Founders Outreach, Director

Dr. Elijah Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Levy’s doctorate degree is in Clinical Psychology and he is an interdisciplinary thinker, enjoying the synthesis of philosophy, psychology and sociology to examine the science of human behavior.

His clinical work includes being the Program Director and Head of Psychology in inpatient psychiatric facilities treating the persistent, mentally ill suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Co­Occurring Disorders.

Dr. Levy designed psychiatric rehabilitation programs and trained mental health staff to implement his skills based groups and programs which reduced the length of stay for the mentally ill, enabling them to lead satisfying lives in residential care programs in the community. 

Dr. Levy's academic history includes teaching at University of Redlands since 1992 in the undergraduate and graduate school of business. In addition to his role as an Adjunct Professor, he functions as the undergraduate and graduate liaison for the school of business. In this role, he mentors new faculty, interviews applicants for teaching positions and conducts workshops with the Associate Dean.  Dr. Levy also teaches undergraduate psychology courses at 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 tobeing honored for his volunteering activities and distinguished service.  

Dr. Levy is the director of Founders Outreach, a nonprofit agency providing psychiatric rehabilitation services to 90 mentally ill residentsresiding 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 being implemented at Founders.

In terms of his consulting services, Dr. Levy is the director of The Levy Launch, a center providing corporate training, management consultation and start up support to nonprofit agencies. His writing interests include the topics ofcreative aging, lifestyle modification, comparative religion, the cultural foundations of heroism, intercultural awareness/cultural pluralism and the American cultural experience.

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 an anthology 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.  

Since 2011, Dr. Levy and his brother Josef Levy have been training police officers how to more effectively communicate with the homeless, mentally ill in the community.  To date, they have trained over 5,000 officers in Southern California and they have received excellent evaluations of their workshop. His clinical work includes being the Program Director and Head of Psychology in inpatient psychiatric facilities treating the persistent, mentally ill suffering from Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Co- Occurring Disorders.  Dr. Levy designed psychiatric rehabilitation programs and trained mental health staff to implement his skills based groups and programs which reduced the length of stay for the mentally ill, enabling them to lead satisfying lives in residential care programs in the community.

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