Paul M. Lefkovitz, Ph.D.
President, Behavioral Pathway Systems
General Manager, Benchmarking Services, Netsmart
Paul M. Lefkovitz,
Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist whose work has encompassed clinical,
administrative, research, and consultative roles in the areas of behavioral
health service delivery and performance measurement. Since 1974, he has held
progressive leadership positions within the hospital and community-based sectors
of the industry including several years at the CEO level. He has been an active
contributor to the professional literature and presents regularly at regional
and national conferences. He is a past-president of the Association for
Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare and continues to serve on the National Advisory
Panel of its Board of Directors. He is also immediate past-Chair of the Joint
Commission’s Behavioral Health Professional and Technical Advisory Committee. In
addition, he has served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Indiana
University School of Medicine. He was the Associate Editor of the International
Journal of Partial Hospitalization and Continuum. Dr. Lefkovitz is active in
behavioral health advocacy groups and serves on the Boards of Mental Health
America in Indiana, The Indiana Mental Health Foundation, and the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Indianapolis Chapter.
Addresses and Publications
Benchmarking: A Portal to Best Practices. National Council for Community
Behavioral Healthcare Annual Conference, Boston, May 1, 2008.
Susan and Lefkovitz, Paul M. (2008). Learning from Top Performers. Behavioral
Healthcare Magazine, 28 (2): 28-30
Hospitalization History and National Benchmark Data. Congressional Briefing
Sponsored by Rep. E.B. Johnson, Washington, D.C., March 13 and June 10, 2008.
Paul M. (2007). Benchmarking for Best Practices. National Council Magazine, Vol.
P.M. (2005) Process Benchmarking: Moving Beyond the Numbers. Behavioral
Healthcare Tomorrow, October, 18-23.
P.M. (2004) Benchmarking: A Gateway to Best Practices. Behavioral Health
P.M. (2004) Beyond Outcomes: Benchmarking in Behavioral Health Care. Behavioral
Healthcare Tomorrow, February, 32-37.
Laurel, Lefkovitz, Paul M., and Kennedy, Larry. (2001) The integrated behavioral
health continuum: Theory and Practice. Washington D.C.: American Psychiatric
P.M. (1997). Innovations in Continuum Integration and Build-Out. Behavioral
Healthcare Tomorrow Annual Conference, Institute for Behavioral Health,
P.M. (1995). Milieu: Therapeutic Key to the Entire Continuum. American
Association for Partial Hospitalization Annual Conference (Keynote Plenary
Address), Denver, Colorado.
- Kiser, L.J.,
Lefkovitz, P.M., and Kennedy, L.L. (1993). The continuum of ambulatory mental
health programs. Behavioral Healthcare Tomorrow, 2(4): 14-16.
Paul M., Morrison, Dennis P., and Davis, H.J. (1982). The Assessment of Current
Functioning Scale. Journal of Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation. 4: 297-305.
Paul M. (1979). Linking program evaluation to the treatment process in a partial
hospitalization setting. In G. Landsberg, W.D. Neigher, R.J. Hammer,, C. Windle
and R. Woy (Eds.), Evaluation in Practice:
A Sourcebook of Program Evaluation
Studies from Mental Health Care Systems in the United States. U.S. DHEW.
Paul M. (1974). Program evaluation in a day treatment center. Goal Attainment
Review. 1: 44-48
Over the past
thirty-five years David has served on the Clinical Psychology faculty at
SUNY-Albany, and has held a variety of leadership positions across the
behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice arenas. He has served as
Director of Child and Adolescent Services in the New York State Office of Mental
Health, as well as being responsible for continuous quality improvement, outcome
evaluation, and professional standards in two different comprehensive child and
family serving organizations in Pennsylvania. He has published numerous
Dr. Doty has been on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Community
Providers Association for 20 years, including serving as President from 1994-95
and as Co-Chair of the PCPA benchmarking initiative for over five years. As an
independent consultant he has assisted numerous client organizations achieving
JCAHO Accreditation and strategic planning, as well as with the development of
outcome management and performance improvement programs.
In his private life Dr. Doty currently has served as President of the Board of
Directors of Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity and as a Board member of the
Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He enjoys sharing
life and as much time as possible with his wife, Susan, and their five children
and five granddaughters.
Publications and Presentations
- Doty, D.W.,
McInnis, T., Paul, G.L. Remediation of negative side effects of an ongoing
response-cost system with chronic mental patients. Journal of Applied Behavior
Analysis, 1974, 7, 191-198.
T.L., Himelstein, H., Doty, D.W., and Paul, G.L. Modification of sampling
exposure procedures for increasing facilities utilization by chronic psychiatric
patients. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 1974, 5,
- Doty, D.W.
Role-playing and incentives in the modification of the social interaction of
chronic psychiatric patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
1975, 43, 676-682.
- Doty, D.W.
Managed Foster Care: Opportunity or Oxymoron? OPEN MINDS: The Behavioral
Healthcare Industry Analyst, April, 1995.
- Doty, D.W.
Can Long-Term Care Services Be Managed? OPEN MINDS: The Behavioral Healthcare
Industry Analyst, September 1995.
- Doty, D.W.
Can Managed Care Work for the Developmentally Disabled? OPEN MINDS: The
Behavioral Healthcare Industry Analyst, February, 1996.
- Doty, D.W.
The Essential Children’s Services Planner: Managed Care Preparedness, Program
Redesign, and Business Development. CentraLink Publishers: Tiburon, CA, 1996.
Your Treatment Foster Care Organization to Survive and Thrive in Managed
Environments”. Special Pre-Conference Institute presented at Foster Family-based
Treatment Association Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR, July 1996.
Community Providers Association & Doty, D.W. Mission Possible: Visions and
Recommendations for Improving the Management of Services for Individuals with
Long-term Social, Medical, and Developmental Needs, 1997.
Management: Principles and Pitfalls” presentation at Institute for International
Research Conference on “Providing Child Welfare Services in a Managed Care
Environment”, Chicago, IL, April, 1997.
- “From Outcome
Evaluation to Outcome Management: Taking Outcomes to the Next Level” a workshop
conducted at the Annual Foster Family-based Treatment Association Conference,
Toronto, Canada, July, 1997
Productivity, and Performance Management”; all-day workshop conducted for the
Child Care Association of Illinois; Springfield, Illinois, June 1998.
Management: Resolving Confusion and Paradox” a workshop conducted for the
Pennsylvania Community Providers Association Annual Conference; October, 2001.
Facilitator for Pennsylvania Community Providers Association Strategic Planning
Retreat; April 2003, 2004, and 2005 and for Pennsylvania Association of
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Strategic Planning Retreat; July 2006.
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