Patricia Haynes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Arizona

Bio

 

Dr. Patricia Haynes is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the UA and the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS).
Dr. Haynes received her PhD from the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She did her internship at the Southwest Consortium Predoctoral Psychology Internship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and her postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona, Department of Psychology. Dr. Haynes is a clinical researcher interested in examining biological outcomes associated with psychotherapeutic processes. Specific areas of interest include: cognitive behavioral therapy, social and biological circadian rhythms, stressful life events, and cross-disciplinary models of mood dysregulation. She is currently conducting an open trial behavioral treatment for sleep problems in individuals who have both Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. Dr. Haynes sees patients at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, where she runs the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic. In this clinic, she provides individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, nightmares, and difficulties using the CPAP machine. Dr. Haynes also conducts dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and depression. Dr. Haynes supervises psychology interns at both UA and SAVAHCS, and she teaches a cognitive behavioral therapy seminar at the UA for psychiatry residents and psychology interns. She also mentors UA undergraduates in Independent Study (Psychiatry 499). These students have the opportunity to learn clinical research methods via participation in Dr. Haynes’ research studies. Her research program focuses on developing and testing non-medication based psychotherapies in individuals who have been exposed to traumatic events. The treatments being developed are designed to help people with PTSD, depression, and insomnia learn to change current unhelpful patterns in their lives. Her programs are conducted both at SAVAHCS and UA in Tucson, Arizona.
Research Areas:
Cognitive behavioral therapy, social and biological circadian rhythms, stressful life events, and cross-disciplinary models of mood dysregulation. 

Title of Grant Funded: 
Development of Chronobiologically –Informed Intervention for comorbid PTSD/MDD