long-term depressed mood: A randomized pilot trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(7), 806-820.
  7. Palesh, O., Butler, L. D., Koopman, C., Giese-Davis, J., Carlson, R., & Spiegel, D. (2007). Stress history and breast cancer recurrence. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63, 233-239.

Chapters and Other Contributions to Books

  1. Morland, L. A., Butler, L. D., & Leskin, G. A. (2008). Resilience and thriving in the context of terrorism. In S. Joseph & P. A. Linley (Eds.), Trauma, recovery, and growth: Positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress (pp. 39-61). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  2. Butler, L. D., Morland, L. A., & Leskin, G. A. (2007). Psychological resilience in the face of terrorism. In B. Bongar, L. M. Brown, L. E. Beutler, J. N. Breckenridge, & P. G. Zimbardo, (Eds.), Psychology of terrorism (pp. 400-417). New York: Oxford University Press.
  3. Dizon, M., Butler, L. D., & Koopman, C. (2007). Befriending man’s best friends: The mental and physical health effects of altruism to animals. In S. G. Post (Ed.), Altruism and health: Perspectives from empirical research (pp. 277-291). New York: Oxford University Press.
  4. Butler, L. D., Garlan, R. W., & Spiegel, D. (2005). Virtual 9/11: Managing terror in an electronic era. In Y. Danieli & R. L. Dingman (Eds.), On the ground after September 11: Mental health responses and practical knowledge gained (pp. 575-581). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
  5. Giese-Davis, J., Koopman, C., Butler, L. D., Joss, J., Classen, C., Roberts, J., Rosenbluth, R., Morrow, G. R., & Spiegel, D. (2004). The Stanford Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale – Cancer: Reliability, validity, and generalizability. In I. Nyklícek, L. Temoshok, & A. Vingerhoets (Eds.), Emotional expression and health: Advances in theory, assessment and clinical applications (pp. 204-222). New York: Hove.
  6. Koopman, C., Palesh, O., Marten, B., Thompson, B., Ismailji, T., Holmes, D. & Butler, L. D. (2004). Child abuse and adult interpersonal trauma as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among women seeking treatment for intimate partner violence. In T. A. Corales (Ed.), Focus on posttraumatic stress syndrome research (pp. 1-16). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.