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Judith Scheman, PhD
Associate Staff Psychologist
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

About Judith Scheman, PhD

Judith Scheman, PhD, is a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Section of Pain Management. Dr. Scheman specializes in chronic pain rehabilitation.

Dr. Scheman graduated Cum Laude, with honors in psychology, at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She earned an MA and PhD at Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Dr. Scheman is a member of the American Psychological Association and American Pain Society. She is the author of several articles and has presented at many national and international conferences.


Publications and Presented Papers:

Scheman JD, Lockard JS, Mehler BL (1978), Influences of anatomical differences on gender specific book carrying behavior. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society (1):17-20

Scheman JD, Lockard JS (1979): Development of gaze aversion in children. Child Development (50):594-596.

McCord M, Scheman JD (1979): An eighteen year social follow-up of 1,000 gram infants and their families. Unpublished manuscript. University of Washington, Department of Neonatology.

Scheman JD, Lockard JS (1979): Eye contact with children, measuring gaze aversion in crowded situations. Paper presented at Animal Behavior Society, Annual Meetings, Knoxville, TN.

Scheman-Baumann JD (1985): There are easy answers to difficult questions. Invited book review: Born to Crime, The Genetic Causes of Criminal Behavior. Politics and the Life Sciences (4):112-113.

Scheman-Baumann JD (1988): Life stress and psychological adjustment in adolescents. Doctoral dissertation. Advisor: John Graham, Ph.D.

Scheman-Baumann JD (1991): Improving patient motivation and compliance. Invited address: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Forum. Sponsored by: The Society for Respiratory Care. Holiday Inn, Beachwood, Ohio, August 19-20.

Ovnic J, Mohler R, Demkowicz J, Scheman-Baumann JD (1992): Co-treatment strategies. Invited Address: Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Maximizing Outcomes. Sponsored by: The Rehabilitation Hospital at Heather Hill. In cooperation with the Rehabilitation, Research and Training Center on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia. Beachwood, Ohio, October 1-2.

Scheman-Baumann JD (1994): Psychological sequelae following epidural anesthesia: two case studies. International Rehabilitation Medicine Association VII. Washington, D.C., April 9-16.

Scheman-Baumann JD (1995): "My Doctor Thinks it is All in My Head." Backtalk 1995: Back to work - Comprehensive Management of the Work Injured Spine Patient - Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Scheman JD, Gottlieb A, Sprung J (1998): Flashbacks and nightmares after surgery under neuraxial anesthesia: A report of two cases. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 79, May 1998.

Scheman, J. Ph.D., Hirschman, R.,Ph.D., Stevens, M.A., Ph.D., Jones, J.C. M.D.: The Use of a Programmed Learning Text in Hospital Informed Consent 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology August 9-14, 1998, San Francisco.

Scheman, J. Ph.D., Green, K. PT, Blosser, T. PT, Covington, E.C. M.D.(2000): Effects of instruction on physical capacities outcome in a worker's compensation setting. The fifth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine 19-222 August, 1998, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Scheman, J. Ph.D., Piedmonte, M. M.A.: Comparison of Scores on the McGill Pain Questionnaire: Pencil and Paper vs. Computer. Poster presented at 9th World Congress on Pain International Association for the Study of Pain August 27, 1999, Vienna, Austria.

Scheman, J. Ph.D., Green, K. PT, Blosser, T. PT, Covington, E.C., M.D.: Effects of instruction on Physical capacities outcome in a worker's compensation setting. Pain Medicine Vol. 1 #2,2000

"The Effectiveness of the MMPI - At Detecting Substance Abuse in Chronic Pain Patients" Storm J., Graham J., Scheman J, Covington E., May 2000, Paper presented at the 35th Annual Symposium of Recent Developments in the Use of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Minneapolis.

"Psychology Pain Management" - An International Symposium,Spine Surgery that has Failed: A Multidisciplinary Approach, CCF Center for the Spine, May 7, 2000

"Living With a Chronic Disorder" Chiari - Syringomyelia Conference of the American Syringomyelia Alliance Project July 28, 2000 Cleveland, OH

Beare, DJ, Scheman J, Patterson M, Booher J, Biscup R, Mazanec DJ: Failed Back Surgery: Retrospective Clinical Outcomes. American Pain Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November 10, 2000. (Poster)

Conwell Dr., Vargo J.J., Zarccaro G., Dews T.E., Mekhail N., Scheman J. Ph.D., Walsh R.M., M.D., Grundfest-Broniatowski, S.F., M.D., Dumot, JA; Shay SS (2001): "The role of Differential Neuroaxial Blockade in the Evaluation and Management of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis", American Journal of Gastroenterology, January 2001 (in press)

The Chronic Pancreatic Pain Syndrome: A Psychosocial Perspective
Judith Scheman, Ph.D., Darwin Conwell, M.D., Teresa Dews, M.D. The Pancreatic Disease Study Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Section of Pain Rehabilitation; Department of Gastroenterology, section of Endoscopy and Pancreaticobiliary Diseases and Department of Pain Management, Anesthesiology Manuscript in preparation

The Personality Assessment Inventory: A Comparison of a Pain Population with the Normative Population
Judith Scheman, Ph.D.; Tim Brooks, MA; Jason Connors, MA; Thomas Kraus, M.D. Manuscript in preparation

Pain Disability as Related to Disability Income Poster, second author

Pain Disability Index as Related to Mood & Pain Poster, first author

Lectures and Presentations:

Coping and the Cancer Patient. Clergy Interns, St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. October 29, 1986.

Management of Depression. Easy Breathers Club. St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. February 25, 1987.

Introduction to Neuropsychological Testing. Medical residents. St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. April 19, 1988.

Increasing Patients Compliance and Motivation. Heather Hill in service. Chardon, Ohio. September 26, 1991.

Using Behavior Modification with a TBI Population. Heather Hill in service. Chardon, Ohio, January 23, 1992.

Coping with Stroke. Geauga County Stroke Club. Chardon, Ohio. April 8, 1992.

Introduction to Psychological Testing. Heather Hill in service. Chardon, Ohio. April 26, 1992.

Dealing With the Difficult Patient. Heather Hill in service. Chardon, Ohio. August 6, 1992.

Dealing with the Medical System. Geauga County Stroke Club. Chardon, Ohio. July 8, 1993.

Coping with Stroke. Cleveland Stroke Club. Cleveland Heights, Ohio. January 20, 1993.

Psychiatric Update for the Clinician. Two Cleveland Clinic Conference workshops on Chronic Pain Syndrome. September 28, 1996.

Grand Rounds Presentation. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. June 26, 1996

Adjustment to Ostomy. The Cleveland Ostomy Association. Meridia Hillcrest Hospital. September 7, 1997.

Lectures Department of Anesthesia, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pain Management Fellows lecture series, Yearly

Lectures Ohio State University medical students. Department of Psychiatry, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Quarterly lecture on Chronic Pain Syndrome.

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