Brian Livesay, Ph.D., completed his Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University in 2021. He finished his clinical psychology internship training at the Veteran Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. His educational background includes a BA in Psychology, emphasizing neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, and a Minor in Military Science—his master’s degree training in developmental psychology and childhood development.
Dr. Livesay is a practicing clinician at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center, where he provides services to Student Veterans across many campuses in Northern Colorado and South-Eastern Wyoming. Dr. Livesay provides supervision and didactic duties within the VA for the Clinical Psychology Internship and Fellowship Training programs. While in the Army Reserves, Dr. Livesay was a non-commissioned officer with the 1016th Quartermaster Company. As a commission officer, he served a 2-year command tour as a Company Commander for the 172nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Company, as a Logistics Officer for the 1385th Combat and Operational Stress Control Unit, a Platoon Leader for the 971st Medical Logistics Company 2nd Platoon, and Executive Officer for the 1016th Quartermaster Company.
Over the past decade, Dr. Livesay has been the recipient of the Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy Research Grant, Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), Board Selected for Clinical Psychology (option waved), and the 48th Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Awards Program Reserve Component Nominee, 172nd Multi-functional Medical Battalion, U.S. Army Reserves, Ogden, Utah.
Dr. Livesay’s research background includes assessing treatment program outcomes, diagnostic criteria of PTSD in Veterans, and the effectiveness of first-line treatments for Veterans with PTSD and Moral Injury. Other research backgrounds include child aggression and noncompliance, sibling conflict and resolution skills, problematic absenteeism among adolescents, and developmental behavioral neuroscience. Dr. Livesay has contributed to the field of psychology through publications, presentations, and the development of training programs with emphasis on the topics of moral injury, effectiveness of treatments for PTSD, treatment of PTSD and moral