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Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.


Susan J. Lewis, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist and lawyer. She has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice with unique populations that have included female sexual offenders incarcerated at a woman’s prison, self-injurious individuals, forensic patients and individuals who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Lewis has served in leadership roles as clinical director, program manager, and supervisor for psychiatry residents and post-doctoral psychologists.

 

Currently, Dr. Lewis teaches courses on Law and Ethics in Mental Health that are state specific to the laws of each state. She has also lectured nationwide on the DSM-5® and differential diagnosis. She taught courses at Harvard’s Extension School and Northeastern University on The Psychology of Criminal Behavior. She is the author of Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints and Malpractice (PPM, 2016) and her latest book From Deep Within: A Forensic and Clinical Psychologist's Journey (2018).

 

A sought-after consultant, Dr. Lewis works with attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility evaluations, and civil and criminal commitment. She works with attorneys on strategies of how mental illness might impinge on legal decision-making. Dr. Lewis has been adjudicated an expert in almost all of the district and superior courts in Massachusetts.

 

Her extensive clinical experience makes her a hands-on, knowledgeable instructor. She is engaging and has a wonderful sense of humor, which she brings to her seminars.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

 

Financial: Susan Lewis is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Lewis is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Michigan Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 17, 2018
Product Code:
POS051145
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$127.59 - Anniversary 42% off sale (42% off) Standard - $219.99

Minnesota Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 06, 2018
Product Code:
POS061195
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$127.59 - Anniversary 42% off sale (42% off) Standard - $219.99

Montana Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 10 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 16, 2020
Product Code:
POS061745
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$127.59 - Anniversary 42% off sale (42% off) Standard - $219.99

Nebraska Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 17, 2018
Product Code:
POS061920
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$127.59 - Anniversary 42% off sale (42% off) Standard - $219.99

Nevada Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Apr 17, 2020
Product Code:
POS049160
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$127.59 - Anniversary 42% off sale (42% off) Standard - $219.99

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