Judith Scheman, PhD


Judith Scheman, Ph.D.

Appointed: 1999

Judith Scheman, PhD
Department: Neurological Center for Pain
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Judith Scheman, PhD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Biographical Sketch

Judith Scheman, PhD, is Program Director of Psychology for the Neurological Center for Pain in the Neurological Institute of Cleveland Clinic as well as the Graduate Training Director. She received her BS from the University of Washington, and MA and PhD degrees from Kent State University. She completed specialty training during an internship at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Medical Center in behavioral medicine, risk factor reduction in cardiology, addictions and pain.

Dr. Scheman is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Special Interest Group in the American Pain Society (APS). In addition to being a member of APS, she is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Psychological Association.

She has presented at numerous national and international meetings on the topic of outcomes in interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation.

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - Kent State University
Clinical Psychology
Kent, OH USA
Internship - VA Medical Center, Louis Stokes
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Specialty Interests

chronic pain rehabilitation


  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society
  • American Psychological Association

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Interdisciplinary Management Of Chronic Headache Syndromes
  • Marital & Family Psychotherapy
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Psychological Evaluation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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