Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Susan Lewis, PhD, JD


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Psychologist and attorney Susan J Lewis, PhD, JD, brings her 25 years of clinical practice and legal expertise directly to you - with practical guidance, strategies, solutions an up-to-date information to help keep you out of court and jail. She is unique combination as a licensed psychologist, forensic psychologist and attorney. For over 25 years she has maintained a private clinical practice in Massachusetts working with couples, families, individuals and groups. She is also a national speaker and have taught continuing education courses across the United States on Law and Ethics in Mental Health as well as the DSM 5 and differential diagnosis. Susan served as a consultant to different organizations including clinics, forensic inpatient units and universities’and worked with area attorneys on controversial issues such as dangerousness, sexually violent predators, competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility evaluations and involuntary civil and criminal commitment. She taught a course in the Psychology of Criminal Behavior at Northeastern University and Harvard's Extension School for several years. She is the author of two books; Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians: Best Practices for Avoiding Litigation, Complaints and Malpractice published in 2016 by PESI and From Deep With A Forensic and Clinical Psychologist’s Journey published by MSI Press in May of 2018.

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