Sacha McBain, PhD
Sacha McBain, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR. Dr. McBain received her master’s in psychology and doctorate in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UAMS with a specialization in integrated care and traumatic stress, and her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology and implementation science at the Department of Veterans Affairs South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) in North Little Rock, AR.
Dr. McBain is the Associate Director of UAMS’ Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery and Innovation. She leads the Trauma Surgery Psychology Consult Service in UAMS’ Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, which is designed to address the psychosocial needs of patients hospitalized after a serious injury or illness.
Dr. McBain’s expertise includes increasing access to care for people with recent trauma in order to improve prevention of PTSD with a specific focus on trauma related to medical events. She has completed training in community health and prevention research and implementation science in order to identify and put into place organizational practices within healthcare systems designed to increase access to mental health care following a traumatic medical event. She provides training and consultation to medical services across the country regarding implementation of trauma-informed care practices. She recently co-authored the 2023 Best Practice Guidelines: Screening and Intervention for Mental Health Disorders and Substance Use and Misuse in the Acute Trauma Patient from the American College of Surgeons.
Financial: Sacha McBain has employment relationships with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Texas Houston, the University of Colorado, the University of Montana, and the VA San Diego. She receives grants from UAMS Interprofessional Small Grant and UAMS Translational Research Institute Biomedical Informatics Pilot Grant. Sacha McBain receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Sacha McBain is a member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.