Regina Hiraoka, Ph.D.

Regina Hiraoka, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Clinic Director
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Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Clinic Director


Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2014

M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2009

B.S., University of Utah, 2004


Dr. Hiraoka received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University and completed her clinical internship with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Waco. From 2014-2020, Dr. Hiraoka served as a staff psychologist in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple. In that role, she provided evidence-based psychotherapies for combat-related PTSD. In 2015, Dr. Hiraoka became a member of the internship training committee and began serving as a clinical supervisor for predoctoral psychology interns. Starting in 2019, she served as the Assistant Training Director of the predoctoral psychology internship training committee. Dr. Hiraoka joined the Baylor faculty in 2020.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Hiraoka was clinically trained as a generalist, with clinical experiences across the lifespan, and later received specialization in treating PTSD. Her research interests focus on topics related to anxiety disorders and trauma.

Representative Publications

Fergus, T. A., & Hiraoka, R. (2018). A pilot study of a four-week eHealth-based protocol of the attention training technique (ATT) component of metacognitive therapy among patients with anxiety disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32, 140-152.

Hiraoka, R., Cook, A. J., Bivona, J. M., Meyer, E. C., & Morissette, S. B. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of depression related to military sexual trauma in woman veteran: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 15, 84-97.

Hiraoka, R., Crouch, J. L., Reo, G., Wagner, M. F., Milner, J. S., & Skowronski, J. J. (2016). Borderline personality features and emotion regulation deficits are associated with child physical abuse potential. Child Abuse & Neglect, 52, 177-184.

Reijman, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Hiraoka, R., Crouch, J. L., Milner, J. S., Alink, L. R. A., & van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Baseline functioning and stress reactivity in maltreatment parents and at-risk adults: Review and meta-analyses of autonomic nervous system studies. Child Maltreatment, 21, 327-342.

Hiraoka, R., Meyer, E. C., Kimbrel, N. A., DeBeer, B. B., Gulliver, S. B., & Morissette, S. B. (2015). Self-compassion as a prospective predictor of PTSD symptom severity among trauma-exposed U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 127-133.

Crouch, J. L., Hiraoka, R., Rutledge, E., Zengel, B. U., Skowronski, J. J., & Milner, J. S. (2015). Is narcissism associated with child physical abuse risk? Journal of Family Violence, 30, 373-380.

Hiraoka, R., Crouch, J. L., Reo, G., Wagner, M., Milner, J. S, & Skowronski, J. J. (2014). Pain tolerance, pain sensitivity, and accessibility of aggression-related schemata in parents at-risk for child physical abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 1840-1