Angelle Richardson, PhD, LPC

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Diversity & Cultural Literacy Education
Coordinator of Interprofessional Education
Chair, College of Health Professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Angelle Richardson, PhD, LPC

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Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Angelle Richardson, PhD, LPC

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Diversity & Cultural Literacy Education
Coordinator of Interprofessional Education
Chair, College of Health Professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Biography

Dr. Richardson is a family therapist and a licensed professional counselor. She holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University, a Master’s in Counseling from Rider University, and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from The College of New Jersey. Dr. Richardson specializes in working with families affected by adoption and foster care and has expertise in addressing the grief and trauma that these families often experience. She has been certified in the Beck Model of Cognitive Therapy and is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Richardson’s research on female adoptees’ post-relationship experiences with both biological and adoptive mothers has been published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. She currently serves on the board of the Family Legacy Organization.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Richardson, A. (2021). Resilience is a Myth [Accepted for publication]. The Journal of Thought and Praxis.
  • Richardson, A., Davey, M., & Swint, P. (2013). Female Adoptees’ Experiences Balancing Relationships with Biological and Adoptive Mothers Post-Reunification. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39, 358-372.

Mentoring

Dr. Richardson actively promotes the value of mentoring within the CTC and within the counseling field. Dr. Richardson currently mentors students in the CTC program as well as former students, formally and informally. In addition, Dr. Richardson serves on dissertation committees and served as a dissertation and thesis mentor.

Experience

  • Doctoral Dissertation External Reviewer, The impact of toxic religion upon individuals: A pastoral challenge., University of Pretoria, October 2021-present
  • Doctoral Dissertation External Reviewer, The impact of Izikhothane youth sub-culture on parents: A pastoral challenge, University of Pretoria, 2020
  • Doctoral Dissertation External Reviewer, Power and Church Leaders: A Case Study, University of Pretoria, 2019-2020
  • Doctoral Dissertation Mentor, The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Disability in Family Research, University of Georgia, 2016-2018
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member. Self-Reported Experiences in Family Therapy of Black Adolescent Females in a Residential Treatment
  • Facility: A Phenomenological Study, Drexel University, 2014-2016
  • Master’s Thesis Mentor, Pathways to Success: Building a Sustainable Support System for Young Adults who Age Out of the New Jersey Foster Care System, Eastern University, 2014

Supervision

Dr. Richardson has supervised multiple counselors for their license and is currently supervisor two counselors as the obtain their hours for licensure.

Experience

  • Practicum II - Theory and Practice of Counseling. Community and Trauma Counseling Program, (Spring 2020)
  • Internship I - Theory and Practice of Counseling. Community and Trauma Counseling Program, (Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2021)
  • Internship II -Theory and Practice of Counseling. Community and Trauma Counseling Program, (Spring 2019, Spring 2020)

Teaching

  • Courses Taught
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Attachment Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Practicum II - Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • Internship I - Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • Internship II -Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Foundations of Trauma
  • Human Growth & Development

Research & Scholarship

Areas of Interest: Adoptees’ reunification experience with both biological and adoptive mothers: Adoptee and fostered children’s experiences of trauma; Use of narrative therapy with adoptive and foster families; Use of creative narrative therapy techniques with adoptive and foster families; Application of SELF principles with adoptees and foster children experiencing trauma

Leadership & Advocacy

Leadership & Service

Local

  • Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Thomas Jefferson University, June 2021-present
  • Member, Student Affairs Committee, Thomas Jefferson University, 2019- 2021
  • Member, Community Standards Committee, Thomas Jefferson University, 2020-2021

Regional

Member, Trauma Informed Education Coalition (TIEC), February 2021-present

National

Member, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2001 – Present

Advising

Dr. Richardson has advised 10 to 15 counseling students each academic year in the Community and Trauma Counseling since 2018.

Counseling

Dr. Richardson earned a doctorate degree from Drexel University’s Couple and Family Therapy Program in 2011, and a Master’s degree in Rider University’s Counselor Education program in 2004. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and is trained in the Beck model of Cognitive Therapy and in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Richardson has over 17 years of counseling experience, working with individuals, children and families from diverse backgrounds in community agencies, schools, and in their homes. Dr. Richardson has primarily served children and families who have experienced trauma and grief, often as a result of being impacted by foster care, adoption, or another significant loss.