Fredman, Steffany, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University


Dr. Steffany J. Fredman is a staff psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fredman received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was awarded the Martin S. Wallach Award as Outstanding Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology.  Her clinical and research interests focus on the interpersonal context of individual psychopathology and health, and her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.  She delivers couple-based treatment for a variety of individual psychopathologies and medical conditions, with an emphasis on conjoint therapy to treat PTSD.  Dr. Fredman is the co-developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD and is currently adapting this treatment model for telehealth delivery as a way to increase access to care for traumatized individuals and their significant others.


Dr. Steffany Fredman and/or her spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:


Guilford Press – Co-author of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD: Harnessing the Healing Power of Relationships