Pamela Buck

Pamela Buck, PhD

Pamela By the numbers:

5 languages spoken fluently and 6 spoken with varying degrees of proficiency
26 countries – traveled, worked, studied
1 big beautiful family
1 sweet little dog


Pamela Buck, PhD completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Duke University and her clinical internship at the Durham VA Medical Center, where she especially enjoyed providing evidence-based treatments to Veterans with PTSD and substance use disorders. Additional clinical areas of expertise include mood, anxiety, personality and eating disorders. Among her research interests are mindfulness-based treatments, the integration of spiritual practices into psychotherapy, and global mental health program development and evaluation aimed at expanding the delivery of evidence-based treatments to underserved populations. For her dissertation, Dr. Buck developed a paraprofessional training program to train religious and community leaders to support individuals with depression, including participants from Thailand, Burma, Nepal and Bhutan. Her passions include foreign language study and cross-cultural communication, mindfulness practices, dance and yoga. At PDBTI, Dr. Buck is manager of the trauma team and a member of our training faculty.

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