Elijah Levy, Ph.D.
Dr. Levy’s doctorate degree is in Clinical Psychology and he is an interdisciplinary thinker, examining the synthesis of philosophy, psychology and sociology
to understand the science of human behavior. His clinical work includes being a program director of inpatient psychiatric programs treating the persistent,
mentally ill suffering from Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders.
Dr. Levy has designed psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation programs and trained mental health professionals to implement his skills based groups and
programs which reduced the length of stay for the mentally ill, enabling them to lead more satisfying lives in residential care programs in the community.
Dr. Levy's academic history includes teaching management, leadership and business ethics courses at University of Redlands since 1992 in the
undergraduate and graduate school of business. He also teaches undergraduate psychology courses such as Biopsychology, Social Psychology,
Introduction to Psychology and Lifespan Psychology at Pasadena City College and Southern California University of Health Sciences to students applying
to nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and medical school. He has received Excellence in Teaching awards from universities, in addition to being honored
for his volunteering activities and distinguished service.
Dr. Levy is the director of Founders Outreach, a nonprofit agency providing psychiatric rehabilitation services to 97 mentally ill residents residing at
Founders House of Hope, where he has been working since 1997. He designed the psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation program, in addition to the
supported employment program at Founders.
Founders House of Hope also offers opportunities to students completing internships in Psychology, Nursing , Social Work and Physician Assistant
programs completing their Behavioral Medicine and psychiatric rotations. Dr. Levy is a Preceptor to students interested in learning
psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation, counseling skills, psychopharmacology and treatment/rehabilitation considerations for individuals living with
serious mental illness. Founders House of Hope has a formal internship and practicum program with California State University Fullerton (psychology
students), Biola University (nursing program) and Southern California University of Health Sciences (physician assistant program).
Dr. Levy has written curriculum for numerous courses in addition to handbooks. He is the author of two books, one on intercultural awareness titled
You, Me and Them, a book of poetry titled Crisis in Meaning, and he has edited two anthologies of poetry written by individuals with mental illness titled
Pages Left to Turn: Poetry by Restless Minds. In 2007, Dr. Levy and a colleague produced a documentary on mental illness titled Beyond the Shadow of
Mental Illness and he collaborated on a documentary of a Veterans Legacy Project group that he facilitates.
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