David T. Susman
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1992
I'm the director of the Jesse G. Harris, Jr. Psychological Services Center (Harris Center website: https://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 center coordinators. I also conduct psychotherapy supervision with selected graduate students who are providing adult and couples therapy.
In addition to my center duties, I'm the training director of the department's affiliated pre-doctoral psychology internship, the University of Kentucky Internship Consortium program (internship website: https://psychology.as.uky.edu/ukic-affiliated-internship). This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It includes 6 training sites for interns, including Eastern State Hospital, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, UK Counseling Center, UK Orofacial Pain Center, UK Adolescent Medicine Clinic and UK Center for the Advancement of Women's Health.
My clinical and professional interests include mental health advocacy, program development and administration, clinical supervision, and management of behavioral emergencies. I worked for over 24 years at Eastern State Hospital, a public psychiatric hospital in Lexington, KY. My roles there included program director for the Admissions Unit, founding director of The Recovery Mall rehabilitation program, Ethics Committee chair and director of Psychology Services. As a past President of the Kentucky Psychological Association, I promote involvement in state psychological associations, and am active in advocacy initiatives at the state and Federal levels. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation and am a member of the steering committee for Health Literacy Kentucky, which promotes health literacy awareness and education throughout the state. I'm currently the Kentucky representative (2014-16) to the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives.
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 1992