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 & Resilience 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

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Recent Publications

Supporter-focused early intervention for recent sexual assault survivors: Study protocol for a pilot randomized clinical trial.
(2022 Jul 9)
Contemp Clin Trials 119(): 106848
Dworkin ER, Ruzek JI, Cordova MJ, Fitzpatrick S, Merchant L, Stewart T, Santos JP, Mohr J, Bedard-Gilligan M

Adapting narrative exposure therapy with a tribal community: A community-based approach.
(2022 May 27)
J Clin Psychol
Bedard-Gilligan M, Kaysen D, Cordero RM, Huh D, Walker D, Kaiser-Schauer E, Robjant K, Saluskin K, Pearson C

Institution of Higher Education Substance Use Amnesty Policies and Sexual Violence Reporting.
(2022 Mar 27)
J Interpers Violence
Ellyson AM, Ortega A, Bedard-Gilligan MA

The effect of perceived life stress on posttraumatic stress disorder treatment outcome.
(2021 Dec)
J Trauma Stress 34(6): 1219-1227
Burton MS, Marks EH, Bedard-Gilligan MA, Feeny NC, Zoellner LA

Personalized normative feedback for hazardous drinking among college women: Differential outcomes by history of incapacitated rape.
(2021 Aug 26)
Psychol Addict Behav
Jaffe AE, Blayney JA, Graupensperger S, Stappenbeck CA, Bedard-Gilligan M, Larimer M

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