William Lorber, PhD


Assistant Professor

Staff Psychologist, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

(414) 384-2000

Dr. Lorber completed his undergraduate education at California State University, Los Angeles, and received his doctorate at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Lorber’s clinical practice focuses on Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the VA Medical Center. His research interests include the influence of traditional masculine gender socialization on men’s mental health, the role of emotion regulation in psychopathology, the role of emotions in memory, and psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Selected publications:

  • Lorber, W. & Garcia, H.A. (in press) Not Supposed to Feel This: Traditional Masculinity In Psychotherapy With Male Veterans Returning From Afghanistan and Iraq. Psychotherapy, Theory, Research, Practice, Training.

  • Garcia, H.A., Finley, E. P., Lorber, W, & Jakupcak, M. (in press) A Preliminary Study of the Association between Traditional Masculine Behavioral Norms and PTSD Symptoms in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

  • Nielson, K.A., & Lorber, W. (2009). Enhanced post-learning memory consolidation is influenced by arousal predisposition and emotion regulation but not by stimulus valence or arousal. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 92, 70-79.

  • Ponce, A. N., Lorber, W., Paul, J. J., Esterlis, I., Barzvi, A., Allen, G. J., et al. (2008). Comparisons of varying dosages of relaxation in a corporate setting: Effects on stress reduction. International Journal of Stress Management, 15, 396-407.

  • Lorber, W., Mazzoni, G., & Kirsch, I. (2007). Illness by suggestion: Expectancy, modeling, and gender in the production of psychosomatic symptoms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33(1), 112–116.

  • Lorber, W., Morgan, D.Y., Eisen, M.L., Barak, T., Perez, C. & Crosbie-Burnett, M. (2007). Patterns of cohesion in the families of offspring of addicted parents: Examining a non-clinical sample of college students. Psychological Reports, 101, 881-895.