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Jane Luterek, PhD

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Jane Luterek, PhD is a psychologist in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic and the Addictions Treatment Center focused primarily on serving women Veterans at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle Division. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and is licensed in the State of Washington. Dr. Luterek’s research has focused on understanding the psychological sequelae of trauma and mechanisms of change in therapy associated with Alcohol Dependence and PTSD. She has advanced clinical training in the treatment of Veterans with trauma related psychological sequelae (e.g. substance use disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder) and draws from a contextual behavioral theoretical background. Dr. Luterek has expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, which heavily inform her clinical practices.


PTSD , VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle , 2005-2007
Ph.D. , Clinical Psychology , Temple University , 1999-2006
M.A. , Clinical Psychology , Temple University , 1999-2002
B.A. , Psychology , Western Michigan University , 1992-1996

Recent Publications

A controlled examination of two coping skills for daily alcohol use and PTSD symptom severity among dually diagnosed individuals.
(2015 Mar)
Behav Res Ther 66(): 8-17
Stappenbeck CA, Luterek JA, Kaysen D, Rosenthal CF, Gurrad B, Simpson TL

Drinking motives moderate daily relationships between PTSD symptoms and alcohol use.
(2014 Feb)
J Abnorm Psychol 123(1): 237-47
Simpson TL, Stappenbeck CA, Luterek JA, Lehavot K, Kaysen DL

Gender differences in relationships among PTSD severity, drinking motives, and alcohol use in a comorbid alcohol dependence and PTSD sample.
(2014 Mar)
Psychol Addict Behav 28(1): 42-52
Lehavot K, Stappenbeck CA, Luterek JA, Kaysen D, Simpson TL

Psychiatric correlates of medical care costs among veterans receiving mental health care.
(2012 Apr)
J Interpers Violence 27(6): 1005-22
Simpson TL, Moore SA, Luterek J, Varra AA, Hyerle L, Bush K, Mariano MJ, Liu CF, Kivlahan DR

Impact of emotional approach coping and hope on PTSD and depression symptoms in a trauma exposed sample of Veterans receiving outpatient VA mental health care services.
Anxiety Stress Coping 25(5): 559-73
Hassija CM, Luterek JA, Naragon-Gainey K, Moore SA, Simpson T

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