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Tracey Potts Carson, PhD

Assistant Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
Office: VA Med Ctr, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705

I specialize in the provision of couples therapy for veterans, with emphasis on relationship problems associated with combat and deployment.  I mainly provide, and teach, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT); however, elements of other major couples-therapy protocols are utilized as needed.  As a member of the Durham VAMC Psychology Training Program,  I regularly supervise psychology interns assigned to the Outpatient Mental Health Rotation and more recently created a Couples Therapy Sub-Rotation for those interns desiring training in IBCT.  On a broader level, I serve as a national IBCT training consultant for the VA Office of Mental Health Services.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, 1982


Carson, T. P., and H. E. Adams. “Activity valence as a function of mood change.” J Abnorm Psychol 89, no. 3 (June 1980): 368–77.

Full Text

Adams, H. E., J. S. Webster, and T. P. Carson. “Appropriate behavioral assessment and modification of sexual deviation: a comment on "biosyntonic" therapy.” J Consult Clin Psychol 48, no. 1 (February 1980): 106–8.