CATHERINE C. CLASSEN, Ph.D.

Journal Publications

Classen, C., Koopman, C., & Spiegel, D. (1993). Trauma and dissociation. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 57(2), 178-194.

Marziali, E., Field, N., Classen, C., & Oleniuk J. (1993). The assessment of ego development in borderline personality disorders. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 38(1), 23-27.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1994). Predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms among Oakland/Berkeley, Calif., firestorm. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 888-894.

Spiegel, D., Koopman, C., & Classen, C. (1994). Acute stress disorder and dissociation. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 22(1), 11-23.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., Cardena, E., & Spiegel, D. (1995). When disaster strikes, acute stress disorder may follow. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 8(1), 29-46.

Spiegel, D., Morrow, G.R., Classen, C., Riggs, G., Stott, P.B., Mudaliar, N., Pierce, H.I., Flynn, P.J., & Heard, L. (1996). Effects of group therapy on women with primary breast cancer. The Breast Journal, 2(1), 104-106.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1996). Dissociative responses in the immediate aftermath of the Oakland/Berkeley firestorm. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9(3), 521-540.

Classen, C., Koopman, C., Angell, K., & Spiegel, D. (1996). Coping strategies associated with psychological adjustment in advanced breast cancer patients. Health Psychology, 15(6), 434-437.

Classen, C., Abramson, S. Angell, K., Atkinson, A., Desch C., Vinciguerra, V.P., Rosenbluth, R.J., Kirshner, J.J., Hart, R., Morrow, G., & Spiegel D. (1997). An examination of a training program for leading supportive-expressive groups with breast cancer patients. Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, 6(3), 211-218.

Classen, C., Koopman, C., Hales, R. & Spiegel, D. (1998). Acute stress disorder as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155(5), 620-624.

Classen, C., Field, N., Atkinson, A. & Spiegel, D. (1998). Representations of self in women sexually abused in childhood. Child Abuse and Neglect, 22(10), 997-1004.

Butler, L.D., Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1999). Traumatic stress, life events, and emotional support in women with metastatic breast cancer: Cancer-related traumatic stress symptoms associated with past and current stressors. Health Psychology, 18(6), 555-560.

Spiegel, D., Morrow, G.W., Classen, C., Raubertas, R., Stott, P.B., Mudaliar, N., Pierce, H.I., Flynn, P.J., Heard, L. & Riggs, G. (1999). Group psychotherapy for recently diagnosed breast cancer patients: A multicenter feasibility study. Psycho-Oncology, 8, 482-493.

Classen, C. (1999). Acute stress disorder as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Directions in Psychiatry, 19, 401-416.

Serlin, I.A., Classen, C., Frances, B., & Angell, K. (2000). Supportive-expressive support groups for women with breast cancer: Traditional and alternative approaches. Arts and Psychotherapy, 27(2), 123-138.

Cardeņa, E., Koopman, C., Classen, C., Waelde, L.C., & Spiegel, D. (2000). Psychometric properties of the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ): A valid and reliable measure of acute stress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 13(4), 719-734.

Fobair, P., O'Hanlan, K., Koopman, C., Classen, C., DiMiceli, S. Spiegel, D., Drooker, N. (2000). Psychosocial changes among lesbian breast cancer patients following supportive-expressive group therapy. Psycho-Oncology, 9, 5, 130, Suppl.

Classen, C., Field, N.P., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K. & Spiegel, D. (2001). Interpersonal problems and their relationship to sexual revictimization in women sexually abused in childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16(6), 495-509.

Classen, C., Butler, L. D., Koopman, C., Miller, E., DiMiceli, S., Giese-Davis, J., Fobair, P., Carlson, R. W., Kraemer, H. C., & Spiegel, D. (2001) Supportive-expressive group therapy reduces distress in metastatic breast cancer patients: A randomized clinical intervention trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 58, 494-501.

Classen, C., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K. & Spiegel, D. (2001). A preliminary report comparing trauma-focused and present-focused group therapy against a wait-listed condition among childhood sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 4(2), 265-288.

Lagana`, L., McGarvey, E., Classen, C., & Koopman, C. (2001). Psychosexual dysfunction among gynecological cancer survivors. . Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 8(2), 73-84.

Field, N., Classen, C., Butler, L.D., Koopman, C., Zarcone, J. & Spiegel, D. (2001) Revictimization and information processing in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 15, 1-11.

Fobair, P., O'Hanlan, K., Koopman, C., Classen, C., DiMiceli, S., Drooker, N., Warner, D., Davids, R., Loulan, J., Goffinet, D., Morrow, G., Spiegel, D. (2001) Comparison of lesbian and heterosexual women's response to newly diagnosed breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 10(1), 40-51.

Azarow, J., Han W.T., Koopman, C., Classen C., Morrow G.R., & Spiegel, D. (2001) Traumatic stress, pain, and self-efficacy are related to breast cancer patients' sastisfaction with care. Psychosomatic Medicine, 63, 1, 1130

Koopman, C., Gore-Felton, C., Classen, C., Kim, P., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Acute stress reactions to everyday stressful life events among sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

Koopman, C., Butler, L.D., Classen, C., Giese-Davis, J., Morrow, G.R. Westendorf, J., Banerjee,T., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Traumatic stress symptoms among women with recently diagnosed breast cancer. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Lagana`, L., Chen, X., Koopman, C., Classen, C., Kimerling, R., & Spiegel, D. (in press). Depressive Symptomatology in Relation to Emotional Control and Chronic Pain in Persons Who Are HIV-Positive. Rehabilitation Psychology.

Giese-Davis, J., Koopman, C., Butler, L.D., Classen, C., Cordova, M., Fobair, P., Benson, J., & Spiegel, D. (accepted pending revision). Change in emotion regulation strategy for women with metastatic breast cancer following supportive-expresssive group therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Classen, C., Nevo, R., Koopman, C., Nevill-Manning, K., Gore-Felton, C., Rose, D. & Spiegel, D. (accepted pending revision). Life stress and trauma symptoms in women sexually abused in childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Classen, C., Giese-Davis, J., Koopman, C., Atkinson, A., DiMiceli, S., Stonisch-Riggs, G., Westendorp, J., Morrow, G., & Spiegel, D. (in submission) Group therapy for primary breast cancer patients: A randomized, prospective multicenter trial.

Field, N.P., Bonanno, G.A., Classen C., & Horowitz, M.J. (in preparation). Applying a priming Stroop paradigm to examine intrusion in conjugal bereavement.

Angell, K., Sephton, S., Stites, D., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (in submission) T-cell and mood changes in response to stress in metastatic cancer patients.

Angell, K., Classen, C., Stites, D., Carlson, R., Rodin, J., & Spiegel, D. (in submission). Interpersonal stress reduces natural killer cell number and cytotoxic activity among metastatic breast cancer patients.

Koopman, C., Sephton, S., Classen, C., Butler, L., Gore-Felton, C., Borggrefe, A., & Spiegel, D. (in submission). Cortisol changes following a laboratory stress task and dissociative stress responses among childhodd sexual abuse survivors with PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Fobair, P., Koopman, C., DiMiceli, S., O'Hanlan, K., Butler, L.D., Classen, C., Drooker, N., Davids, H.R., Loulan, J., Wallsten, D., & Spiegel, D. (in submission). Psychosocial intervention for lesbians with primary breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology.

Classen, C., Butler, L. D., Koopman, C., Miller, E., DiMiceli, S., Giese-Davis, J., Fobair, P., Carlson, R. W., Kraemer, H. C., & Spiegel, D. (2001) Supportive-expressive group therapy reduces distress in metastatic breast cancer patients: A randomized clinical intervention trial. Archives of General Psychiatry, 58, 494-501

Books and Chapters

Horowitz, M.J., Field, N.P., Classen, C. (1993). Stress response syndromes and their treatment. In L. Goldberger & S. Breznitz (Eds.), Handbook of stress, 2nd Ed. (pp.757-773). New York: The Free Press.

Classen, C., Hermanson, K., & Spiegel, D. (1994). Psychotherapy: Its relationship to stress and survival in breast cancer. In C.E. Lewis, C. O'Sullivan, & J. Barraclough (Eds.), The psychoimmunology of human cancer: Mind and body in the fight for survival? (pp.123-162). Oxford: University Press.

Spiegel, D. & Classen, C. (1995). Acute stress disorder. In G.O. Gabbard, (Ed.) Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: The DSM-IV Edition (pp.1521-1535). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Classen, C. (Ed.) (1995). Treating women molested in childhood. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Cardeņa, E., Classen, C., Koopman, C., & Spiegel, D. (1996). Review of the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ). In B.H. Stamm (Ed.). Measurement of stress, trauma and adaptation (pp. 293-297) . Lutherville, MD: Sidran Press.

Spiegel, D., Koopman, C., Cardeņa, E., & Classen, C. (1996). Dissociative Symptoms in the Diagnosis of Acute Stress Disorder. In L.K. Michelson & W.J. Ray (Ed.) Handbook of Dissociation, (pp.367-380). New York: Plenum Press.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1997). Multiple stressors following a disaster and dissociative symptoms. In C.S. Fullerton & R.J. Ursano (Eds.), Posttraumatic stress disorder: Acute and long-term responses to trauma and disaster. (pp. 21-35). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Classen, C., Sephton, S. E., Diamond, S., & Spiegel, D. (1998). Studies of life-extending psychosocial interventions. In J. Holland (Ed.) Textbook of Psycho-Oncology. (pp.730-742). New York: Oxford University Press.

Classen, C., Diamond, S., & Spiegel, D. (1999). Supportive-Expressive Group Therapy for Cancer and HIV Patients. In L. VandeCreek (Ed.) Innovations in Clinical Practice. (pp. 119-134). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Spiegel, D., & Classen, C. (2000) Group Therapy for Cancer Patients. New York: Basic Books.

Classen, C. & Spiegel, D. (2001). Acute stress disorder. In G.O. Gabbard, (Ed.) Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: The DSM-IV Edition (pp.1567-1586). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Giese-Davis, J., Koopman, C., Butler, L. D., & Classen, C., Morrow, G., & Spiegel, D. (in press). The Stanford Cancer Self-Efficacy Scale: reliability, validity, and generalizability. In L. R. Temoshok (Ed.), Biobehavioral Perspectives on Health and Disease Prevention (Vol. 6): Harwood Academic Publishers.

Spiegel, D., Classen, C., Thurston, E., & Butler, L. (in press). Trauma-focused versus present-focused models of group therapy for women sexual abuse survivors. In L.J. Koenig, A.O'Leary, L.S. Doll, & W. Pequegnat (Eds.) From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization and Intervention. American Psychological Association.

Calde, K., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (in press). "Can psychosocial interventions extend survival? A critical evaluation of clinical trials of group and individual therapies." In C. Lewis, R. O'Brien, & J. Barraclough (Eds.) The Psychoimmunology of Cancer, 2nd Ed.


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