|1998 - Present||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
|1993 - Present||Director, Psychological Services for the Emotionally Distressed, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
|1988 - Present||Director, Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
|1993 - 1998||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
|1988 - 1993||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2015 - Present||Examiner, American Board of Professional Psychology||2010 - 2011||Member, FBA Parenting Coordination Ad Hoc Committee||2006 - 2008||Member, Diversity Committee for Division 54 of APA||2004 - 2007||Secretary, APA Division 54||2006||Representative, APA Division 54’s representative to the American Psychological Association’s first multi - cultural||2004 - 2005||Member, Nominations Committee for Division 54 of APA||1986||Member, Grant Review Committee Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse||1979||Vice President, Psi Chi National Honor Society||Member, American Psychological Association (APA)||Member, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology)||Charter Member, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 56 (Trauma)||Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member, Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts||Member, Golden Key National Honorary||Member, Omicron Delta Kappa||National Honorary, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society|
Honors and Awards
- N.S.U., Celebration of Excellence 2015, Faculty Spotlight
- Sage Journals, Listed as One of the Most Read Articles ( January and February 2014)
- Poster selected to represent the Child Trauma Special Interest Group at ISTSS (November 2013)
- APA, Nominated for National Ethics Committee (2010)
- NSU 8th Annual Humanitarian Award celebration, 2008: Work in youth Trauma highlighted
- NSU 7th Annual Humanitarian Award celebration, 2007: Work in child maltreatment highlighted
- William K. Boardman Memorial Award for professional development and achievement in Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia - 1987
- University Wide Fellowship (Competiti ve scholastic and research award). Awarded by the University of Georgia Graduate School - 1986 - 1987
- B.A. High Honors Thesis: "The Psychological Preparation of Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Patients vs. Pediatric In - hospital Surgical Patients" - 1981
- John V. Webb Scholarship, University of Florida - 1977
|1987||Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia|
|1985||M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia|
|1981||B.A., Psychology, University of Florida|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Jan Faust
Personality Profiles of Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Child Custody (2017)
Factitious Disorder Imposed by Another (FDIA) can be difficult to expeditiously identify. Understanding personality characteristics of FDIA perpetrators via psychological assessment may decrease the time between initial abuse and identification of FDIA. Personality characteristics of ...
Parent-Child Gender Matching and Child Psychological Adjustment after Divorce Journal of Child Custody (2017)
The present study aimed to determine whether a parent–child gender match would influence child psychological adjustment after divorce. Participants included 69 parents (36 mothers) in active family law litigation to resolve issues related to postdissolution ...
Beyond depression: Correlates of suicidal behavior in abused children Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma (2015)
The current study aimed to examine the role that a history of abuse plays in the association with suicide attempts in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Children and adolescents were recruited from a ...
Effects of abuse within violence exposed youth: Desensitization or masked effects? Journal of Child Custody (2015)
The current study examined the differences in presentation of psychopathology following varying types of maltreatment, including the witnessing of intimate partner violence. Families recruited from a community mental health center specializing in child trauma were ...
A Psychodynamic Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Closet Narcissism Clinical Case Studies (2013)
The purpose of this article was to increase awareness of an alternative presentation of narcissistic personality disorder, offer treatment strategies specifically geared toward such patients, and demonstrate how an understanding of object relations and defense ...
Complex Traumatic Stress in the Pediatric Medical Setting Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (2013)
There has been a recent increase in research focusing on child complex traumatic stress following prolonged or repeated trauma. These traumatic stress reactions often affect many aspects of the child's functioning, including psychological, behavioral, and ...
Predicting Posttraumatic Stress Following Pediatric Injury: A Systematic Review Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2010)
Objective To review the recent empirical literature concerning development of posttraumatic stress symptoms following pediatric injury and summarize risk and predictive factors that will inform clinical practice and research. Methods A systematic search of online ...
Impact of Child Abuse Timing and Family Environment on Psychosis Journal of Psychological Trauma (2008)
The theoretical basis for the development of differential psychopathology in children in response to a traumatic event suggests the timing of trauma and the family environment likely influence the development of psychological disturbances. We predicted ...
Identifying the Variables Impacting Post-Burn Psychological Adjustment: A Meta-Analysis Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2006)
Objective The purpose of this study was to identify and evaluate variables that have the greatest impact on psychological adjustment after burn injury among children, adolescents, and young adults. Methods Meta-analytical procedures were utilized to ...
Treatment of Children with Complicated Posttraumatic Stress Reactions. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training. (2004)
Complicated or complex posttraumatic stress reactions in children typically indicate a history of protracted trauma and often include both a greater number of symptoms with heightened severity as compared with children experiencing single-incident traumas. Complicated ...
Behavior Problems in Sexually Abused Children of Depressed Versus Nondepressed Mothers Journal of Family Violence (2002)
Children's psychological adjustment following stressors, such as sexual abuse, is impacted by environmental variables. One such factor is parental support, which can be hampered when a caregiver suffers from psychopathology. The purpose of this study ...
The Future of Trauma Practice: Visions and Aspirations Journal of Trauma Practice (2002)
In the new and evolving field of traumatology, the need to keep practitioners apprised of emerging developments is acute. While many journals about trauma exist, most of them focus primarily on publication of empirical research ...
Trauma Practice in the Wake of September 11, 2001: Challenges and Opportunities Journal of Trauma Practice (2002)
The attacks of September 11th, 2001 were unprecedented in several respects. They were the first attacks on U.S. soil by a foreign power in several generations, were witnessed live on television throughout the U.S. and ...
Youth Trauma: Closing the Gap on Research and Clinical Practice Journal of Trauma Practice (2001)
This paper delineates the importance of studying developmental differences in trauma reactions and treatment response such that information gleaned by such research can help in aiding both the prevention and treatment of trauma reactions across ...
Integration of Family and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treating Sexually Abused Children Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (2000)
This paper demonstrates the application and integration of family systems therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of symptomatic children with histories of sexual abuse. This is achieved via the case of Ryan, a ...
Reduction of Distress in Children Undergoing Sexual Abuse Medical Examination The Journal of Pediatrics (1998)
A participant modeling film to reduce distress in children (5 to 13 years old) undergoing sexual abuse medical examination was tested. Twenty-one children viewing the participant modeling film reported less fear after film viewing and ...
Differences in Family Functioning of Sexually Abused vs. Nonabused Enuretics Journal of Family Violence (1997)
The present study examined self-reported maternal depression, children's somatic complaints, and perception of family functioning in sexually abused and nonabused enuretics. Forty children with primary nocturnal enuresis served as subjects. Half had documented histories of ...