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William Lorman

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William J. Lorman

JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, NCPsyA, FIAAN, FAAN

Assistant Clinical Professor
Graduate Nursing

William J. Lorman, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and is certified as an advanced practice addictions specialist (CARN-AP). He completed his doctoral studies and has completed work as a certified Freudian psychoanalyst. He obtained his law degree (Juris Doctor) from the William Howard Taft School of Law in Santa Ana, California. He provides legal consultation in medical malpractice cases.

In his private practice, he works with adults who suffer from a full range of psychiatric disorders—mild depression to severe psychosis— and he specializes in addiction psychiatry. He also works with patients who develop psychiatric symptoms as a result of medical conditions. He utilizes a psychoanalytic-medical model and provides services that include individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management.

In addition to his academic and clinical experience, Lorman has presented seminars on various mental health, addictions and legal/ethics topics regionally, nationally and internationally, has written multiple articles and textbook chapters and is a management and clinical consultant to several major corporations where he provides therapeutic and group facilitation services.

Faculty Fellowships

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) 2019

Fellow of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (FIAAN) 2014

Professional Society

American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
International Nurses Society on Addictions
Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioners Association
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Nurses Association

Selected Publications

Lorman, W. (2019). Pharmacology update: Esketamine (Spravato) – A new novel medication to treat depression – But with a strong warning. Journal of Addictions Nursing 30(4): 282-283.

Lorman, W. (2019). Pharmacology update: Probuphine: The long-acting buprenorphine implant. Journal of Addictions Nursing 30(2): 123-124.

Lorman, W. (2019). Career planning. In A. Rundio (Ed.), Nurse management and executive practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Lorman, W. (2019). Human resources. In A. Rundio (Ed.), Nurse management and executive practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Lorman, W. (2019). Strategic management. In A. Rundio (Ed.) Nurse management and executive practice. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Editorial review board membership:

Associate Editor, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 2004-present

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Neuropsychiatric Diseases and Treatment, 2012-present

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Addictions Nursing, 2003-present

Research Interests

  • Medical management of patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Treatment of addictive disorders
  • Theory and technique of psychoanalytic practice
  • Malpractice law

JURIS DOCTOR (2014)
Taft University
William Howard Taft School of Law
Santa Ana, CA

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (1999)
Specialty: Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
Drexel University
College of Nursing & Health Professions
Philadelphia, PA

PSYCHOANALYST (1997) Certified: 12/2019
Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis
Philadelphia, PA

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (1992)
Specialty: Applied Psychology
Dissertation: Use of Clinical Hypnosis to Reduce Pain
and Decrease Sedating Medications in the Treatment
of Terminal Cancer

American Institute
Santa Ana, CA

DIPLOMA BASIC NURSING EDUCATION (1976)
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

BACHELOR OF ARTS (1974)
Dual Major: Biology & Classical Languages
LaSalle University
Philadelphia, PA