Rachel J. Levy-Bell, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Rachel Levy-Bell
(617) 414-2321
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)

Biography

Dr. Rachel Levy-Bell is currently the Assistant Program Director and Director of Clinical Training in the Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine Program at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Levy-Bell earned her B.A. in Psychology from Clark University, and received her doctorate from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she graduated with Honors. Her dissertation examined the relationship between coping style and spirituality as it related to adaptation to HIV disease in African-American Women. Dr. Levy was an intern at Cook County Hospital’s Women & Children’s HIV Clinic and completed her residency training at Temple University Hospital. The focus of her residency training on assessment and therapy with cardiac and pulmonary transplant candidates and inpatient psychiatry. Postdoctoral training was conducted at Boston University Medical Center’s Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center. Over the course of her clinical career Dr. Levy-Bell has worked in emergency services, psychiatric inpatient psychiatry, rape crisis, outpatient, and medical inpatient services.

Dr. Levy’s clinical and research experiences are in the areas of HIV disease in multicultural populations, cross-cultural psychology, medical psychology in the realm of organ transplantation, and disaster psychology. Over the past several years she has provided several consultations through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health on training professional clinical staff on how to perform HIV risk assessments with the chronically mentally ill population. Dr. Levy has been a consultant on HIV prevention and mental health treatment to various community based agencies and school systems. She was also a clinician for the Federal Emergency Management Team through the Department of Mental Health’s Crisis Counseling network, working with airline staff, crew, and families affected by the occurrences of September 11th.

Dr. Levy received her B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, MA and her M.A. and Doctoral degrees from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago IL.

Dr. Levy’s clinical interests, include:
-Providing supervision to counselors in training
-The impact and treatment of HIV/AIDS in culturally diverse populations with specific emphasis on the African-American culture
-Medical psychology
-Disaster planning and psychological first aid
-Cross-Cultural Issues in supervision and treatment
-Counselor identity development

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Active Staff Privileges, Psychology, Psychiatry, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MA
  • Clark University, BA
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD

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