Dr. Garcia-Leeds is the Co-Director for the MCCP Program. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Professional Psychology. She teaches several courses in the program, among them, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Working with Ethnically Diverse Couples and Couple and Family Techniques. Dr. Garcia-Leeds worked for nearly 20 years with underserved communities in New York City and Philadelphia. Additionally, she has been involved in several research programs investigating challenges faced by people of color.
Ph.D., Graduate School of the City University of New York
M.Phil., Graduate School of the City University of New York
M.A., New School for Social Research
B.A., New School for Social Research
Extensive experience as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
Worked in a variety of community-based non-profit social service agencies in New York City and North Philadelphia.
Research experience includes suicidal behavior in adolescents, HIV prevention, acute stress disorder, and cultural identity.
Domestic violence, family dynamics, and post-traumatic stress disorder in impoverished communities.
Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay
PhD, Graduate School of the City University of New York; M.Phil., Graduate School of the City University of New York; M.A., New School for Social Research; B.A., New School for Social Research.
- Working with Latino Families
- Couple and Family Therapy
- Systemic Treatment of Addictions
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
Garcia-Leeds, C.B., and Schneider, L. (2017). Abordaje sistémico en familias Latinas sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica en Estados Unidos. Propositos y representaciones, 5 (2).
Garcia-Leeds, C. "Opening Ourselves to Experience Personal and Professional Growth", Chestnut Hill College, 2017.
Garcia-Leeds, C., "Working with Latino Clients: The Role of Culture and Gender in Counseling and Psychotherapy", Chestnut Hill College 2017.