Lisa O'Donnell, PhD

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Lisa O’Donnell


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Clinical Psychology
MSW, University of Michigan, School of Social Work, Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health

Academic appointment

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University


Lisa O’Donnell joined Wayne State University’s School of Social Work in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan’s Joint PhD program in Social Work and Clinical Psychology in 2016. Following her doctoral studies, she was a post-doctoral scholar under the Max Gray Fellowship in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP) within UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry with Dr. David Miklowitz. She is dedicated to clinical and intervention research examining the nature of clinical and employment outcomes for mood and anxiety disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, as well as efforts to develop, refine, and implement evidence-based treatment. Dr. O’Donnell received her MSW in 2005 from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. She has been trained in various evidence-based treatments and has over 15 years of experience in delivering individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and families. She is certified as a cognitive therapist through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.

What I do when I'm not working

In my free time, I love being active and challenging myself with various fitness-related activities both indoors and outdoors, traveling, and watching horror movies. The scarier, the better!


+1 313-577-0438

Social media/website

Twitter: @Lisa_A_ODonnell


The School of Social Work, Wayne State University
5447 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI, 48202