• Education and Training

    University of Oregon

    2013 - 2019

    Masters of Science and PhD in Clinical Psychology

    Master’s Thesis (December 2014)

    Function in Dysfunction: Neural mechanisms of Dissociation in

    Executive Functioning


    Supporting Area (October 2016)

    Regulation Processes in Severely Emotionally Dysregulated Females:

    A Pilot Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) study.


    Preliminary Examinations (March 2017)
    NRSA Grant Submission: Examining brain-based changes in emotion

    regulation as a mediator of dialectical behavior therapy skills on symptom



    Advanced to Candidacy (March 2017)

    Dissertation: A multi-method approach to examining emotion dysregulation

    in women with borderline personality disorder
    *Work recognized by ISITDBT 2017


    2012 - Bachelor of Science with honors in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude



    Sports Science and Coaching Training


    Certified Personal Trainer - International Sports Science Association (ISSA)



    Certified Sports Nutritionist - ISSA



    Certified Endurance Coach - Road Runners of America Club (RRCA)



    USTFCCCA Female Coaching Mentorship Program 2021-2022

    Current Mentee


    CPR/First Aid/AED certified - 2019 current


    Co-Head Coach for Team 5am Running Madness LLC - Eugene, Oregon


    Team 5am Running Madness is a competitive running team composed of amateur and sub-elite endurance athletes. www.team5amrunningmadness.com


    Beginners 5k Coach and Assistant Half-Marathon/Marathon training Coach - Eugene Running Company, Eugene, Oregon



  • “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers

    My philosophical approach in psychology has always been centered around the synthesiziation of acceptance and change. It is a key dialectic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a therapy that was formative in my clinical conceptualization and practice. Like Carl Rogers, I similarly have been drawn to certain humanistic philosophies, particularly that each individual is unique. Together, these ideas have led me to an integrated approach to mental and emotional skills training that combines elements of DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and client-centered therapy. I see my primary goal as a coach to act as a supportive guide for clients, to lead them towards their self-identified goals as a person and athlete and which takes into consideration, their unique histories, values, and skills.

    Clinical Education and Training

    My clinical training includes over 5 years of hands on experience training in evidence-based psychological treatments and working with individual clients and groups. I completed over 600 hours of therapeutic work in individual, group therapy, and assessment during my doctoral in clinical psychology. This training further included over 2000 hours of support hours including didactic training, supporting reading, and coursework, as well as, over 600 hours of supervision with licensed psychologists. I worked in both community and university therapy settings, as well as, the Oregon State Hospital and the Veteran's Affairs Behavioral Department. Below is a summary of therapeutic approaches and experiences I'm trained in


    - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
    - Behavioral Activation
    - Exposure Therapy
    - Diagnostic assessment of mental health and personality disorders
    - Neuropsychological assessment
    - Cognitive Dissonance
    - Group-based prevention therapies for Depression, Eating Disorders, and Obesity
    - Motivational Interviewing


  • Publications and Scientific Work



    O’Brien, J., Lewis, J., & Zalewski, M. (2021) Physiological concordance in mother-child dyads in the context of maternal emotion dysregulation. Infant and Child Development.


    Lee, A. H., O’Brien, J., Binion, G., Lewis, J., & Zalewski, M. (2021). Supportive emotion socialization as a moderator of the association between maternal emotion dysregulation and preschooler emotion regulation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.


    Lewis, J., Binion, G., Rogers, M., & Zalewski, M. (2019). The associations of maternal emotion dysregulation and early childhood dissociative behaviors. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2019.1678211


    Lewis*, J., Knoll, L. Zalewski, M., Reinhardt, K., Roos, L., Martin-Gamache, C., & Cummins, N. (2019) Initiating a DBT consultation team: Conceptual and practical considerations for training clinics. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
    *Denotes shared first authorship.


    Zalewski, M., Lewis, J. K., & Martin, C. G. (2018). Identifying novel applications of dialectical behavior therapy: considering emotion regulation and parenting. Current Opinion in Psychology, 21, 122–126.


    Musser, N., Zalewski, M., Stepp, S., & Lewis, J. (2018). A systematic review of negative parenting practices predicting borderline personality disorder: Are we measuring biosocial theory’s ‘invalidating environment’? Clinical Psychology Review, 65, 1–16.
    *Featured in Psychology Today article


    Zalewski, M., Cummins, N. Binion, G., Lewis, J. & O’Brien, J. (2018) Preschoolers’ executive functioning and theory of mind in the context of maternal borderline personality disorder symptoms. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment


    Lewis, J. & Freyd, J.J. (2017). Recovered Memory. In A. Wenzel (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. (pp 2811-2814). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
    *Named Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2019


    Gómez, J. M., Lewis, J. K., Noll, L. K., Smidt, A. M., & Freyd, P. J. (2016). Shifting the focus: Non Pathologizing approaches to healing betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 17, 165–185.

    *Winner of Richard P. Kluft Award for the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 2016 Best Article.


    Luu, P., Caggiano, D. M., Geyer, A., Lewis, J., Cohn, J., & Tucker, D. M. (2014). Time-course of cortical networks involved in working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00004


    Conference Prestentations and Posters


    Lewis, J., Binion, G., Rogers, M., Musser, N., & Zalewski, M. (March 2019). The association of maternal emotion regulation and dissociation with the emergence of early child dissociative behaviors. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.


    Binion, G., Lewis, J., O’Brien, J., Miller, A., & Zalewski, M. (March 2019) Maternal emotion dysregulation and HRV during stress: The role of child externalizing behavior. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD


    O’Brien, J. R., Lewis, J., & Zalewski, M. (March 2019). Is child heart rate variability reactivity a protective factor buffering the risk of maternal emotion dysregulation and child behavior problems?. Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society, Vancouver, BC.
    *selected for a citation poster award


    Miller, A., Lewis, J., & Zalewski, M. (2018). Examining the links between maternal emotion dysregulation and variation in trajectories of heart rate variability. Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Fransisco, CA.


    Lewis, J., Tucker, D., Rogers, M. C., & Hathaway, E. (2017). Dissociative Phenomenon: Altered States of Cognition and Consciousness. Talk Presented at the Cognitive Science and Integrative Learning (CSAIL), Hood River, OR.


    O’Brien, J., Zalewski, M. & Lewis, J. (2017). Child Concordance of Heart Rate Variability in the Context of Maternal Emotion Dysregulation. Poster presentation at Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.


    Lewis, J., Krane, K., Dobrota, M., & Tucker, D. (2016). Engagement through disengagement: dissociation as a cognitive strategy in divided attention conditions. Talk presented at the Cognitive Science and Integrative Learning (CSAIL), Hood River, OR.


    Lewis, J., Zalewski, M., & Zale, E. (2016). Regulation Processes in Severely Emotionally Dysregulated Females: A Pilot fMRI Study. Poster resented at the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Strategic Planning Meeting, Seattle, WA.


    Lewis, J., Krane, K., Dobrota, M., & Tucker, D. (2015). Function in dysfunction: dissociation as a cognitive advantage. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting (CNS), San Francisco, CA.


    Lewis, J., Krane, K., Dobrota, M., & Tucker, D. (2015). Function in dysfunction: dissociation as a cognitive advantage. Presented at the Social Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS), Boston, MA.