Stephen Melka, PhD

Stephen MelkaAssistant Professor

Psychologist & Team Leader, OEF/OIF/OND Program
Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs

(414) 384-2000

 

Dr. Melka completed his undergraduate education at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

Dr. Melka’s clinical and research interests include posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, emotion regulation, and substance abuse. He currently coordinates a residential rehabilitation program at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for combat Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan focusing on readjustment to civilian life following deployment.

Selected publications:
 

Lancaster, S.L., Melka, S. E., Klein, K. P., & Rodriguez, B.F. (2015). Ethnicity and anxiety: A Psychometric evaluation of the STICSA. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 48, 163-176.

Lancaster, S.L., Melka, S. E., Bryant, A., & Rodriguez, B. F., (2014). PTSD symptom patterns following exposure to traumatic and stressful events. Journal of Aggression​, Maltreatment & Trauma, 23, 414-429.

Lancaster, S. L., Melka, S. E., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2011). Emotional predictors of PTSD symptoms. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 313-317.

Melka, S. E., Lancaster, S. L., Bryant, A., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2011). Confirmatory factor and measurement invariance analyses of the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 1283-1293.

Melka, S. E., Lancaster, S. L., Bryant, A., Rodriguez, B. F., & Weston, R. (2011). An exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Affective Control Scale in an undergraduate sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 501-513.

Melka, S. E., Lancaster, S. L., Adams, L. J., Howarth, E. A., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2010). Social anxiety across ethnicity: A confirmatory factor analysis of the FNE and SAD. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 680-685.

Lancaster, S. L., Melka, S. E., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2009). A factor analytic comparison of five models of PTSD symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 269-274.

Lancaster, S. L., Melka, S. E., & Rodriguez, B. F. (2009). An examination of the differential effects of traumatic events and life stressors. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 711-717.

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