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Practicum-level supervised training, 2008-2011

Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, 2011

Pre-Doctoral Internship accredited by the American Psychological Association, 2011-2013 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, 2013

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2013-2014​


License No. and State

PS017632 Pennsylvania

Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (E. Passport) Mobility # 7042

Current Member of the American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. Past member of the American Psychology-Law Society, Society for Personality Assessment.

Past teaching positions held in graduate clinical psychology and counseling at Immaculata University, Delaware Valley University, and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

Selected Presentations and Publications

  • Richardson, M. & Lysaker, P. (2022). Psychotherapy for Serious Mental Illness in Solitary Confinement: Metacognition and the Promotion of Meaning and Recovery. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 10.1007/s10879-022-09567-2.

  • Richardson, M., Timme, R., & Lesko, J. (2018). Recovering wholeness in systems of confinement. Panel discussion presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, Philadelphia, PA.     

  • Richardson, M., Timme, R., & Munoz, P. (2016). Reaching the patient: Psychotherapy in segregation. Workshop given at the Mental Health Conference of the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare, Boston, MA. 

  • Garfield, D., Jacker, L., Mirsky, J., & Richardson, M. (2016). Two reciprocal selfobject variants in systems of pathological accommodation: Illustrations from the movies Shine and Black Swan, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 11, 1, 50-59.

  • Richardson, M. & Britz, B. (2015). Openings: Two people examine the tensions and potential in peer-professional partnerships. Presentation with Berta Britz, CPS, MSW, ACSW, at the 19th International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis  International Congress, New York, NY. 

  • Richardson, M. (2014). Response to Jody Messler Davies’ “Empathy, impasse, complementarity and therapeutic change: Adventures on the dark side of psychoanalysis.” Invited discussant at The 21st Annual Dr. Irving Schulman Symposium Fall Program at Widener University’s Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology. Chester, PA.

  • Richardson, M. (2013). Bellevue: Inside/Out. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 63, 2, 311-316.

  • Richardson, M. (2013). Disorder or order of its own: Analysis and interpretation of incoherent psychotic speech. Poster presentation of dissertation research at annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Widener University, Chester, PA.

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