Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)


Dr. Capone is a licensed clinical psychologist whose primary research interests are in the treatment of co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  and substance use disorders (SUD) in military Veterans. Dr. Capone received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island and completed her predoctoral internship at the Boston VA Healthcare System. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, she accepted a position as PTSD-SUD Specialist at the Providence VA Medical Center. Her work involves providing direct patient care and supervision to trainees, as well as managing her program of research. Through her work with Veterans, Dr. Capone became interested in treatments that address trauma-related guilt and shame, as well as adjunctive and complementary treatment approaches. Currently, Dr. Capone is PI on a Department of Defense randomized, clinical trial of Trauma Informed Guilt Reduction (TrIGR) therapy with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. She has also conducted pilot work on the use of stellate ganglion block (SGB) for reducing PTSD symptoms and is about to launch a pilot trial of MDMA-assisted therapy for co-occurring alcohol use disorders and PTSD.

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