Rebecca Blood, PHD
Rebecca Blood, PHD
Director of Human Performance, Forensic Psychology
Dr. Blood has provided psychological services in a variety of settings to include the VA Medical Center, HARBEL Prevention and Recovery Center (addiction medicine facility), the Atlanta Medical Center, Georgia State University Counseling Center, the Center for Behavioral Change (social security disability evaluations), and the Shepherd Center (traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility).
After earning her doctorate, Dr. Blood worked as a clinical psychologist for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood; as well as a clinical psychologist for the Soldier Behavioral Health Services, CRDAMC, at Fort Hood; as a clinical psychologist for the Combat Operational Stress Control OIC, Task Force Med, Camp Bondsteel, in Kosovo; and as the chief clinical psychologist and supervisor for the Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic 8, CRDAMC, at Fort Hood. Those positions included providing individual counseling services, administering, scoring, and interpreting neurological and personality assessments of clients; completing specialty evaluations to include aeromedical psychological evaluations, security evaluations, forensic evaluations and assessing acute soldiers; supervising behavioral health technicians and visiting psychology residents; providing command consultation to all levels of commanders; providing services in a deployed environment; providing services to all U.S. military members and DoD contractors in the area of Kosovo; and providing outreach services and training to Kosovar Behavioral Health professionals.
Blood recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology where she conducted forensic evaluations of military personnel regarding competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and risk/dangerousness assessments. She provided expert consultation to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Behavioral Analysis Unit (Crimes against Adults and Children, Counterterrorism, and Verbal and Written Threats), as well as consultation to the National Security Agency and United States Army Intelligence and Security Command. She provided expert testimony and consultation to the court, utilized forensic applications of psychological testing, assessed malingering, and made recommendations for risk for future violence. She has extensive experience in conducting fitness for duty evaluations, security clearance evaluations, and psychological autopsies, thus integrating clinical interview data, collateral data, and psychological testing to inform conclusions and recommendations.
Dr. Blood’s additional training includes The Judge Advocate General OBC Criminal Law Course, Command and General Staff College (CGSC), the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course (CCC), the Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) Course, the Aeromedical Psychology Course, and the AMEDD Officer Basic Course (BOLC).
Blood now serves as the sole psychologist for all assessment applications at the US Army Combat Advisor Training Academy where she uses her extensive background to screen and evaluate the psychological health and fitness for Soldiers who are asked to serve on small teams in austere environments. She is also utilizing sports psychology assessments to aid Advisors in maximizing their performance both individually and as a member of a team.
Dr. Blood is also a forensic psychologist for Medical Equation in West Lake Hills, Texas, for which she is involved in Workers' Compensation reviews. She also completes Independent Psychological Evaluations for Workers' Compensation cases.
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S. in Psychology
Towson University, M.A. in Psychology
Georgia State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Internship, Clinical Psychology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Accredited by the American Psychological Association)
2-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Forensic Psychology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Accredited by the American Psychological Association
Active Medical Licenses