Jennifer Lewis the Director of Prevention and Wellness at the Southwest Center for HIV/ AIDS. She oversees HIV prevention for women, men and youth, and wellness which includes medical nutrition, behavioral health and complementary and alternative medicine. She is also the owner of Mosaic Psychotherapy, LLC, a psychotherapy practice that provides consulting and counseling services to individuals and families.
Prior to arriving in Phoenix in 2002, Dr. Lewis was the Director of Mental Health at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City. In addition to providing direct care, she supervised staff and interns, collaborated in the preparation of governmental proposals, monitored contract deliverables and budgets. She also participated in research projects conducted by Penn State University and the University of Wisconsin on HIV related issues.
She is currently a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University (ASU) where she has taught courses on Gender and Sexuality, Severe Mental Illness, Advanced Clinical Practice with Individuals, Communities and Groups, and Human Behavior. She has presented at numerous workshops and seminars in Phoenix and New York.
Lewis holds her Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University and her Doctorate Degree in Social Work from New York University. She completed her doctoral and master's clinical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in New York City, the Sydney Borum Jr. Health Center in Boston Massachusetts, and Worcester State Psychiatric Hospital in Worcester Massachusetts.
Dr. Lewis recalls the wellness and prevention services offered at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.
October 5, 2010 - 1:51pm
Dr. Lewis explains why HIV positive women experience more complications than HIV positive men.
October 5, 2010 - 1:45pm
Dr. Lewis describes the first steps a woman should take when she is diagnosed with HIV and recalls the importance of support groups.
October 5, 2010 - 1:38pm
Dr. Lewis describes why domestic violence is prevalent amongst women who are diagnosed with HIV.
October 5, 2010 - 1:31pm
Dr. Lewis provides three tips for women who are in domestic violence situations, specifically those with HIV/AIDS.
October 5, 2010 - 1:23pm
Dr. Lewis explains why it is so important for an HIV positive woman to focus on her general health.
October 5, 2010 - 12:16pm
Dr. Lewis describes what women should know about the HIV testing process.
October 5, 2010 - 12:09pm
Dr. Lewis shares advice on disclosing an HIV diagnosis to love ones.
October 5, 2010 - 12:03pm
Dr. Lewis describes how a woman can work with her physician when she is prescribed HIV medications.
October 5, 2010 - 11:55am
Dr. Lewis describes her inspiration to work with patients who are HIV and AIDS positive.
October 5, 2010 - 11:44am