Abigail Angkaw2019-12-13T10:02:07-08:00
Abigail Angkaw


Abigail Angkaw is a clinical psychologist and Section Chief overseeing a unit of community-based outpatient mental health clinics at the VA San Diego, PTSD Program Director at the VA San Diego, and an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Angkaw specializes in questions related to treatment, assessment, and clinic administration, including Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS-5), measurement-based care, motivation and engagement, and program improvement. Dr. Angkaw is a national PE consultant and a regional mentor in the VA PTSD Mentoring Program. Her primary research interests include PTSD and co-occurring conditions as well as improving the delivery of mental health treatment.

As a VA provider and coming from a military family, Dr. Angkaw is personally invested in helping providers through complex clinical and administrative challenges to provide high quality care for Veterans with PTSD. Dr. Angkaw received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her predoctoral internship in PTSD and comorbid substance use disorders and her postdoctoral fellowship in combat PTSD research at the University of California, San Diego/VA San Diego.