Dr. Carter joined the faculty of UCF as a Postdoctoral Fellow in August, 2012. He serves as a clinician for the Trauma Management Therapy Program for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The program is funded by the Department of Defense with Deborah C. Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP as Principal Investigator. Dr. Carter conducts comprehensive assessments, implements individual treatment sessions using virtual-reality exposure therapy, and conducts group treatment sessions using social skills training and various behavioral therapies.
Dr. Carter recently received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University, where he specialized in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, including PTSD. He completed a one-year clinical internship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, where he provided empirically-supported treatments to veterans with PTSD and other psychological disorders. Dr. Carter has presented his research at national conferences and published a number of scholarly journal articles about anxiety and the overlap among anxiety, mood, and personality disorders. His primary clinical interests are also in these domains, and he has completed supervised clinical training in the areas of anxiety disorders (i.e., PTSD, OCD, GAD, panic disorder, social phobia, and specific phobias), personality disorders, depression, schizophrenia, compulsive hoarding, and forensic psychology.