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Noga Zerubavel

Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
2213 Elba Street, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Science: Mindfulness-Based Approaches for Latinx Individuals.

Journal Article Mindfulness (N Y) · 2022 OBJECTIVES: This article represents a call to action for the mindfulness field to be more diverse and inclusive of Latinx individuals. Building a diverse and inclusive science around mindfulness-based approaches (MBAs) that considers important group-level ... Full text Link to item Cite

Longitudinal associations of trauma exposure with disordered eating: Lessons from the Great Smoky Mountains Study.

Journal Article Eat Disord · 2021 Disordered eating is prevalent among trauma survivors, yet little is known about mechanisms underlying this relation. We explored cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD) with disord ... Full text Link to item Cite

A multi-method assessment of interoception among sexual trauma survivors.

Journal Article Physiol Behav · November 1, 2020 It is well established that many female sexual trauma survivors experience dissociation, particularly disconnection from the body, in the aftermath of sexual trauma. This study aims to address the open question of how sexual trauma is associated with aware ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development and Implementation of a Multicultural Consultation Service Within an Academic Medical Center

Journal Article Cognitive and Behavioral Practice · November 1, 2019 A major challenge for our field is to ensure we meet the growing demand for culturally sensitive and responsive evidence-based practices to keep up with changing demographics in the U.S. as well as calls to action by our field. To address the mental health ... Full text Cite

The Effects of Mindfulness Retreats on the Psychological Health of Non-clinical Adults: a Meta-analysis

Journal Article Mindfulness · August 15, 2019 Objectives: Mindfulness retreats are typically marketed to healthy adult populations as a means for optimizing psychological health. We conducted a┬ámeta-analysis of the effects of mindfulness retreats on the psychological functioning of relatively healthy ... Full text Cite

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Fear of Abandonment Moderate the Relation of Intimate Partner Violence to Severity of Dissociation.

Journal Article J Trauma Dissociation · 2018 Featured Publication Betrayal trauma theory proposes a relation between intimate partner violence (IPV) and dissociation, suggesting that dissociation among victims of IPV may function to restrict awareness of abuse in order to preserve attachments perceived as vital. We inves ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Bipolar Depression.

Journal Article Psychiatr Clin North Am · March 2016 The gold standard for treating bipolar depression is based on the combination of mood stabilizers and psychotherapy. Therefore, the authors present evidence-based models and promising approaches for psychotherapy for bipolar depression. Cognitive-behaviora ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Staying Present: Incorporating Mindfulness into Therapy for Dissociation

Journal Article Mindfulness · April 1, 2015 Featured Publication Dissociation involves retreating from the experience of the present moment through various processes, while mindfulness cultivates the ability to stay in the present moment. We argue that mindfulness is thus uniquely well suited for treatment of dissociati ... Full text Open Access Cite

Emotion dysregulation and drinking to cope as predictors and consequences of alcohol-involved sexual assault: examination of short-term and long-term risk.

Journal Article J Interpers Violence · February 2015 The present study examined emotion dysregulation, coping drinking motives, and alcohol-related problems as predictors and consequences of alcohol-involved sexual assault (AISA). A convenience sample of 424 college women completed confidential surveys on pa ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Fostering Dialogue in Psychology: The Costs of Dogma and Theoretical Preciousness

Journal Article Qualitative Research in Psychology · April 1, 2014 Methodological discourse has the potential to divide or unite research psychologists depending on our approach and understanding of each other's work. We note the various ways in which genuine dialogue between qualitative and quantitative researchers has b ... Full text Open Access Cite

Sexual victimization, fear of sexual powerlessness, and cognitive emotion dysregulation as barriers to sexual assertiveness in college women.

Journal Article Violence Against Women · December 2013 Featured Publication The current study examined sexual victimization and two barriers to young women's sexual assertiveness: fear of sexual powerlessness and cognitive emotion dysregulation. College women (N = 499) responded to surveys and indicated that fear of sexual powerle ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Perceived sexual control, sex-related alcohol expectancies and behavior predict substance-related sexual revictimization.

Journal Article Child Abuse Negl · May 2013 OBJECTIVES: Although numerous studies have documented linkages between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and later sexual revictimization, mechanisms underlying revictimization, particularly assaults occurring in the context of substance use, are not well-under ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The role of substance use and emotion dysregulation in predicting risk for incapacitated sexual revictimization in women: results of a prospective investigation.

Journal Article Psychol Addict Behav · March 2013 Incapacitated sexual assault (ISA) is the most common form of sexual victimization experienced by college women. Although ISA victims are at risk for future assaults, few studies have examined mechanisms responsible for ISA revictimization besides heavy dr ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The dilemma of the wounded healer.

Journal Article Psychotherapy (Chic) · December 2012 Featured Publication The wounded healer is an archetype that suggests that a healer's own wounds can carry curative power for clients. This article reviews past research regarding the construct of the wounded healer. The unique benefits that a psychotherapist's personal strugg ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite