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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.

North Dakota Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
5 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 12, 2019
Product Code:
POS048885
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

Alabama Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 24, 2017
Product Code:
POS061585
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

California Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 4 Minutes
Copyright:
Apr 26, 2021
Product Code:
POS061450
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

Colorado Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 8 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
May 17, 2019
Product Code:
POS048125
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

Connecticut Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians


Faculty:
Susan Lewis, Ph.D., J.D.
Duration:
6 Hours 2 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 18, 2017
Product Code:
POS061570
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Price:
$219.99 - Standard

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