Owen Lewis, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
New York State Psychiaric Institute
Senior Vice President for Mental Health Services,
TurnAround, New York, NY
The two main areas of interest through my career have been child and adolescent psychotherapy and public psychiatry/systems of care. In my writing on psychotherapy I have attempted to integrate the progress of evidence-based treatments with a psychotherapy that accounts for the whole person. My current work in the area of public psychiatry involves work with TurnAround, a project that aims to change the environments of the most challenging inner city schools in which I direct the mental health services. Most current award: Wilfred Hulse Award (2008) of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Undergraduate: U of Pa, BA, 1969-1972
Medical School: Mt.Sinai School of medicine, MD, 1976
Internship: New York Hospital, 1976-77
Residency: Payne Whitney Clinic, NYH, psychiatry, 1977-1980
Residency: Payne Whitney Clinic, NYH, child psychiatry, 1980-1982
Board Certifications: Psychiatry--1982
• child and adolescent psychiatry
Lawrence C. Kolb Research Building
40 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032
I am currently engaged in developing and researching the impact of a school-wide intervention that seeks to change the environments of the most challenged inner city schools through leadership training, organization change within the school, increasing mental health capacity within the school, and family and community engagement.
1. Lewis O, Sargent J, Chaffin M, et al: Progress Report on the Development of Child Abuse Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Systems in Eastern Europe. Child Abuse and Neglect 2004;28: 93-111
2. Sicher P, Lewis O Sargent J, et al: Developing Child Abuse Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Systems in Eastern Europe. J Am Ac of Child and Adolescent psychiatry 2000;39: 660-667
3. Lewis O: Developmentall Impaired Boys Coming of Age. Am J of Psychoatherapy 2006;60: 37-51