Dr. Blackmon completed a Bachelor's degree at Rice University, and masters' and doctoral degrees from Yale University. Her clinical internship was at the South Texas Veterans Health Care Center in San Antonio, TX, and her post-doctoral fellowship was completed at a post-acute brain injury and psychiatric rehabilitation center.

Dr. Blackmon has worked in private practice in Austin since 2001. She provides services in private practice, at a residential psychiatric treatment facility in the Austin area, and for state and local agencies.