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Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma (e.g., physical/sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence); children in foster care; anxiety disorders; individual and family therapy
Heather Bensman, PsyD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a focus on child and adolescent psychology, from the University of Indianapolis in 2009. She completed her predoctoral internship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, focusing upon the provision of clinical services to children, adolescents and families throughout her training. She began her career at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where she established psychological services within the Referral and Evaluation of At-risk Children (REACH) Clinic.
In 2012, Heather joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a member of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. Her primary role involves providing assessment and intervention to patients served by the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children. She utilizes evidence-based treatments to address the concerns of traumatized children and their families.
PsyD: University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2009.
Predoctoral Internship: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, 2008-2009.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2009-2010.
Holigrocki R, Crain R, Bohr Y, Young K, Bensman H. Interventional use of the Parent–Child Interaction Assessment–II enactments: Modifying an abused mother's attributions to her son. Journal of Personality Assessment. 2009;91(5):397-408.
Dajani T, Bensman H, Smith J. (Abstract) Impact of bi-parental gastric bypass on the family unit and child with obesity: One case report. Hormone Research. 2009;72: Suppl. 3.
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