Jason A. Lewis, PhD, is a psychologist and Section Director of Mood, Anxiety and Trauma Disorders in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Areas of Expertise:
Evaluation and treatment of pediatric mood disorders as well as youth presenting with co-morbid and multi-problem conditions. This includes evidence-based psychotherapy and group interventions for depression, emotion dysregulation, and suicide risk. Locations:Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP(1-800-879-2467)
Education and Training
Clinical Psychology - New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Child Clinical Psychology - New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
BA in Psychology - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University – Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY
Titles and Academic Titles
Section Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma Disorders
Manager of Outpatient Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director- University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Quality improvement in the area of youth suicide prevention
Soffer SL, Lewis J, Lawrence OS, Marroquin YA, Doupnik SK, Benton TD: Assessing Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health System: A Quality Improvement Report. Pediatric Quality and Safety 7(3), June 2022 Notes: doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000571.
Benton, T., D., Muhrer, E., Jones, J. D., & Lewis, J. Dysregulation and Suicide in Children and Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2020.10.008
Ahmed, A., Moore, T. M., Lewis, J., Butler, L., Benton, T. D., Boyd, R. C. (2018): Psychometric Properties of Bully, Fighting, and Victimization Scales Among Clinically Referred Youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 27:10, 1110-1124 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2017.1420718
Posters and Presentations
Lewis J. "Promoting Positive Mood and Behavior in Children and Adolescents with ADHD." Elkins Park CHADD, Elkins Park, PA. Dec 2021.
Lewis J. Development of a Clinical Pathway for Children and Adolescents With Identified Suicide Risk, Symposium Presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Virtual Conference. Nov 2021.
Lewis J. Zero Suicide Implementation and Development of a Clinical Pathway in a Pediatric Setting, State of Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention Learning Collaborative. Oct 2021.
Lewis J. "Using the Safety Planning Intervention to Mitigate Risk in Children Adolescents." Temple University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. No 2020.
Lewis J. "Applying Zero Suicide in a Pediatric Care Setting". Webinar through Zero Suicide and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Jul 2020.
Lewis J. "Improving Suicide Prevention in a Pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare Setting." Einstein Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA. Nov 2019.
Lewis J. "Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents: Screening, Assessment, and Intervention." Lasalle University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, PA. Apr 2019.
Awards and Honors
1998-2021, Presidential Scholarship, Fordham University
Editorial and Academic Positions
Academic and Institutional Committees
2020-present, DCAPBS Clinical Care Committee
2020-present, DCAPBS Outpatient Healthy Planet Project Committee
2018-present, Behavioral Health Population Health Workgroup
2015-present, Education Policy Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2015-present, Team Lead, Zero Suicide Quality Improvement Project, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2014-present, Psychology Internship Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2005-present, American Psychological Association
Patient Experience Ratings
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