Alexis Carl

Alexis Carl

Alexis Carl


Alexis Carl, LMSW is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work at Wayne State University. She received her M.S.W. from Michigan State University in 2016 and practices as a clinical therapist. Carl has direct practice experience providing clinical services in the criminal justice system and has extensive clinical expertise in the areas of trauma and addiction. Carl is interested in criminal justice reform and policy. Of particular interest is addressing the disparities, stigma, and discriminatory practices persons with serious mental illness (SMI) face in the criminal justice system across the sequential intercept model.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Master of Social Work – Granted May 2016 from Michigan State University,
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work w/ an Additional Major in Criminal Justice – Granted May 2015 from Michigan State University
  • Addictions Studies - Received from Michigan State University


  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - Received from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Allegheny Health Network, and Rowan University CARES Institute


  • License Master Social Worker

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems
  • Trauma-informed Care in Corrections
  • Jail and Prison Diversion Interventions
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Drugs, Crime, and Policy

Courses taught by Alexis Carl

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (future)

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

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