Sarah E. Trost

Associate Professor


Faculty - Psychology Undergraduate

Sarah Trost is an Associate Professor of Psychology and has been on the Stritch faculty since 2004. She is a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Wisconsin. Dr. Trost teaches undergraduate courses in Psychopathology, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Health Psychology, Personality Theory, Internship: Fieldwork in Psychology, Human Sexuality, and General Psychology. Her research and clinical interests focus on clinical health psychology. She has provided outpatient group, couples, and individual psychotherapy to adults presenting with concurrent physical and mental health concerns. She has expertise in smoking cessation and the psychosocial factors involved in organ transplantation.


  • Burke, B. L., Trost, S. E., deRoon-Cassini, T., & Bernstein, D. A. (2016). Abnormal Psychology (2nd ed.). Solon, OH: Academic Media Solutions.
  • Trost, S. E., Burke, B. L., & Schoenfeld, J. (2014). DSM-5: Using key changes to highlight critical teaching points for undergraduate psychology instructors. Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Office of Teaching Resources. Retrieved from
  • DeRoon-Cassini, T., Trost, S. E., & Anderson, R. C. (2012). The role of psychology in surgery. Surgery Update: Leading the Way, 4(3), 12-13.
  • Trost, S. E., & Anderson, R. C. (2010). A primer on the topic of suicide for nurses in plastic surgery. Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal, 30, 50-53.
  • Shoham, V., Butler, E. A., Rohrbaugh, M. J., & Trost, S. E. (2007). Symptom-system fit in couples: Emotion regulation when one or both partners smoke. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 166, 848-853.
  • Shoham, V., Rohrbaugh, M. J., Trost, S. E., & Muramoto, M. (2006). A family consultation intervention for health-compromised smokers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 395-402.
  • Shoham, V., Trost, S. E., & Rohrbaugh, M. J. (2004). From state to trait and back again: Reactance theory goes clinical. In R.A. Wright, J. Greenberg, & S.S. Brehm (Eds.), Motivational Analyses of Social Behavior: Building on Jack Brehm’s Contributions to Psychology (pp.167-185). NY: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Rohrbaugh, M. J., Shoham, V., Trost, S., Muramoto, M., Cate, R., & Leischow, S. (2001). Couple-dynamics of change resistant smoking: Toward a family-consultation model. Family Process, 40, 15-31.


  • Ph.D., Univ Of Arizona
  • M.A., Univ Of Arizona
  • B.A., Cornell University

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