THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE EATING DISORDERS, COMPULSIONS AND ADDICTIONS PROGRAM

EDCAS Steering Committee Member

New York, New York

CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Program Consultant

Denver, Colorado

CONSORTIUM OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTERS

Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Certification

New York, New York

WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY, PSYCHOANALYSIS & PSYCHOLOGY   

Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Educational Program                              

Certificates of Training

New York, New York

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS                                                                

Post-doctorate Degree,  Psychoanalysis

New York, New York                                                                                                              

ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY                                                                                                       

Doctorate of Philosophy:  Child Psychology

New York, New York                                                                                                              

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

SEX, POWER AND CONSENT: Can We Talk? : CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY THE CONFERENCE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE

Moderator for Panel: “ Your Lips Tell Me No No, But There’s Yes Yes in Your Eyes: Defining Consent; March 24, 2018

New York, New York

EATING DISORDERS, COMPULSIONS AND ADDICTIONS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE

Member of Steering Committee. 2017-Present

New York, New York

EATING DISORDERS, COMPULSIONS AND ADDICTIONS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE

Feeding the Dragon: Food, Drugs and Relatedness APRIL 7, 2017: INTEGRATING 12-STEP PROGRAMS INTO A PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY G. Lewis, Ph.D., MSCS and Elizabeth Halsted., Ph.D., Instructors

New York, New York

CAN DO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Program Consultant whose roles include giving talks on subjects such as Stress Management, Goal Setting, How to Deal with Mood Changes and; in addition running therapeutic groups separately for both people who have Multiple Sclerosis and Support Partners to people whom have Multiple Sclerosis. 2016-Present.

Denver, Colorado

DR. GAYLE R. LEWIS - PRIVATE PRACTICE                                                    

1998-Present                                                           

New York, NY

Operates a self-created, thriving and growing private practice, providing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to individuals and couples. Specialized training working with: 

  • Victims of Crime and Trauma 
  • Eating disorders  
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Separation/Divorce Facilitation

THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL: THE JULLIARD COUNSELING SERVICE                 

2009-2015

New York, NY

Provided psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy to matriculated Julliard students, with particular emphasis on providing care for those struggling within the Eating Disorder Spectrum of behaviors.

HE NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER: MS CARE CENTER                            

http://coe.multiplesclerosis.med.nyu.edu/patient-care-information-/services          

2006-2016                

New York, NY

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology/Psychologist

Served as psychologist to full range of patients being medically treated for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and its disease sequelae. Emphasis given to addressing emotional and psychological consequences of living with an unpredictable and insidious chronic illness.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS                                                

2002-Present    

New York, NY

Senior Faculty Member Serving as instructor for classes such as Developmental Theory and Horneyan Theoretical Perspectives on the Split and Conflicted Self in both the Institute’s Four-Year Psychoanalytic Program and it’s Two-Year Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program; 6-8 week courses covering seminal articles/reading materials relevant to course topics.

KAREN HORNEY CLINIC, INC                                                                                                                  

New York, NY

1994-2006 

Director, Psychology Program                                                                                 

2005-2006

Oversaw all the clinical and administrative components of this APA-accredited psychology internship program. Duties included coordinating and carrying out individual and group supervision, program coursework and ongoing maintenance and improvement of program needs for the Psychology Interns’ and Externs’ respective training requirements.

Clinical Supervisor, Trauma, Adult and Child/Adolescent Services Programs         

1999-2006

Conducted weekly, ongoing individual and group supervisory sessions with psychologists, psychology students and social workers from the Karen Horney Clinic. Sessions included process review, during which students were encouraged to incorporate historical, contextual and theoretical data to understand clinical course of treatment with respective patients. Particular emphasis was given to process review and theoretical discussions addressing relevant issues about trauma

Assistant Director, Psychology Internship Program                                                

1999-2000                             

Responsible for the management of both the internship application process and of supervisory relationships, serving additionally in the capacity of student-faculty liaison.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist                                                                          

1994-2000                                            

As a key member of this world-renowned institute for psychological services, I had maintained responsibility for the care of over 300 patients throughout the NY area. Key responsibilities included:

  • Providing support, analysis and advice regarding personal and professional life experiences
  • Developing, augmenting and administering a multitude of tests designed to cull data from each subject. Post-testing review, interpretation and reporting, as well as determining the appropriate course of action
  • Received specialized training and individual psychotherapy with victims of crime and trauma.
  • Individual psychotherapy/analysis with adults, couples, families, adolescents and children, with a major concentration on addressing the sequelae of divorce and family conflict
  • Administering multiple weekly adult and child intake evaluations
  • Attending weekly classes covering psychoanalytic theory and technique.
  • Attending weekly child intake/foster care meetings.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Lewis, G.R. (2013, January). Physician Reveal Thyself [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/a4tpxy6.

Sammarco, C.L., Kister, I., Laing, L., Kalina, T., and Lewis, G.R. (2011, November). Making Sense of MS: Your Questions Answered by the NYU MS Care Team. Panel presentation co-sponsored by the New York City-Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society and the NYU Langone MS Care Center. New York, NY.

Lewis, G.R. (2009, June). Self-soothing techniques for managing your MS. Honorary discussion presented at the IWill Program for the NYU Langone Medical Center’s MS Care Center, New York, NY. 

Lewis, G.R. (2008). When you’re first diagnosed: Managing the initial “attack.” In J.T. Fromm (Ed.), MS Advocate (Volume 2 Issue 2, pp 4, 9). New York, NY.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: The terrorism of suffering - The clinical diary of Sandor Ferenczi revisited.  American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(1), 80-81.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Reassurance in analytic therapy. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(2), 179-180.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Primary femininity and female genital anxiety. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(3), 278-280.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Whatever happened to culturalism: From Horney to Lacan.  American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(3), 276-278.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Termination: To what end?  American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(4), 381-383.

Lewis, G.R. (1997). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: The power of enactments and the enactments of power in psychoanalysis. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 57(4), 383-384.

Lewis, G.R. (1999). Review of a scientific meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis: Gender myths and mysteries: Resuming the dialogue. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 59(2), 181-182.

Walco, G.A., Lewis, G.R., & Schmerl, L.T. (1994). Psychological aspects of coping with chronic illness. In I.R.Shenker (Ed.),  Adolescent Medicine. London: Harwood Academic Publishers.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Faculty, The WIlliam Alanson White Institute

Steering Committee Member, EDCAS Program of The WIliam Alanson White Institute

Senior Faculty, The American Institute for Psychoanalysis

Assistant Editor, American Journal of Psychoanalysis (2000-2012)