Dr. Livengood is a licensed psychologist. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed her internship at Vanderbilt Pain Center and Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center. She has 15 years experience as a psychologist in pain management, having served as Director of Psychological Services at the Vanderbilt Pain Center until it closed in 2004, and then at Neurological Surgeons Pain Center until its closure in 2006. In addition to pain management, she specializes in treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma and is trained in EMDR therapy. Dr. Livengood remains on faculty at Vanderbilt University where she is completing a funded research project, “Brain Activation During Guided Eye Movement” which utilizes functional MRI scans to examine brain activity during eye movements such as those engaged in during EMDR therapy. In addition to numerous publications and presentations, Dr. Livengood is Educational Chairperson of the Southern Pain Society, co-editor of the Southern Pain Society Newsletter, an Editorial Board Member and manuscript reviewer for Pain Practice, Clinical Journal of Pain and Pain Digest, and in 2005, she was awarded the Endo Pharmaceuticals National Award for Outstanding Contributions in the field of Pain Management.