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Katie Lewis, PhD

Director of Research

Katie Lewis, PhD

Director of Research


  • PhD in clinical psychology from the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University
  • Pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Albany Medical Center
Katie C. Lewis, PhD, is the director of research and medical staff member at the Austen Riggs Center. Her research focuses on examining personality processes in adults diagnosed with complex psychopathology as they relate to suicidal and self-destructive behaviors. Her research has been supported by the Robert Wallerstein Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Research (San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis), a Young Investigator Grant through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant through the NIMH, and the APF/Division 39 Marsha McCary Grant for Psychoanalytic Research.
She has published and presented on a wide range of topics including suicide and self-harming behaviors, personality psychopathology and assessment, and the ethics of confidentiality in clinical writing. Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and Massachusetts and operates a small private psychotherapy practice in addition to her work at Austen Riggs.

Professional Affiliations/Organizational Memberships

  • Former graduate student representative on the Ethics Board of Division 39
  • Former Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association (ApsaA)
  • Former Fellow, Psychoanalytic Research Training Program, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Founding member of the College of Research Fellows at APsaA


  • Board of the Society for Personality Assessment Representative at Large (2023-2026)
  • Fellowship Committee member, American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Consulting editor and special section editor (Clinical Applications and Case Studies) for the Journal of Personality Assessment


  • American Association of Suicidology Professional Poster Award (2019)
  • PPRS Stuart Hauser Memorial Poster Award (2014)
  • APsaA Poster Award (2014)
  • Long Island University's Dissertation Award (2014)

Research Interests

  • Suicide, personality disorders, ecological momentary assessment, psychic pain, personality assessment