Deborah C. Beidel

Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, is Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology and Medical Education. She is the author of over 300 scientific publications including journal articles, book chapters and books on the treatment of anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Beidel is the Director of UCF RESTORES, a clinical research center dedicated to trauma and PTSD. The recipient of over $31 million dollars in federal research funding, her recent work focuses on developing effective treatments for PTSD for veterans, active duty personnel, first responders and survivors of mass shootings, utilizing technology to enhance effective treatments and translate them into standard clinical practice.


Mental Health and Wellness in Healthcare Workers: Identifying Risks, Prevention, and Treatment
Clint A. Bowers, Deborah C. Beidel, Madeline R. Marks, Kristin Horan, Janis Cannon-Bowers. © 2022. 393 pages.
Recent events have revealed that many healthcare workers are subject to very high levels of occupational stress, which has become particularly salient during the COVID-19 crisis....
Working With Medical Personnel in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Lessons Learned From Nickel Mines
Ashley T. Winch, Kathryn Sunderman, Deborah C. Beidel. © 2022. 13 pages.
The rising number of mass casualty incidents in the United States has exposed hospital personnel to more traumatic events on the job than ever before, with research citing a lack...
Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers
Clint A. Bowers, Deborah C. Beidel, Madeline R. Marks. © 2020. 372 pages.
The stress that comes with being a first responder has been known to lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. However, few clinicians are informed about these...
Trauma Management Therapy for First Responders
Madeline Marks, Annelise Cunningham, Clint Bowers, Deborah C. Beidel. © 2020. 13 pages.
Mental health professionals are only recently beginning to understand the risks for stress-related disorders experienced by first responders. For example, it is clear that first...
Changing Hearts and Minds: Getting Administrative Support for Delivery of Care
Kimberly Neisler, Nancy Rosado, Deborah C. Beidel. © 2020. 11 pages.
By the nature of their occupation, first responders witness numerous traumatic events. Most of the time, their training and desire to help others allows them to respond...
Gamificiation of Therapy: Treating Selective Mutism
Brian E. Bunnell, Katelyn Procci, Deborah C. Beidel, Clint A. Bowers. © 2016. 21 pages.
Selective mutism is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a withdrawal of speech in situations during which speech might be expected typically. Diagnostically speaking...