We provide the latest in evidence-based research and practice, taught by respected clinicians and researchers who are at the leading edge of their fields
Erri Hewitt (PhD) is a licensed clinical psychologist who helps her patients optimize their mental health and well-being by offering scientifically-supported approaches to mental health care that are tailored to individual needs. She specializes in working with women in pre- and postpartum periods, children and families coping with emotion and behavior problems, and people who are adjusting to chronic illness and injuries. She has experience with cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy.
David Mays (MD, PhD) is a forensic psychiatrist and directed the forensic program at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI, for 13 years. He serves on the clinical faculty at UW–Madison. Dr. Mays is the recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Distinguished Service Award from the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Dane County, and the Exceptional Performance Award from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.
Alayna Oby (LCSW) is the founder of Elevation Consulting, LLC, which offers training solutions using empirically supported training mechanisms to promote organizational and interpersonal effectiveness across helping professions and human services. At the University of Wisconsin, Alayna has served as an instructor for online and face-to-face courses that emphasize multiculturalism and diversity. As a licensed clinical social worker and doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, Alayna holds almost a decade of training and clinical experience from various mental health settings including psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, community counseling clinics and VA Hospitals.
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