David T. Susman
I am Director of the Jesse G. Harris, Jr. Psychological Services Center (click here for Harris Center website: http://psychology.as.uky.edu/psychological-services-center), the Department of Psychology's training center for graduate students in the APA-accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. program. I oversee the operations of the center and offer administrative and clinical supervision to the graduate students who are participating in 10 or 20-hour per week practicum placements as clinic coordinators. I also conduct psychotherapy supervision with selected graduate students who are providing adult and couples therapy.
In addition to my center duties, I work at Eastern State Hospital, a public psychiatric hospital in Lexington which is managed by UK HealthCare. I am director of the hospital's Recovery Mall, a program providing inpatient rehabilitation services to adults with serious mental illness and substance abuse issues. As Psychological Services director, I facilitate the provision of psychological services throughout the hospital. I also supervise clinical and counseling psychology graduate students in their practicum placements at the hospital.
My clinical and professional interests include ethics, psychological assessment, mentoring, and behavioral emergencies. As a past President of the Kentucky Psychological Association, I promote involvement in state psychological associations, and am active in mental health advocacy initiatives at the state and Federal levels. I am a member of the steering committee for Health Literacy Kentucky, a new program to promote health literacy awareness and education throughout the state. I am the Kentucky representative (2014-16) to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives.