Michele Bedard-Gilligan


Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Ph.D.
mab29@uw.edu | CV

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
1100 NE 45th, Suite 300, Office 315
Box 354944 Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 616-4215

Dr. Bedard-Gilligan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She received her PhD from the UW in 2009 and has been faculty since 2012. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Alcohol Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Her research is applied in nature and predominantly focuses on mechanisms of recovery in PTSD, with a particular emphasis on treatment outcome and mechanisms of change in recovery from trauma and the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance use disorders. 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 and the Center for Pain Relief. She is involved in training and supervising individuals in the use of empirically supported treatments for PTSD and other disorders.

Select Publications:
Bedard-Gilligan, M., Duax Jakob, J., Stines Doane, L, Jaeger, J., Eftekhari, A, Feeny, N., & Zoellner, L. (2015). An Investigation of Depression, Trauma History and Severity in Individuals enrolled in a Treatment Trial for Chronic PTSD. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71, 725-740.

Kaysen, D., Schumm, J., Pedersen, E., Seim, R.W., Bedard-Gilligan, M., & Chard, K. (2014). Cognitive processing therapy for veterans with comorbid PTSD and alcohol use disorders. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 420-427.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Cronce, J., Levahot, K., Blayney, J., & Kaysen, D. (2014). The relationship between assault and physical symptoms in a sample of female drinkers: Roles of avoidant coping and alcohol use. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(8), 1359-1379.

Zoellner, L., Bedard-Gilligan, M., Jun, J., Marks, E., & Garcia, N. (2013). The Evolving Construct of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): DSM-5 Criteria Changes and Legal Implications. Psychological Injury and the Law, 6, 277-289.

Stappenbeck, C.A., Lee, C.M., Bedard-Gilligan, M., & Kaysen, D. (2013). Drinking motives for self and others predict alcohol use and consequences among college women: The moderating effects of PTSD. Addictive Behaviors, 38(3), 1831-1839.

Bedard-Gilligan, M. & Zoellner, L.A. (2012). Dissociation and memory fragmentation in posttraumatic stress disorder: A critical evaluation of the dissociative encoding hypothesis. Memory, 20, 277-299.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Jaeger, J., Echiverri, A., & Zoellner, L.A. (2011). Individual differences in trauma disclosure. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 716-723.

Zoellner, L.A., Feeny, N., Bittinger, J.N., Bedard-Gilligan, M., Slagle, D.M., Post, L.M. & Chen, J. (2011). Teaching trauma-focused exposure therapy for PTSD: Critical clinical lessons for novice exposure therapists. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 300-308.

Bedard-Gilligan, M., Kaysen, D., Desai, S., & Lee, C. (2011). Alcohol involved assault: Associations with post-trauma alcohol use, consequences, and expectancies. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 1076-1082.

Bedard-Gilligan, M. & Zoellner, L.A. (2008). The utility of the criteria A1 and A2 stressors in the diagnosis of PTSD. Behavior Research and Therapy, Therapy, 46, 1062-1069

Current Research Grants:
Developing a Brief Early Cognitive Intervention for PTSD and Alcohol Misuse (R34AA022966)

Past Research Grants:
Emotional Engagement and Relapse to Alcohol Use in Women with a History of Trauma