Pamela C. Fischer, PhD

Pamela C. Fischer, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-OKC and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Dr. Fischer directs the psychology in primary care tract for the post doctoral fellowship program at OUHSC and is the Director of Primary Care Mental Health in the Oklahoma City VA.  She also maintains a part-time private practice.

In addition to her interest in integrated care and the psychosocial aspects of illnesses, Dr. Fischer is particularly interested in the area of forgiveness and posttraumatic growth following trauma. She has conducted research in this area and is a contributing author in Tedeschi, R.G. & Calhoun, L. G. (Eds) book The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and practice; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates published in 2006; and Danieli, Y. & Dingman, R.L. (Eds) On the Ground After September 11: Mental health responses and practical knowledge gained, The Haworth Press (2005).  She serves on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Resilience in Response to Terrorism and was one of the authors on the Fostering Resilience in Response to Terrorism among Primary Care Providers Fact Sheet.

Dr. Fischer served as Secretary-Treasurer and Secretary of the Association of VA Psychology Leaders from 2007-2008. She is past president of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) and currently serves as Chairperson of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program for her state association.  Dr. Fischer  received the award for Distinguished Contribution by  a Psychologist in the Public Interest from the Oklahoma Psychological Association in 2007; a Distinguished Contribution Award form the Association of VA Psychology Leaders in August 2007; the Outstanding Clinician Award- VA Section, Division 18 in 2005, and the Faculty Appreciation Award for her contributions to the professional development of  psychology interns from the class of 2003-2004.

Dr. Fischer joined the Board of The Sickle Cell Cure Foundation in January of 2007.