Assistant ProfessorEmail: email@example.comLocation: Education 4262810 Old Main HillLogan, UT 84322-2810Curriculum VitaeMilitary Social Science Lab
Rebecca K. Blais is an assistant professor in psychology. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at VA Puget Sound, Seattle Division. Prior to graduate school, she completed her B.A. in Psychology at Connecticut College and completed a two-year research assistantship at Yale University. She is the principle investigator of the Military Social Science Lab.
Dr. Blais’ work is focused on military service members/veterans and PTSD. Within this program of research, she has three main foci: investigating (1) barriers to formal and informal (e.g., social support) help-seeking in veterans with PTSD, with a strong interest in self- and other-perceived stigma; (2) the impact of military sexual trauma (MST) on sexual functioning and relationship quality in female veterans, as well as factors related to MST disclosure; and (3) barriers and facilitators to academic advancement in college enrolled Veterans. Her work is supported by grants from Division 19 (APA), Utah State University, University of Utah, the Eccles Foundation for Research in Political Economy, and the National Institute of Mental Health. She has authored many papers that have been published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal of Family Psychology, Military Psychology, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
Dr. Blais also has extensive clinical experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy, couples’ therapy, sex therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. She has performed clinical services in a variety of settings including VA medical centers, university settings, inpatient hospitals, department clinics, and community clinics. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and offers individual and couples’ psychotherapy in Logan, UT. If you are interested in enrolling in Dr. Blais’ private practice, please contact her office (see contact information above).
In her spare time, she skis, cycles, camps, hikes, and gardens. She is originally from Vermont, but can’t bring herself to pack her skis on trips back east to ski on those small, icy hills.
Dr. Blais' lab is accepting doctoral students for the academic year 2016-2017.