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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Promotes Dr. Lynette Livesay to Chief Psychologist
By Jennifer Schwegman - Thursday Apr 29, 2021
Dr. Lynette Livesay, PsyD. has been promoted to chief psychologist at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H). Dr. Livesay will maintain SB&H’s accreditation through the American Psychological Association’s Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and develop a long-term strategy to ensure continued enhancement and growth of the Doctoral Psychology Internship Program.

Most recently, Dr. Livesay, was Administrator of Clinical Education, where she was responsible for the management of the Doctoral Psychology Internship Program and clinical oversight of psychology trainees. She carried out strategic initiatives resulting in the growth and transformation of the program into one of the largest in the nation. Prior to her time at SB&H, Dr. Livesay was a psychologist with the Arizona Department of Corrections.

“Through Dr. Livesay’s dedication and passion, countless individuals and families have been profoundly impacted during the most vulnerable points in their lives,” said Dominic Miller, chief operating officer. “I know she will continue to impact and inspire others in her new role.”

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Livesay earned her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development, Family Studies and Related Services from Arizona State University. She secured her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Phoenix. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical and Forensic Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services:
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; lifespan services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area as well as locations in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services and ways to help visit