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Training and Clinical Supervision

As a part of our commitment to excellence in the provision of mental health treatment for children and families, Bluebird Child & Family Psychology prioritizes dissemination of best practices via:

1) clinical supervision of masters and doctoral-level trainees
2) national and international presentations

Finding the Right Clinical Supervisor


Clinical supervision is foundational to our training as clinicians. We uphold the following values in our supervisory practice:

Collaborative: establish a supportive supervisory relationship that capitalizes on your extant skillset and enhances domains of practice relevant to your goals
Authentic: supervision is a safe space to celebrate your areas of strength and to be real about vulnerabilities
Developmentally-minded: your prior clinical experiences are well understood in order to adjust the structure of supervision based on your individual training needs
Positive Environment: hope, optimism, and positivity are embedded within all aspects of clinical practice and supervision

Science-driven: engage in evidence-based interventions and stay current with advances in the field and best practices in supervision
Cultural Humility Mindset: reflect on the role of culture and identity in all aspects of clinical practice and supervision
Professional Growth: support in developing your career following completion of supervised practice

Supervisor Expertise 
Lifespan mental health (ages 0 and up) ⁘ Health Psychology ⁘ Pediatric Psychology ⁘ Cultural Humility ⁘ Child Development ⁘ Caregiver Psychotherapy ⁘ Common Factors and Rapport Development ⁘ Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) ⁘ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ⁘ Biofeedback ⁘ Motivational Interviewing (MI) ⁘ Trauma Informed CBT ⁘ Graded Exposure ⁘ Cognitive Restructuring ⁘ Mindfulness and Acceptance ⁘ Family Therapy ⁘ Self-Hypnosis ⁘ Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PC
IT)

Selected Presentations

Richardson, P. A. & Barber Garcia, B. (2021). The Role of Clinical Health Registries in Enhancing Precision Medicine: Introducing the HD-CHiLD. Grand Rounds at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. August 31st, Grand Rapids, MI. 

Goya Arce, A. B., Richardson, P.A., & Bhandari, R. P. (2021). Steps Towards More Equitable Care: The Influence of Multi-Level Factors on Pain Management in Youth from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference. April 8-9.

Bocknek, E.L., Raveau, H.A., McGoron, L., Richardson, P.A., & Iruka, I. (2020). Adaptive Parenting and Development of Joy in Toddlerhood. Paper presented at the National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 22-24, Arlington, VA.

 

Richardson, P.A., Chavez, K. (2020). Evaluating Telehealth Implementation: Early Findings from a Pediatric Pain Clinic. Paper presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, March 19-21, Dallas, TX.

Richardson, P. A., Rajagopalan, A., Harrison, L., Huestis, S., Billman, E., Bhandari, R. (2019). Profiling Coping among Youth with Chronic Pain: A Person-Centered Methodology. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Basel, Switzerland 2019.

Savastano, G., O’Neal, T., Richardson, P. A., McGoron, L., Broadwell, M., & Bocknek, E. L. (2019) Creating Connections: A Parenting Intervention Adapted for Tablet and Text Delivery. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, March 21-23, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Richardson, P. A., Savastano, G., Vicchio, M., Lopez, M., McGoren, L., & Bocknek, E.L. (2018) Paternal emotion dysregulation and cardiac physiology: Examining paternal ER within the context of parenting. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, April 6-8, Austin, TX.

 

Richardson, P.A., Iruka, I., & Bocknek, E. L. (2018). Risk and resilience in African American parenting of young children.

In E. L. Bocknek (Chair), Exploring the Superwoman: Parenting Strengths of Inner City African-American Mothers. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, April 6-8, Austin, TX.

 

Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P.A., Raveau, H., Markowicz, K., & Brophy-Herb, H. (2018). Sleep in low-SES children: Risk factors, emotional development, and health concerns. In M. van den Heuvel (Chair), Sleep Moderates the Association Between Routines and Emotion Regulation for Toddlers in Poverty. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, April 6-8, Austin, TX.

 

Richardson, P.A., Iruka, I., & Bocknek, E.L. (2017). Finding the superwoman: Parenting strengths of inner city African American mothers. Paper presented at the Lifespan Alliance Research Conference, February 10, Detroit, MI.

 

Richardson, P.A., Bocknek, E. L., Luca, F., Mitrano, C., & Cascardo, C. (2017). Paternal PTSD, emotion regulation, parenting, and toddler problem behaviors among urban African American families. In E. L. Bocknek (Chair), Oxytocin receptor genetic variation and triadic family interactions. Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) special topic meeting: Babies, Boys, and Men of Color, October 6-8, Tampa, FL.

University Course Instruction

  • Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition Scholarly Concentration (ANES 215), Stanford Medicine, 2020, Invited Lecturer

  • Assessment Laboratory (Psych 7200), Wayne State University, 2016-2017, Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Psychology of Women (Psych 3250), Wayne State University, 2015-2016, Graduate Student Instructor

  • Developmental Psychology (Psych 2400), Wayne State University, 2014-2015, Graduate Student Instructor

  • Introduction to Psychology (Psych 1010), Wayne State University, 2012-2014, Graduate Student Instructor

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