Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Professor

Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2119

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Trauma and Assessment Research Seminar

Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (intimate partner violence, maltreatment, combat); neuropsychological functioning in PTSD; impact of trauma on families and parent-child relationship; PTSD treatment; psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessment

Samuelson, K.W., Koenig, C., McCamish, N., Choucroun, G., Tarasovsky, G., Bertenthal, D., & Seal, K. (in press). Web-based PTSD training for primary care providers: a pilot study. Psychological Services.

Cohen, B., Neylan, T., Barnes, D., Samuelson, K.W., Li, Y., & Yaffe, K. (in press). PTSD and cognitive function: Findings from the Mind Your Heart Study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Shiratori, Y., & Samuelson, K. W. (2012). Relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and asthma among New York area residents exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73, 122-125

Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C., & Krueger, C. (2012). Relationships between maternal emotion regulation, parenting, and children's executive functioning. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/0886260512445385

Wilson, C., Samuelson, K.W., Sorsoli, L., & Zenteno, C. (2012). Relationships between past trauma exposures and PTSD among survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 21(5): 540-554.

Oringher, J., & Samuelson, K. (2011). Intimate Partner Violence and the Role of Masculinity in Male Same-Gender Romantic Relationships. Traumatology. DOI: 10.1177/1534765610395620

Samuelson, K.W. PTSD and declarative memory functioning: A review. (2011). Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 13, 346-351

Cardenas-Nicolson, V., Samuelson, K., Lenoci, M., Studholme, C., Neylan, T., Marmar, C., Schuff, N., & Weiner, M. (2011) Changes in brain anatomy during the course of PTSD Psychiatry Research, 193, 93-100

Samuelson, K.W., Krueger, C., Burnett, C., & Wilson, C. (2010). Neuropsychological functioning in children with posttraumatic stress disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 16(2), 119-133

Samuelson, K.W., Neylan, T., Lenoci, M., Metzler, T., Cardenas, V., Weiner, M., & Marmar, C. (2010). Longitudinal effects of PTSD on memory functioning. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, 853-861

Zucker, T., Samuelson, K., Greenberg, M., & Gevirtz, R. (2009). The effects of respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) biofeedback on the symptomology of posttraumatic stress disorder. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 34, 135-143.

Samuelson, K.W., & Cashman, C. (2008). Effects of intimate partner violence and maternal posttraumatic stress symptoms on children's emotional and behavioral functioning. Journal of Emotional Abuse: Special Issue on Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence, 8 (1/2), 139-153.

Schuff, N. , Neylan, T., Fox-Bosetti, S., Lenoci, M., Samuelson, K., Studholme, C., Kornak, J., Marmar, C., & Weiner, M. (2008). Reduced N-Acetylaspartate of hippocampus and anterior cingulate in absence of volume loss in posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Research, 162, 147-157.

Samuelson, K.W., Neylan, T., Metzler, T., Lenoci, M., Rothlind, J., Henn-Haase, C., Choucroun, G., Weiner, M., & Marmar, C. (2006). Neuropsychological functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse, Neuropsychology, 20, 716-726.

Neylan, T., Lenoci, M., Samuelson, K., Metzler, T., Henn-Haase, C., Hierholzer, R., Lindley, S., Otte, C., Schoenfeld, F., & Marmar. C. (2006). No improvement of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms with guanfacine treatment, American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1-3.

Neylan, T., Lenoci, M., Rothlind, J., Metzler, T., Schuff, N., Franklin, K., Weiss, D., Weiner, M., & Marmar, C. (2004). Attention and declarative memory in posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 41-46.

Franklin, K.W., & Cornell, D.G. (1997). Rorschach interpretation with high ability adolescent females: Psychopathology or creative thinking? Journal of Personality Assessment,67, 182-195.

Elliott, T.R., Shewchuk, R., Richeson, C., Hedrick, H.P., & Franklin, K.W. (1996). Problem solving appraisal and the prediction of depression during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. Journal of Counseling and Development, 645-661.

Seal, K., Samuelson, K.W., McCamish, N., Koenig, C., & Choucroun, G. (2013, November). Outcomes of a new Web-based PTSD training for primary care providers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadephia, PA.

Padron, E., Jurkiewicz, M., Wilson, C., & Samuelson, K.W. (2013, August). System for coding disorganized mother-child emotion dialogues in middle childhood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Samuelson, K., Choucroun, G., Medina, E., & Seal, K. (2011, November). Online PTSD training for primary care providers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.

Samuelson, K., Wilson, C., & Krueger, C. (2011, November). Neuropsychological functioning in children with posttraumatic stress disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland

Cardenas, V., Samuelson, K., Studholme, C., Lenoci, M., Neylan, T., Marmar, C., & Weiner, M. (2008, November). Longitudinal brain atrophy and neurocognition in PTSD. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Samuelson, K.W., Neylan, T., Lenoci, M., Metzler, T., Cardenas-Nicolson, V., Weiner, M., & Marmar, C. (2007, November). Longitudinal effects of PTSD on neuropsychological functioning. Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.

Franklin, K.W. (November, 2004) Neuropsychological functioning in PTSD and alcohol abuse. Chair and presenter for the symposium entitled "Neuropsychological Impairment in PTSD" at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Lau, K.*, & Samuelson, K.W. (2013, June). Language, acculturation, and performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test among Chinese American Adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Tran, A., Samuelson, K.W., Harris, M., & Livingston, J. (2013, November). Predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression symptoms in survivors of torture living in the United States. Poster presented at the annual meeting of International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadephia, PA.

Seal, K., Samuelson, K.W., Koenig, C., McCamish, N., Choucroun, G., Tarasovsky, G., Bertenthal, D. (2013, April). Outcomes of a pilot web-based PTSD training for primary care providers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Society of General Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.

Levit, K., Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C., & Padron, E. (2012, April). Relationships between child posttraumatic stress symptoms, child behaviors, and parenting stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Western Psychological Association.

Kelly, K., Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C., Lee, S., & Padron, E. (2012, April). Measures of parenting among trauma-exposed mothers and their children. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Western Psychological Association.

McCarthy, K., Samuelson, K.W., Cooper, B., Ja, D., & Israel, N. (2012, November). Trauma symptoms in children with single versus multiple types of abuse in an urban behavioral health system. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

McCarthy, K., Samuelson, K.W., Cooper, B., Ja, D., & Israel, N. (2012, November). Comparing trauma symptoms in children with single versus multiple types of abuse in an urban behavioral health system. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Baltimore, MD

Shiratori, Y., & Samuelson, K.W. (2012, November). Relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and asthma among New York area residents exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Los Angeles, CA.

Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C.*, & Krueger, C. (2011, November). Neuropsychological functioning in children with posttraumatic stress disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Baltimore, Maryland

Alameida, A., & Samuelson, K. (2010, August). Parenting practices and social competence of adolescents with hearing loss. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California.

Backos, A., & Samuelson, K. (2010, August). PTSD indicators in projective drawings after exposure to intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California

Greenberg, L., Samuelson, K., & Field, R. (2010, August). Evaluation of a therapeutic summer camp for children with special needs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, California.

Samuelson, K.W., Wilson, C., Lau, K., & Krueger, C., (2009, November). Maternal emotion regulation and children's executive functioning in trauma-exposed families. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, Georgia

Watson, A., Samuelson, K., Wilson, C., & Burnett, C. (2009, November). Situational and developmental risk factors for PTSD in children exposed to intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.

Oringher, J., & Samuelson, K. (2009, November). Intimate partner violence and the role of masculinity in male same-gender romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.

Krueger, C., & Samuelson, K. (2009, February). Executive functioning in children with posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Zucker, T., Gevirtz, R., & Samuelson, K. (2008, February). The effects of respiratory sinus arrhythmia biofeedback on posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe, Salzburg, Austria.

Lau, K., Krueger, C., Burnett, C., & Samuelson, K. (2008, November). Verbal memory deficits in children with posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson, C., Burnett, C., Hoffman, C., & Samuelson, K. (2008, November). Influence of prior trauma in women with histories of intimate partner violence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Zucker, T., Samuelson, K., & Gevirtz, R. (2008, November). Increased heart rate variability affects posttraumatic stress disorder symptom improvement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Burnett, C., Krueger, C., & Samuelson, K. (2008, November). Intimate partner violence, maternal posttraumatic stress disorder, and parenting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson, C., Burnett, C., Hoffman, C., & Samuelson, K. Demographic and clinical characteristics of low-income women of color with histories of intimate partner violence. (2008, October). Poster presented at the Eighth Annual Diversity Challenge: Race, Culture and Trauma, Sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, October 2008, Boston, Massachusetts.

Backos, A., & Samuelson, K. (2007, August). Comparisons of children with and without emotional disturbance on DAP:SPED. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Greenberg, L., & Samuelson, K. (2007, August). Effects of setting on testing children with executive function disorders. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Cashman, C., & Franklin, K.W. (2006, August). Domestic violence, maternal posttraumatic stress symptoms, and children's emotional regulation. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Samuelson, K.W., Cashman, C., & Burnett, C. (2006, November). Effects of domestic violence and maternal posttraumatic stress symptoms on children's emotional and behavioral functioning. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention, Hollywood, California.

Franklin, K, Neylan, T., Metzler, T., Lenoci, M., McCaslin, S., & Marmar, C. (2005, August). IQ as a potential protective factor in PTSD. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

McCaslin, S., Best, S., Mohr, D., Franklin, K., Metzler, T., & Marmar, C. (2004, November). Open trial of CBT for the treatment of PTSD in Vietnam veterans. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Neylan, T., Lenoci, M., Franklin, K., Metzler, T., Henn-Haase, C., Hierholzer, R., Lindley, S., Otte, C., Schoenfeld, F., & Marmar. C. (2004, November). Guanfacine augmentation does not improve symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Franklin, K., et al. (2003, October). Memory differences in PTSD are not an artifact of impaired attention. Poster presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

Franklin, K., & Cornell, D. (1996, August). Rorschach interpretation with high ability adolescent females: Psychopathology or creative thinking? Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Academic History and Background

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Division of Child Psychiatry

Predoctoral Intern, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and Children's Health Council

BS in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993

MEd in Psychology, University of Virginia, 1994

PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Virginia, 1998

Licensed Psychologist in California, License # PSY17721

Mensa Award for Excellence: Gifted Research New Investigator of the Year, 1998

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

American Psychological Association

Professional Practice and Community Service

Forensic and Clinical Psychological Assessment

Provide pro bono psychological evaluations for East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and Physicians for Human Rights

Research psychologist, Stress and Health Research Program, San Francisco VA