Richard Bischoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Bischoff’s expertise is in couple and family therapy, rural mental health, and collaborative care. He has been a faculty member at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1998. He was director of the graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy until 2011. He is currently the interim Department Chair of Child, Youth and Family Studies. At UNL, he has been able to apply collaborative care principles to work in rural medical settings. He has been able to do this through the use of videoconferencing as a primary mental health treatment delivery medium. This work has increased access to mental health care for underserved rural residents.

His current research is designed to improve mental health outcomes in rural communities through Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). This effort involves a partnership between researchers and individuals in the target community interested in improving mental health outcomes. He has conducted this research in four communities throughout Nebraska in a way that has produced significant local impact.

  • Strengthening marriage presentation/workshop (co-presenter: Dr. Paul Springer)
    Time: 1-3 hours
  • Essentials for collaboration with mental health providers
    Time: 1 hour
  • Video conferencing as a psychotherapy treatment medium
    Time: 1 hour
  • Community Based Participatory Research as a method for improving mental health outcomes in rural communities
    Time: 1-2 hours

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