Karen A. Sitterle, Ph.D.

Karen A. Sitterle, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In her clinical practice, Dr. Sitterle specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with difficulties related to traumatic exposure and loss including posttraumatic stress disorder. She works with survivors of violent crime, sexual assault, traumatic loss and injury, child abuse, domestic violence, and torture. She consults and testifies in both civil cases (for the plaintiff and defense) and criminal matters for the prosecution and defense. She has served as an expert witness in federal and various state courts.
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Dr. Sitterle's other professional activities include consultation with law enforcement, emergency management, the American Red Cross, and other agencies involved in disaster response; and she has conducted numerous debriefings with fire fighters, police, and emergency response personnel. She provides crisis response and management to corporations, organizations, schools, and communities following traumatic and violent events. Dr. Sitterle has conducted over a hundred professional workshops and presentations locally, nationally, and internationally. She consults with the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, where she provides ongoing supervision, training, and program development.



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