Emily Lane, LCSW, MSW
Emily Lane joined SIU School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry in 2012. She began her tenure with the school in the Division of Behavioral and Psychosocial Oncology, working with persons with cancer and their families to improve their ability to cope with cancer treatments and adjust to the ways in which this illness affects their lives. Ms. Lane eventually transitioned to the department’s adult division, and continues her work with individuals in the areas of chronic illness, depression, anxiety, personality disorders and grief. She works alongside of Dr. Vinod Alluri in the department’s geriatric clinic to provide the best possible educational experience for residents in that clinic, as well as their patients. Her background as an inpatient psychiatric social worker, makes her especially knowledgeable in the areas of community resources, powers of attorney and guardianship.
With regard to education within the department and the school, Ms. Lane has always looked for opportunities to improve the educational experiences of medical students, residents and faculty. She serves as the department’s Director of Continuing Medical Education and, more recently, was named a Co-Director of Year Four for SIU, serving on many committees within the school to improve the educational experiences for students in their fourth year of training. She is a very active member of the department’s Psychotherapy Training Committee and has a passion for working with residents in seminars and one-on-one supervision to improve their understanding and practice of psychotherapy.
Ms. Lane graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois Springfield and then earned a master’s degree in social work from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she also worked as graduate assistant for the chair of the Department of Social Work. She has a wide variety of clinical experience in areas such as substance abuse, disabilities, medical social work and mental health.