B.S. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
Clinical Internship (APA Accredited), Veteran's Administration Hospital, Memphis, TN
2016-Present Professor, School of Psychology, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL
2016-Present Director of Clinical Training, Florida Tech, Melbourne, FL
2015-2016 Foundation Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
2003-2015 Chair and Foundation Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
1996-2003 Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Liberal Arts
University of Nevada, Reno
2002-2003 Director of Clinical Training, University of Nevada, Reno
2000 Professor University of Nevada, Reno
1994-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
1994-1995 Director Clinical Training Program, University of Nevada, Reno
1991-1994 Director, Psychological Services Center, University of Nevada, Reno
1989-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
PSY5591 Seminar in Professional Standards and Ehtical Principles in Psychology 1
PSY5592 Seminar in Professional Standards and Ehtical Principles in Psychology 2
PSY5593 Seminar in Professional Standards and Ehtical Principles in Psychology 3
PSY5108 Health Psychology
Trauma and Treatment
Follette, V.M. & Hazlett-Stevens, H.J. (in press) Mindfulness and Acceptance base psychotherapies. In Norcross et al. (Eds.) APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology: Theory and Practice. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.
Follette, V. M. & Vechiu, C. (in press). Sexual Trauma: Theory and Practice. In Gold, Dalenberg, & Cook (Eds) Handbook of Trauma Psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.
Follette, V.M., Briere, J., Rozelle, D., Hopper, J.W., & Rome, D. I. (2015). Introduction for Follette, V. M, Rozelle, D., Hopper, J., Rome, D., & Briere, J. (Eds.) Contemplative Methods and Trauma Treatment. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 1-8.
Briere, J., Follette, V.M., Rozelle, D., Hopper, J.W., & Rome, D. I. (2015). Conclusions and Future Directions. for Follette, V. M, Rozelle, D., Hopper, J., Rome, D., & Briere, J. (Eds.) Contemplative Methods and Trauma Treatment. New York, NY: Guilford Press, 359-362.
Courtois, C. Barach, P., Brand, B., Chu, J., Cloitre, M., Dalenberg, C., Draijer, M., Follette, V., Ford, J., Herman, J., Kinsler, P., Ibrahim, K., Laddis, A.., Lanius, R., Paivio, S., Pearlman, L., Pole, N., Shapiro, F., Spinazzola, J., & Steele, K. (in press) Guidelines for the Treatment of Complex PTSD: A joint project for Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissocation.
Ghimire, D., Papa, A. & Follette, V. M. (2012) . The relationship between child physical abuse and victimization in dating relationships. The role of experiential avoidance. Psycholgical Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice. American Psychological Association.
Chase, J., Houmanfar, R., Hayes, S.C., Ward, T., Vilarga, R. & Follette, V.M. (2013). Values training adds to goal setting improving undergraduate college student performance. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 79-84.
Engle, J. & Follette, V.M. (2015) Mindfullness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Trauma. In Follette, V. M, Rozelle, D., Hopper, J., Rome, D., & Briere, J. (Eds.) Contemplative Methods and Trauma Treatment. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Engle, J. & Follette, V.M. (2011) Review of Healing the incest wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35 (4), 644-646.
Ghimire, D. & Follette, V. M. (2012) Cumulative Trauma. In C. Figley and K Figley (Eds) In Encyclopedia of Trauma. Sage Publishing.
Ghimire, D. & Follette, V. M. (2012) Revictimization: Experiences related to child, adolescent and adult sexual trauma. In Duckworth & Follette (Eds) Retraumatization: Assessment, Treatment and Prevention. Routledge Press.
Engle, J. & Follette, V.M. (2012) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for trauma related problems. In R. A. McMackin, E. Newman, J. M. Fogler, & T.M. Keane (Eds) Trauma Therapy in Context: The Science and Craft of Evidence Based Practice. American Psychological Association Press.
Palm, K. M.& Follette, V.M. (2011) The roles of cognitive flexibility and experiential avoidance in explaining psychological distress in survivors of interpersonal victimization. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33(1), 79-86.
Iverson, K.M., Follette, V.M., Pistorello, J., & Fruzzetti, A.E. (2012). An investigation of experiential avoidance, emotion dysregulation, and distress intolerance in your adult outpatients with borderline personality disorder symptoms. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment.
Pearson, A., & Follette, V ., Hayes, S., (2012) A pilot study of ACT as a workshop intervention for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.03.001.
Cameron , A., Palm, K, Follette, V.M. (2010) Reaction to stressful life events: What predicts symptom serverity? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(6), 645-649.
Follette, V.M., LaBash, H.A., & Sewell, T.M. (2010) Adult disclosure of a history of childhood sexual abuse: Implications for behavioral psychotherapy. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 11(2), 228-243.
Recognition & Awards
2015 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Service Award (UNR)
2012 Western Psychological Association Fellow
2008 James Mikawa Outstanding Psychologist Nevada State Psych.Assoc.
2008 Foundation Professor UNR
2007 Erskine Fellow University of Canterbury, NZ
2006 UNR Silver Compass Mentorship Award
1998 Univ. of Memphis-Psychology Distinguished Alumna
1998 AABT-Mentor Student Dissertation Award (Polusny)
1996 Finalist UNR Distinguished Teaching Award
1995 Alan Bible Teaching Award-Second Place
1995 NV Women’s Fund-Woman of Achievement Award
1993 Finalist, Alan Bible Teaching Award
1987 Phi Kappa Phi
1987 Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship
1987 Van Vleet Fellowship
1983 Phi Beta Kappa
Research & Project Interests
Combat and sexual trauma, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, culture and context, mindfulness, stress, and burnout, LGBT.