Katie Lewis, PhD, is a staff research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center with a primary focus on examining personality processes as they relate to suicidal and self-destructive behaviors. Dr. Lewis received a doctorate in clinical psychology (PhD) from the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University and completed a pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral Fellowship at Albany Medical Center. She served as the graduate student representative on the Ethics Board of Division 39 and is currently a Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She has published and presented on a wide range of topics including suicidality, personality assessment and the ethics of confidentiality and informed consent in clinical writing, research participation and clinical training. She is a licensed NYS psychologist and operates a small forensic assessment practice in addition to her work at Austen Riggs.