Paula Domenici, Ph.D., is a licensed counseling psychologist working as head of the Division of Training Programs at the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. In this capacity, she oversees training courses for military and civilian mental health professionals and presents workshops to clinicians from various disciplines on psychology-related topics. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as the deployment behavioral health psychologist for the CDP at the National Naval Medical Center, where she saw Marines in both the outpatient behavioral health clinic and inpatient casualty care unit. She performed psychological evaluations and provided individual and group treatment for PTSD and other post-deployment concerns.
Prior to joining the CDP, Domenici was an APA Congressional Fellow at the office of Senator Hillary Clinton, where she covered mental health, aging and deployment-related veterans’ issues in the legislative arena. She also has worked as a staff psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, providing individual and group therapy to OIF/OEF, Vietnam and WWII veterans. Dr. Domenici is a co-author of “Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families,” which has sold nearly 150,000 copies.