Sacha McBain, PhD
Sacha McBain, Ph. D. 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 trauma, 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.
She serves as the Associate Director of UAMS’ Center for Trauma Prevention, Recovery, and Innovation and leads the Trauma Psychology Consult Service on UAMS’ Trauma Surgery service to address the psychosocial needs of patients who have experienced a serious injury or illness. She also provides training and consultation to medical services regarding implementation of trauma-informed care practices and healthcare worker wellness initiatives designed to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. McBain’s expertise includes increasing access to care for people with recent trauma to improve the 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 event. Dr. McBain contributed to the American College of Surgeons’ ’2022 Best Practice Guidelines for Screening and Intervention for Mental Health Disorders and Substance Use and Misuse in the Acute Trauma Patient Group and is an active member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, where she currently serves as the 2023-25 Co-Chair of the Membership Committee.