Katie C. Lewis, PhD, is a staff research psychologist, the coordinator of the Grand Rounds program, and medical staff affiliate 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. 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 is a former graduate student representative on the Ethics Board of Division 39, a former Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association (ApsaA), and a Founding Member of the College of Research Fellows at APsaA. She is the current recipient of the Robert Wallerstein Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Research (San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis), a Young Investigator Grant through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and an Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant through the NIMH. She is a past recipient of the PPRS Stuart Hauser Memorial Poster Award, the APsaA Poster Award, and Long Island University's Dissertation Award. 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. She currently serves as a Consulting Editor and Special Section Editor (Clinical Applications and Case Studies) for the Journal of Personality Assessment, and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 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.
Katie Lewis, PhD
Research Psychologist and Grand Rounds Coordinator
Erikson Institute Staff