Courtney de Blieck
Courtney de Blieck, Psy.D., Trauma Treatment Coordinator and Continuing Education Specialist
- California Licensed Psychologist PSY23908
- Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Gender Studies Emphasis Area, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Gender Studies Emphasis Area, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University, San Francisco
- B.A., Psychology, Women’s Studies, & History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Trauma/PTSD/Sexual Assault
- Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
I love all fiber arts (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, etc.)!
Dr. de Blieck has worked in college counseling centers for almost 15 years. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at the State University of New York, Buffalo Counseling Services, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Merced Counseling & Psychology Services. Prior to coming to Cal Poly, Dr. de Blieck served as the Assistant Director, Outreach Coordinator, and Interim Director of Training at UC Merced Counseling & Psychological Services.
Dr. de Blieck currently serves as the Trauma Treatment Coordinator at Counseling Services, and is certified by the International Association of Trauma Professionals as a Level II Clinical Trauma Professional (C-PTSD). She has specialized training in treating survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence and abuse, and prior graduate school, worked for 3 years as a certified rape crisis/domestic violence counselor. In addition, Dr. de Blieck has training in working with the following student concerns: obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (she is a graduate of both the Behavior Therapy Training Institute/BTTI for OCD and the Virtual Professional Training Institute for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors), anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and crisis intervention. She also enjoys working with women’s issues, LGBT issues, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.
Dr. de Blieck focuses treatment on evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, including exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, her interest and training in feminist therapy and social justice allows her to adopt a context-specific, strength-based approach with clients. She believes that the larger social environment is especially relevant to the struggles that students face, and encourages clients to build on their existing skills in order to meet these challenges.
Dr. de Blieck encourages all students to engage in self-care, and for fun enjoys knitting, bike riding, and frequenting the local dog park with her basset hound.