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Elijah with Founders Interns

University Professor for 32 years

Trainer/Consultant to Mental Health Programs

Experience Treating Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders for 30 Years

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recognized for Distinguished Service and Volunteerism

Published Author


Dr. Levy has dedicated the last 35 years of his career to treating individuals living with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders and Bipolar and Related Disorders. He has been a Program Director of inpatient programs and currently provides psychosocial/psychiatric rehabilitation programming to 90 mentally ill residents at Founders House of Hope in Artesia, CA The program includes skill acquisition, supported employment, community reintegration, functional/capacity building, developing self-determination and illness management and recovery.  The program services, supports and resources engender meaningful living and instilling hope and optimism.  Dr. Levy is the director of a nonprofit agency called Trucare Foundation for Mental Health Recovery.  The agency provides supports, services and access to resources to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with severe mental illness.    



As a professor, Dr. Levy has been teaching at University of Redlands in the undergraduate and graduate school since 1992. He teaches business ethics, strategic management, leadership and organizational behavior courses in the MBA and the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. In 2012 Dr. Levy began teaching at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA His courses include Integrated Health with a focus on Psychopathology through a biopsychosocial model to physician assistant students.  Dr. Levy also teaches Abnormal Psychology and Introduction to Psychology at  Long Beach City College. He has received excellence in teaching awards and has been recognized for his volunteer services. Dr. Levy has published two books, edited five books/anthologies of poetry written by the mentally ill and produced a documentary on mental illness with a filmmaker colleague.


Dr. Levy has consulted with inpatient and outpatient/community based residential care programs interested in offering psychosocial rehabilitation programming for their residents.  He is available to evaluate current programming and recommending evidence based, capacity building services such as skill acquisition and illness management groups, supported employment, occupational preparation and community reintegration.  The principles and philosophy of his programs instill self-determination and optimism for individuals living with severe, persistent mental illness. 

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What people say about Elijah

Dr. Levy is a deeply thoughtful, caring individual who encourages and inspires all who come in contact with him to pursue their aspirations with conviction and courage. He emphasizes high ethical standards, critical thinking, and respect for diversity. His concern for the needs and well-being of others is rare and genuine. I am and will always be extremely grateful for the support and guidance he has provided me.

I had the good fortune of meeting Elijah when I applied for an adjunct teaching position at the University of Redlands. The university assigned him conduct my in-person interview and teaching demonstration. I had limited teaching experience at the time and, were it not for Elijah's calming, encouraging demeanor, I might not have performed well and, as a result, may have decided teaching was not for me. He was (and is) a model of intellectual vigor tempered with authentic humility and empathy that I took with me when engaging with my students in the years to come. I am deeply thankful to have met him at that critical stage in my personal and professional journey and know that the impact I have had the opportunity to make in the lives of my students is in part due to his influence on me.

Dr. Levy offers training on the following:
Elijah Levy, Ph.D.  
For a no fee consultation, email me here or call me at (562) 230-3334
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