2013 Tillman Scholar
Helping veterans return home by addressing the visible and invisible wounds of war.
Blake Schroedter, a 2013 Tillman Scholar, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University where he works as a clinical psychologist for The Road Home Program, managing clinical operations for an outpatient satellite clinic in a rural setting providing mental health care to military veterans and their families.
He graduated from Adler University with doctorate in clinical psychology and bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois. He completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Rush and Psychology Internship at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He serves as a senior adjunct online professor at Adler University, instructing a course on the psychology of conflict. He joined the Army National Guard at the age of 17; completing a yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2005 subsequent to re-deploying to Afghanistan as a combat advisor to the Afghan National Army in 2008. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class, leading a scout platoon, prior to taking a direct commission to Captain in 2017; he currently serves as behavioral health officer with the Army National Guard.
Dr. Schroedter is a practicing cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in treating military veterans utilizing technology and evidence-based treatments to address the invisible wounds of military service.