FLORENCE--- Jane Hart Lewis, director of best practices and training for the Pee Dee Mental Health Center in Florence, has been honored by the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology with an outstanding alumni award.
Lewis received the Professional Psychology Award for 2007-08 at a reception held recently on the FMU campus.
Lewis earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy and graduated with a master’s degree in applied psychology from FMU. She continued her training after finishing the master’s program in psychology with formal training in rational behavior therapy, redicision therapy, experiential mapping and dialectical behavior therapy.
In addition to her job at the Pee Dee Mental Health Center, Lewis is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Philosophy. She is also a S.C. Licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed supervisor for professional counselors. She is a nationally certified psychologist with the National Association of Master’s Psychologists, and a certified cognitive-behavioral therapist with the National Academy for Certified Family Therapists.
Lewis has served as the vice-president of the Candlelight Civitan Club and as president, vice-president and treasurer of the Assembly Club and the Tarantella Club. She has also served on the board of directors for Encore Theatre and has been director of several productions at the Florence Little Theatre and the Junction City Little Theatre in Kansas.
Among Lewis’ many awards, she was selected as Employee of the Year by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and was named National Watchdog of the Taxpayers of South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office. She won the Florence Little Theatre Irving for playing Elizabeth I in Vivat, Vivat, Regina.
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