Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD

Personal Statement

Dr. Bedard-Gilligan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Washington. She currently serves as the co-director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations (TRI) group and the associate director of the UW Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress (UWCATS). She leads or co-leads several research projects that are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health Disparities, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Her research is applied in nature and predominantly focuses on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with specific emphases on the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance use disorders and on mechanisms of treatment and recovery. She has presented her research at national conferences and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She also maintains an active clinical practice specializing in using empirically supported treatments for PTSD and other anxiety disorders at the University of Washington Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Bedard-Gilligan is involved in training and supervising psychology graduate students, psychology residents, and psychiatry residents in the use of empirically supported cognitive behavioral treatments.


Fellowship, 2012, Clinical Psychology - University of Washington
Internship/Residency, 2009, Psychology - University of Washington
Doctoral Training, 2003-2009, Psychology - University of Washington

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

A Pragmatic Approach to Psychometric Comparisons between the DSM-IV and DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Checklists in Acutely Injured Trauma Patients.
(2020 Aug 6)
Moodliar R, Russo J, Bedard-Gilligan M, Moloney K, Johnson P, Seo S, Vaziri N, Zatzick D

Resilience is spreading: Mental health within the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2020 Aug)
Psychol Trauma 12(S1): S47-S48
PeConga EK, Gauthier GM, Holloway A, Walker RSW, Rosencrans PL, Zoellner LA, Bedard-Gilligan M

Prevalence and Factor Structure of PTSD in DSM-5 Versus DSM-IV in a National Sample of Sexual Minority Women.
(2019 Dec 13)
J Interpers Violence
Kaysen D, Rhew IC, Bittinger J, Bedard-Gilligan M, Garberson LA, Hodge KA, Nguyen AJ, Logan DE, Dworkin ER, Lindgren KP

Are trauma memories state-dependent? Intrusive memories following alcohol-involved sexual assault.
Eur J Psychotraumatol 10(1): 1634939
Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Bedard-Gilligan M, Kaysen D

Randomized Control Trial of Culturally Adapted Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD Substance Misuse and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior for Native American Women.
(2019 Mar)
AIDS Behav 23(3): 695-706
Pearson CR, Kaysen D, Huh D, Bedard-Gilligan M

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