Current Research

Domestic Violence Intervention Services/ Call Rape (DVIS) 

This study is examining readiness to change, emotional intelligence and PTSD symptoms as potential predictors of treatment outcome for perpetrators of domestic violence. The sample consists of offenders attending a 52-week court-mandated treatment program at Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS). This project also includes a follow-up study looking at recidivism rates in participants after completion of the program.

Integrating Sleep and PTSD Treatment: Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation

This study is a randomized control study assessing the integration of a treatment for chronic nightmares and sleep problems with an evidence-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  This study is currently enrolling adult participants.  Call 918-631-3976 for more information or click here.

Efficacy of a Brief Treatment for Nightmares for Children

This study is a pilot study investigating the efficacy of a brief CBT treatment for trauma-related nightmares in children. This is an ongoing study on a treatment for chronic nightmares in children. 

International Journalists’ Occupational Experiences Survey

This study is an anonymous, online survey assessing occupational hazards (e.g., trauma exposure, harassment, intimidation, moral injury) and workplace conditions that affect health and occupational performance.

Interpersonal Violence Survey

This survey is an anonymous online survey on the experiences of stress and violence of college students on TU’s campus. Specifically, the survey is assessing dating violence, sexual violence, emotional/psychological abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, and rape myth acceptance. Information from this survey will be used to directly inform educational programming on our campus.

Reducing Incarceration of Substance-Abusing Women (WIR)

This project aims to design a meaningful program evaluation for Women in Recovery, a collaborative substance abuse treatment with a trauma component as an alternative to prison sentence.

Student Health, Athletic Performance, and Education (SHAPE)

The purpose of this study is to assess the mental health profile of TU student-athletes and examine the impact of mental health indicators on various indices of functioning. Additionally, the SHAPE project explores what support services are currently available for student-athletes and if there are any barriers to receiving these services. 

Time to Report Rape in a Community Sample

Studies have demonstrated that the prompt reporting of a sexual assault seems to be important to the veracity of the victim’s report. This study seeks to clarify the average length of time that victims take to present for a SANE exam and report their victimization to the police, to determine whether a delayed report may be the standard form of reporting, rather than the exception, for sexual assault victims.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these research projects, please contact the TITAN Program Coordinator, Mollie Rischard, at