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NPA May, 2016 Member Spotlight

Pamela Richardson, Ph.D.

Pamela Richardson Pamela Richardson is a licensed psychologist who has served as the Clinical Director and a part of the clinical practice team for the Panhandle Health Group (formerly Panhandle Mental Health Center) since 2003. Dr. Richardson is a native Nebraskan. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and her doctoral degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 1995. She completed her APA internship at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Arizona. She was hired to continue working there as a staff member until 2003 when she and her husband chose to return to Nebraska.
Dr. Richardson has worked and trained in a variety of settings that include inpatient psychiatric treatment, college counseling centers, suicide prevention and research center, and mobile crisis response teams.  During her 10-year career with the VA Health Care System in Arizona she provided direct clinical services in the mental health and integrated medical psychology programs and also served as part of the training faculty for APA pre-doctoral psychology interns, medical residents, and as team leader for the Outpatient Mental Health programs and also team leader for a Primary Care Medicine Team. Currently she enjoys providing individual psychotherapy services, consultation, and working with a great team of other clinicians. She looks forward to the exciting changes and growth within the Panhandle Health Group and opportunities for continuing to provide psychological healthcare services.
Dr. Richardson’s professional areas of interest include health psychology and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.  She strives to use strength-based and solution-focused approaches in both her clinical and leadership roles and incorporates mindfulness into many areas of clinical and personal practice.  She has been blessed with several strong, encouraging mentors, and the opportunities to explore many different aspects of professional psychology. Dr. Richardson and her husband enjoy living in Scottsbluff. They have become involved in many of the rewarding aspects of small-town communities including service organizations, church, schools, and volunteering with a variety of projects. Family time is very important and one of many blessings in her life. She enjoys time with her husband and their two children who are also involved with many musical, sport, academic, faith-based, and other activities in a variety of interest areas.

Previous NPA Member Spotlight

April, 2016 - Jerry VanWinkle

February, 2016 - Dave Hansen

January, 2016 - Debra Hope

December, 2015 - Mary Fran Flood

November, 2015 – Shannon Black

October, 2015 – John "Jay" Curran

September, 2015 – Nancy Bradford

July, 2015 – Alayna Schreier

June, 2015 – Joe Swoboda

May, 2015 – Mikel Merritt

January, 2015 — Lyndia Madison

December, 2014 — Mark Hald

October, 2014 — Sarah Schaffer

August, 2014 — Brenda Rohren

July, 2014 — Heath Hodges

June, 2014 — April Davis


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