Pamela J. Ridley most recently practiced as a nurse educator for a 42-bed acute psychiatric and substance abuse inpatient treatment facility. Previous work experience includes: working in state psychiatric facilities, county mental health departments, inpatient psychiatric nursing, nursing school instructor, private outpatient medication management and therapy, psychiatric-nurse liaison for a general community hospital, and director of psychiatric services. She is very much a hands-on leader who enjoys improving people's lives.
Pam graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with her MSN. She is a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Additionally, she has Prescriptive Authority in the state of South Carolina and is a Senior Level Certified instructor of Crisis Prevention Institute Non-violent Crisis Intervention and Applied Physical Training. Her expertise has been sought nationally through presentations for interdisciplinary healthcare audiences throughout the country.
Ms. Ridley is passionate about her work and knows that the way to improve the outcomes of those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression is to educate those who are positioned to make a difference. She has an interesting way to incorporate these challenging topics so that they are applied to everyday practice situations for learning to leave an impression. By disseminating the latest research findings, useful new strategies and applicable real-life case scenarios to learn from, she makes it easy to return to work ready to make an impact.
Financial: Pamela Ridley has an employment relationship with Rebound Behavioral Health. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Pamela Ridley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.