Lisa M. King, Psy.D.

Clinical Assistant ProfessorKing
(Psy.D., 2014, Illinois School of Professional Psychology)
Email: lisaking@ufl.edu
Office: 352.294.8376

Biography

Dr. Lisa M. King is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. King earned her Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Chicago, IL) in 2014. Her generalist training with an emphasis in health psychology involved clinical experiences across the lifespan, in treatment settings including community health, a high school, juvenile detention, and residential treatment for severe mental health with comorbid health concerns. While completing her internship in Minneapolis, MN, she received specialized training in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a state-certified DBT team. Dr. King was trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) during her postdoctoral psychology residency with the Division of Medical Psychology at the University of Florida. In addition, Dr. King completed training provided by the Center for Deployment Psychology in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Prior to embarking on her doctoral studies, Dr. King earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 1999 from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where she received generalist training in the Mental Health Concentration. Her training and post-graduate clinical experiences included residential work with neglected and abused youth, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse, outpatient mental health (individual/couples), private work as a consultant to a pain management physician, and finally as a Medical Social Worker assigned to the Surgical and Cardiac ICUs.

In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, Dr. King maintains Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) credentials. She is a Qualified Supervisor for Florida LMHC and LCSW registered interns.

Clinical Focus

In her role in the Department, Dr. King leads a General Mental Health Team consisting of Master’s prepared therapists providing clinical services to adolescents and adults. The team provides evidence-based treatment for patients with a wide range of concerns, including depressive and anxious disorders, emotion dysregulation, trauma responses, self-harming behaviors, concerns with binge or emotional eating, and OCD, among others. The team works largely from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective, often incorporating elements of Mindfulness. Dr. King also provides training for pre- and post-doctoral psychology trainees. She thoroughly enjoys and supervising students and early career therapists, and has been fortunate to do so throughout her career.

Dr. King created and implemented a DBT-informed program treating adolescents and adults with suicidal ideation, and self-harming and other ineffective coping behaviors. The program’s aim is to help patients decrease ineffective and self-harming behaviors, increase ability to cope with intense emotions, and become more effective in their interactions with others. Patients admitted to Dr. King’s DBT Program attend weekly Skills Classes, in addition to weekly individual sessions. Parents are required to attend Skills Classes with their adolescent; this helps parents develop their own practice of skills so they can assist their adolescents to grow and develop as they progress into adulthood. Interested potential patients and referring providers are encouraged to contact Dr. King directly for further information.

Dr. King enjoys working with a variety of patient concerns including anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, adjustment to health concerns, OCD, borderline personality concerns, grief, sleep, substance use, and relationship concerns. Her treatment is strongly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is often DBT-informed.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    • APA Division 12 Society of Clinical Psychology
      • Section 8: Clinical Emergencies and Crises
      • Section 9: Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
      • Section 10: Graduate Students/Early Career Psychologists
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    • Academy of Certified Social Workers