Lisa Boesky, PhD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychology and Correctional Healthcare

Specialty Focus: Suicide, teen suicide, adolescent suicide, young adult suicide, suicide prevention, prison, jail, detention, juvenile offender, treatment center, residential facility, residential care, mental health facility, substance abuse facility, hanging, asphyxiation, standard of care, suicide risk assessment

Education: PhD, Wayne State University; MA, Wayne State University; BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Years in Practice: 20+


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National thought leader on child, teen and young adult suicide prevention within residential facilities (juvenile detention/correctional facilities, mental health treatment facilities, substance abuse treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, etc.). Licensed clinical psychologist with vast public speaking and teaching experience. Conducts “Suicide Vulnerability Assessments” within residential settings and consults on suicide prevention programs and strategies. Develops and delivers keynote addresses and workshops focused on suicide prevention at national and state conferences, and provides suicide prevention training programs to professionals (e.g., mental health, juvenile justice, education, medical, substance abuse, social services) across the country. Quoted/interviewed in media such as CNN, Fox News, USA Today, ABC News, and US News & World Report. Well published. Experienced expert witness.