Dr. Bedard-Gilligan is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is involved in several research projects that are 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 narrative approaches to studying trauma memory quality and the co-occurrence of PTSD and alcohol 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 is involved in training and supervising individuals in the use of empirically supported treatments.
Stappenbeck, C.A., Lee, C.M., Bedard-Gilligan, M., & Kaysen, D. (In press). Drinking motives for self and others predict alcohol use and consequences among college women: The moderating effects of PTSD. Addictive Behaviors.
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, 46, 1062-1069.
Buckley, T.C., Mozley, S.L., Bedard, M.A., Dewulf, A., & Greif, J. (2004). Preventive health behaviors, health risk behaviors, physical morbidity, and health-related role functioning impairment in a series of treatment-seeking PTSD patients. Military Medicine, 169, 536-540.
Bedard, M., Greif, J.L., & Buckley, T.C. (2003). International publication trends in the traumatic stress literature. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 97-101.
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