Now recruiting postdoctoral fellows!

The FAST Lab is now recruiting postdoctoral fellows! Dr. Wiltsey Stirman is available to mentor fellows through the National Center for PTSD Fellowship and a Stanford T32 .

We are also recruiting a fellow to work on an NIMH-funded study of a trauma-focused asynchronous messaging therapy (CPT) for PTSD

Please click each hyperlink for more details!

The FAST Lab

Fidelity, Adaptation, Sustainability, and Training Lab at The National Center for PTSD

Principal Investigator: Shannon Wiltsey-Stirman, Ph.D.


The "Fidelity, Adaptation, Sustainability of Treatments" Lab Studies: 

  • Fidelity: The adherence to prescribed elements of treatment and competence/skill of delivery; How much a clinician follows protocol as it was originally intended
  • Adaptation: Changing specific parts of a psychotherapy (changing aspects of the protocol) to better meet the needs of an individual or constraints within the service delivery setting
  •  Sustainability: The delivery of an intervention over the long term, after original implementation supports are removed, at a level sufficient to yield the intended benefits of that intervention
  • Training: We are conducting research to learn what the most efficient and effective ways to train and support therapists as they learn to delivery evidence-based treatments.


Click here to watch a video about Evidence Based Practice. 


Click here to learn about the F.A.S.T. Lab's current research! 


Implementation Science

The FAST Lab uses and studies principles of Implementation Science. Implementation Science information and resources can be found here:

imAPP is a go!

The F.A.S.T. Lab just recieved Notice of Award for an R01 grant to begin her imAPP study! Click here to learn more!