Title:
Post-doctoral Fellow

Biography:
Bridget Asplund is a fellow at the Houston OCD Program working under the supervision of Dr. Emily Anderson. Bridget earned her BA in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of South Florida. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. She has completed all pre-doctoral clinical requirements, and she is currently completing dissertation research as the final requirement toward her doctoral degree. Her doctoral studies included a special emphasis on the relationship between physical and mental health. Bridget has experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She received clinical training in San Diego delivering mental health services at a chronic pain clinic and integrated primary care. She also received special training in exposure therapy for Hoarding Disorder at the San Diego VA Medical Center, and she worked at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management in San Diego treating adults and adolescents with anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and depression. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral clinical internship at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center, where she gained experience delivering evidence-based treatment in health care and inpatient mental health settings. Bridget is passionate about working together with individuals to overcome obstacles, utilize strengths, and develop skills to improve overall well-being and live a meaningful life. 

 

Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Hoarding disorder

  • Adjustment to chronic conditions

 

Education and Internships:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Candidate – Clinical psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego       
  • M.A. – Clinical psychology, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego, 2016
  • B.A. – Mathematics and Psychology, University of South Florida, 2007
    Honors thesis: Relationship of Mood States and Circadian Rhythms in Bipolar Disorder and Controls: A Pilot Study

Internship:

  • APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI, 2018-2019

 

Media, Honors and Awards:

Media:

  • 2019 – 2019 – Q&A with Bridget & Ally (Facebook Live)

 

Contact:
[email protected]
832-900-8631