About Me

 

I am licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years working with individuals, families, organizations, and institutions to facilitate change.  My career has been focused on understanding the conditions that support change and removing barriers to change.  License number:  085136

 Education

 

M.S.W., Binghamton University

M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

Concentration:  Human Development and Psychology

B.A. with High Honors in Psychology, Rutgers College, Rutgers University

Experience

Therapist, Family and Children’s Service of Ithaca

Outpatient psychotherapy for adults, teens, children and families at a community counseling center.  

Intern Therapist, Children and Youth Program, Tompkins County Mental Health Clinic  

Conduct intake appointments and provide psychotherapy for children ages 5-19 and their families.  Observe dialectical behavior therapy group for teenage girls.

Alcohol Projects Coordinator, Cornell University

Oversee health promotion activities to reduce the harmful consequences of high risk alcohol and other drug use among university students.  

Program Development Specialist, New Jersey Collegiate Consortium for Health in Education.  Rutgers University.

Direct statewide network of 275 professionals representing over 50 colleges, universities, state agencies and community-based organizations and oversee programmatic direction of 2 grant-funded community-oriented projects designed to support the prevention of HIV disease. 

Continuing Education/ Specialized Training

 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training & Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIT)

Honors / Awards

 

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Phi Alpha, National Social Work Honor Society

  • Henry Rutgers Honor Scholar

  • Rutgers University Administrative Merit Award

 

 

Community Service

  • Ithaca for Obama

  • Cayuga Dog Rescue

  • Chai Project, an harm reduction AIDS prevention program 

  • Family Friends, a not-for-profit by parents for parents

119 W. Buffalo St

Ithaca, NY 14850

DeborahKarenLewis@gmail.com

 

Tel: 607-339-1479