Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services

Dr. Michael Lewis

Dr. Michael Lewis, PhD, is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, and Chartered Scientist. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Dr Lewis has experience of working across a range of settings, and which includes low, medium, and high secure psychiatric services, as well as learning disability and psychiatric intensive care. He is currently based at a forensic step-down unit, supporting men presenting with complex needs. This work involves assessment of risk, as well as the application of therapeutic intervention. He is trained in a range of clinical assessments, including the PCL-R, IPDE, SCID, HCR-20, SVR-20, WAIS-IV, and SAPROF. Dr Lewis is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is working towards accreditation in this modality.

External to CCATS, Dr Lewis supports the delivery of the MSc Forensic Psychology programme at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, where he is employed as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. He is also a Research Lead at the Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), supervising applied research on clinical psychopathy, which is his research specialism. Dr Lewis is the lead author on the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment (PAPA), and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice.