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Psychologist Colleen Richardson Makes Sure VA Properly Cares for Caregivers

Stephen Spotswood

Sep 23, 2022

During her four years of active duty with the Navy, Colleen Richardson, PsyD, saw the immediate effects of trauma first-hand. In 2008, as the first woman Operational Stress Control and Readiness Provider embedded with the 1st Marine Division’s Regimental Combat Team, the clinical psychologist provided mental health care to servicemembers on the front lines in Iraq.

When she returned stateside, she directed mental health care at Wounded Warrior Battalion West, which serves wounded servicemembers west of the Mississippi.


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