Dr. Madathil provides psychological services with the goal of increasing function and quality of life for persons living with chronic illness, injury, and/or disability. Her current clinical practice focuses on assisting individuals and their support systems in coping with, and adapting to, the effects of injury or illness during and after hospitalization. She also specializes in brain-behavior relationships, and the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of neurological disorders.
Her approaches are biopsychosocial and interdisciplinary in nature, and most often include brief, solution focused therapy, non-pharmacological pain management, mindfulness, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychological evaluation.
Assistant Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)
Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry (SMD) - Joint
Post-doctoral Training & Residency
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:
Mental Health and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship (APA-accredited):
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington Medical Center
Concentrations: Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology
PhD | University of Montana. Clinical Psychology. 2014
MA | University of Montana. Clinical Psychology. 2010
BA | SUNY, College at Geneseo. Psychology. 2005
Dr. Madathil's prior work has examined the utility of brief and computerized tools for cognitive assessment across multiple conditions (e.g., concussion, multiple sclerosis) to promote increased uptake of assessment with the aims of intervening upon cognitive impairments, and improving people’s recovery processes.
As a clinical psychologist trained in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology, she continues to use skills from these fields to inform her work to improve functional and psychological outcomes among individuals with chronic illness, injury, and disability. Current research includes the development of a tool for assessing psychological and behavioral factors as barriers and facilitators to participation in therapies, with the ultimate goal of informing team-based discussions and targeted interventions to improve functional outcomes post-hospitalization. She is also the Primary Investigator on a study examining disability identity development in new SCI/D.
Beier M, Alschuler K, Amtmann D, Hughes A, Madathil R, Ehde D
International journal of MS care.. 2020 22 (2):67-74. Epub 1900 01 01.
Pagulayan KF, Rau H, Madathil R, Werhane M, Millard SP, Petrie EC, Parmenter B, Peterson S, Sorg S, Hendrickson R, Mayer C, Meabon JS, Huber BR, Raskind M, Cook DG, Peskind ER
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS.. 2018 April 24 (4):324-334. Epub 12/29/2017.
Beier M, Gromisch ES, Hughes AJ, Alschuler KN, Madathil R, Chiaravalloti N, Foley FW
Journal of the neurological sciences.. 2017 October 15381 :110-116. Epub 08/16/2017.
Goldberg M, Madathil R
Current pain and headache reports.. 2015 September 19 (9):45. Epub 1900 01 01.
Gori A, Giannini M, Craparo G, Caretti V, Nannini I, Madathil R, Schuldberg D
The journal of sexual medicine.. 2014 September 11 (9):2181-7. Epub 05/19/2014.
Dewey D, Schuldberg D, Madathil R
Psychological reports.. 2014 August 115 (1):1-12. Epub 07/15/2014.
Madathil R, Heck NC, Schuldberg D
Archives of psychiatric nursing.. 2014 June 28 (3):160-6. Epub 02/05/2014.
Madathil, R., Heck, N. C., & Schuldberg, D.
Burnout in Psychiatric Nursing:
Dewey, D., Schuldberg, D., & Madathil, R.
Do peritraumatic emotions differentially