Supervision & Teaching
Supervision, consultation and class with Dr. Bledman have been described a transformative experiences. She challenges students to think critically and question their own biases and presuppositions about self, identity, race and culture. At the same time, she creates a learning environment where students feel safe to talk about their tough spots and mistakes. Dr. Bledman has provided clinical supervision & taught courses at the University of Missouri , the University of Maryland, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
- The Effect of Acculturation on African American Body Image
- Psychometric Evaluation of Body Image Measures in African American Women
- Weighing and Body Monitoring Among College Women: The Scale Number as an Emotional Barometer
- Preventing Eating and Weight-Related Disorders: Towards an Integrated Best Practices Approach
- personal trauma
- trauma related to marginalized identity
- sexual trauma
- emotional eating
- eating disorders
- life transitions
- relationship problems
- body image issues
- childhood abuse
- domestic violence
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Dr. Bledman is one of few local practitioners to offer cognitive processing therapy, a structured and time-limited method for processing trauma. CPT has been shown to be highly effective in the reduction of trauma symptoms such as anxiety, flashbacks, trouble sleeping, restlessness, numbess, guilt and impulsivity.
Women of Color Group
Dr. Bledman is currently hosting a supportive group for Women of Color on Wednesdays at 6 pm. Topics addressed include racism, sexism, negotiating complex identities and dealing with predominantly white and/or male spaces.