Dr. Dardis came to Towson in 2017 after completing her postdoctoral fellowship at
the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Health Sciences Division.
Dr. Dardis’ research focuses on risk factors and outcomes of IPV perpetration and
victimization, including physical, sexual, and psychological IPV, stalking and cyberstalking.
She is particularly interested in:
- Ways in which gender and gender roles influence victimization, perpetration, and outcomes
- Norms and perceptions of violent behavior, and the use of social norms and bystander-based
approaches for IPV prevention
- Social support and coping in the aftermath of violence, particularly how disclosures
of violence and reactions received to disclosures can impact victim outcomes
Most recently, Dr. Dardis’ research has focused on stalking and cyberstalking, including
gender differences in predictors and perceptions of stalking and cyberstalking perpetration
(also called unwanted pursuit behaviors), and associations between stalking and cyberstalking
victimization and negative psychological outcomes (e.g., PTSD, depression).
Dr. Dardis’ clinical training has focused on the assessment and treatment of PTSD
and other comorbid conditions (e.g., substance use, Borderline Personality Disorder),
using evidence-based treatments (e.g., Cognitive Processing Therapy and other Cognitive
Behavioral Therapies, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Dr. Dardis’ postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD specialized in
the treatment of women veterans with PTSD resulting from combat, military sexual trauma
(MST), child abuse and neglect, and intimate partner violence (IPV).
Dardis, C. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2017). Reconciliation or Retaliation?: An integrative model of post-relationship
in-person and cyber unwanted pursuit perpetration among undergraduate men and women.
Advance online publication. Psychology of Violence. doi: 10.1037/vio0000102
Dardis, C. M., & Gidycz, C. A. (2016). The frequency and perceived impact of engaging in in-person
and cyber unwanted pursuit after relationship break-up among college men and women.
Sex Roles, 76, 56-72. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0667-1
Dardis, C. M., Amoroso, T., & Iverson, K. M. (2016). Intimate partner stalking: Contributions to
PTSD symptomatology among a national sample of women Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/tra0000171
Dardis, C. M., Murphy, M. J., Bill, A. C., & Gidycz, C. A. (2016). An investigation of the tenets
of social norms theory as they relate to sexual attitudes and sexual assault perpetration:
A comparison of men and their friends. Psychology of Violence, 16(1), 163-171. doi: 10.1037/a0039443
Dardis, C. M., Dixon, K., Edwards, K. M., & Turchik, J. A. (2015). An examination of the factors
related to dating violence perpetration among young men and women and associated theoretical
explanations: A review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16, 136-152. doi: 10.1177/1524838013517559