Triple Board Faculty

Michael ScheeringaMichael S. Scheeringa, MD

Current Positions:
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Phone: (504) 988-5402
Fax: (504) 988-4264

Education and Training:
Indiana University 1984 B.A.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988 M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988-92 Residency in Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine 1991-93 Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
LSU School of Medicine 1993-95 Fellowship: Infant Psychiatry

Research Interests:
Dr. Scheeringa is carrying out a programmatic series of studies of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in infants and young children. His initial studies pioneered the assessment of the diagnostic criteria. He is conducting a NIMH-funded study of traumatized toddlers to assess their psychiatric symptoms, autonomic reactivity, and family functioning. He is also pilot testing a CBT manualized protocol to treat PTSD in preschool children. This research will ultimately be applied to understanding maltreated young children. Dr. Scheeringa also has academic interests in attachment, parenting, parent-child relationship difficulties, diagnostic assessment of children, neurobiological correlates of psychiatric disorders, outcome prediction, and development of protocol-driven therapies.

Selected Publications:
Scheeringa, M.D., Wright, M.J., Hunt, J.P., Zeanah, C.H. (2006) Factors affecting the diagnosis and prediction of PTSD symptomatology in children and adolescents. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(4), 644-651.

Scheeringa, M.S., Salloum, A., Arnberger, R.A., Weems, C.F., Amaya-Jackson, L., Cohen, J.A. (2007) Feasibility and Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Preschool Children: Two Case Reports. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(4), 631-636.

Scheeringa, M.S., Zeanah, C.H. (in press). Reconsideration of harm’s way: Onsets and comorbidity patterns of disorders in preschool children and their caregivers following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.


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