Sherry A. Falsetti PhDProfessor (CT) and Assistant Dean of Research University of Illinois College of Medicine RockfordFamily and Community Medicine
Dr. Falsetti is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a PhD in clinical psychology. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she also served as faculty for nine years and served as the director of training for the postdoctoral fellowship program and the director of clinical operations at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center. She has won numerous awards for medical student, intern, and residency teaching and has been a National Institute of Mental Health grant recipient. She maintains an active clinical practice and specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, the psychological impact of chronic health problems, and the interplay of physical health and behavioral sciences.
Clinical Interests: Cognitive behavioral treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, other anxiety disorders and mood disorders, health coaching, and behavioral medicine.
Research Interests: Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, the influence of culture on doctor patient communication and the impact of wellness interventions.
Undergraduate Degree: BA in Psychology, 1987, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Graduate Degree: PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1993, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Residency: Clinical Psychology, 1992, Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship: Sexual Assault Research, 1993, Medical University of South Carolina
- Professional Contribution Recognition Award for professional contribution in the aftermath of September 11th.
- Circle of Excellence Teaching Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching in Doctoring Curriculum 1 Course, 2001-2002, Medical University of South Carolina.
- Circle of Excellence Teaching Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching in Doctoring Curriculum II Course, 2001-2002, Medical University of South Carolina.
- Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Doctoring II Curriculum Course, 2000-2001.
- Circle of Excellence Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Introduction to Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Medicine, 1995-1996, Medical University of South Carolina.
- Psychology Internship Program Faculty Scientist Practitioner Award, Psychology Internship Program, (awarded by the internship class for being the faculty member who best represents excellence in research and clinical skills), Medical University of South Carolina, 1995-1996.
- Student Research Paper Award, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Disaster and Trauma Special Interest Group, November, 1992.
- American Psychological Association and Divisions 12 and 35, 1987 – present
- Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, 1989 – present
- Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Disaster and Trauma Special Interest Group, 1991 – present
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, 1989 – present
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 1995 – present
- South Carolina Psychological Association, 1996 – 2002 South Carolina Association of Professional Psychologists, 1996 – 2002
- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2003-present