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Meet Dr. Lindsy Richardson

Ph.D., R.Psych.

Dr. Lindsy Richardson is currently in the process of registering as a provisionally licensed clinical psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (expected registration date is January 2018). Dr. Richardson is passionate about delivering sensitive, informed, and evidence based treatment. He offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Positive Psychology interventions for adults dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, and workplace stress.

Dr. Richardson received his Master’s of Science and PhD in psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently under the supervision of Dr. Megan McElheran. Dr. Richardson obtained his training in prolonged exposure therapy at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Richardson is also employed as a police officer for a large municipal police service and previously served as a part-time firefighter. He was a recipient of the Governor General's medal of bravery and has extensive experience working with individuals in various states of crisis. Dr. Richardson’s background in policing and academia provides him with real life hands on experiences and a valuable insight into human behaviour.

Dr. Richardson has completed quantitative research for Transport Canada and was previously employed as a test and measurement consultant. As the project manager and co-principal investigator for the prestigious Public Safety Canada Kanishka Project Dr. Richardson and his research team developed and standardized two psychological instruments to be used by academics and applied analysts (e.g., RCMP, CSIS) to identify radicalized individuals. He managed a similar project standardizing the French version of the scales. Dr. Richardson is currently completing a chapter for a reference manual on sexual assault investigations and trauma that will be distributed across Canada for the Department of Justice Canada.