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Faculty - Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Faculty - Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Carol Corbett, Ph.D., LPC

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Coordinator of Master's Field Placements
Director, Master’s in School Counseling Program, Lehigh Valley Campus at DeSales University
Dooling Hall Rm 272, Chestnut Hill College at DeSales Campus
610-282-1100 ext. 1950

Dr. Corbett is a trained psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and educator whose areas of specialization include adolescents, anxiety and stress disorders, eating disorders, and school counseling. Dr. Corbett worked for eight years as a Director of School Counseling in Western Pennsylvania, has taught school counseling courses as an adjunct professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and has presented at conferences on topics related to school counseling. She has two published chapters in Gregoire, J. & Jungers, C. (2006), The counselor’s companion: What every beginning counselor needs to know. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Dr. Corbett is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, and the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association


Claudia García-Leeds, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Co-Director of Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Main Campus
DeSales Center Room 9

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. 

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Mark E. Kenney, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Director of Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Lehigh Valley Campus at DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue, Dooling Hall, Room 219, Center Valley, PA 18034
610-282-1100 (ex. 1484)

Mr. Kenney is the Director of the Lehigh Valley campus at DeSales University and a licensed professional counselor. He is the co-author of Counseling Multiracial Families (Sage Publications) as well as several book chapters and other publications addressing the multiracial population. He is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and also has taught graduate courses at Johns Hopkins University and Antioch University-Seattle. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and currently serves as co-chair of the ACA’s Multiracial/Multiethnic Counseling Concerns Interest Network. He also serves on the executive boards of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and the Pennsylvania Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (PS-SAIGE). He is the Associate Chair for Information Management for the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (M-P-CAC) 2020-2023.

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Nicole Monteiro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Monteiro is trained as a clinical psychologist and has extensive experience in individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment and clinical supervision in a variety of settings, including hospitals, juvenile justice, community mental health, and university counseling. Her professional and research interests include: treatment of trauma; the unique psychosocial needs of immigrants, refugees, and survivors of war and torture; disaster mental health; stress, coping and resilience in underserved populations; and the intersection between culture, mental illness and wellbeing. She has worked in Botswana, Bahrain and Ethiopia and has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters on culture, mental illness and global mental health

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Rachel Saks, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology
DeSales Center, Room 4

Dr. Saks is a licensed psychologist with extensive clinical experience providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision. Dr. Saks has over eight years of experience providing psychotherapy, evaluation and consultation for geriatric and medical patients in inpatient healthcare settings. In addition, she provided intensive outpatient treatment for children and families in the New Jersey foster care system. Dr. Saks’ scholarly interests include, geriatric psychology, the impact of psychotherapeutic interventions in healthcare settings, attachment issues and treatment for children and families in foster care, and cultural competency in clinical care for the aging. She is a member of APA and the Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic psychology.

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Leslie Parkes Shralow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Master's Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Main Campus
DeSales Center, D10

Dr. Shralow is a licensed psychologist and her doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. She had a key role in developing an integrated college campus eating disorders prevention and treatment program at Villanova University Counseling Center. Experienced in crisis intervention and major mental illness, Dr. Shralow completed her doctoral internship at Napa State Hospital, CA, and has served as Mental Health Delegate for Montgomery County, PA. Her current clinical and scholarly interests include relational psychodynamic therapy and supervision, professional ethics, mindfulness and psychotherapy, and women’s issues. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and of several professional organizations including APA, APA Division 39, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, and the Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology