Dr. Kathy Becker-Blease
Kathy Becker-Blease, Ph.D.
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303
Phone: (541) 737-1362
Dr. Becker-Blease earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2002, with an emphasis in developmental traumatology. She completed a 2-year post-doctoral internship at the Family Research Lab/Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. Before coming to OSU, Dr. Becker-Blease taught at Washington State University Vancouver.
Areas of Interest
- Child abuse and trauma across the lifespan
- Ethical methods for researching and teaching about trauma and other difficult topics
Barlow, M. R. & Becker-Blease, K. A. (under review) Caring for Our Students and Ourselves in Courses with Potentially Threatening Content.
Becker-Blease, K.A., Turner, H. A. & Finkelhor, D. (2010). Disasters, victimization and children’s mental health. Child Development. Special Issue on Children and Disasters, 81, 1040 – 1052.
Becker-Blease, K. A. & Freyd, J. J. (2006). Participants telling the truth about their lives: The ethics of asking and not asking about abuse. American Psychologist, 6, 3, 218-226.
Becker-Blease, K. A., Deater-Deckard, K., Freyd, J. J., Eley, T., Stevenson, J. & Plomin, R. (2004). A genetic analysis of dissociative behaviors in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 45, 522-532.