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Leslee Brown

Leslee Brown

Department Faculty
  • Served as International Lead Faculty

    Fullbright Program Advisor
    Assistant Professor
    Applied Clinical Psychology Westwood/ Irvine

  • The Chicago School Los Angeles
    The Chicago School Westwood
Department
Applied Clinical Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
lbrown@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Leslee Brown has served as an International Lead Faculty, is the Southern California Fullbright Advisor, and a professor at The Chicago School in The Applied Clinical Psychology Department. Dr. Brown started the Study Abroad program in Southern California. She leads 4-5 Study abroad courses per year. International psychology and developing “Psychologists with out borders” has become her focus. She has been in private practice for over twenty years, has been a research psychologist for The Neurologic Institute and has served on faculty at UCLA Medical School teaching psychology and rapport building techniques to medical students. Dr. Brown has studied, worked and lived abroad, speaks three languages, and brings a creative international and multi cultural approach to her teaching. Her vision is to make learning exciting and inspire her students through connecting psychology with art, literature, history, politics, pop culture, film, and her clinical experiences. Dr. Browns approach to teaching is to inspire discussions in an organic natural flow incorporating the materials of learning into the discussions. Her research expertise is in phenomenological and heuristic research. She regularly attends, presents and lectures at conferences and institutions abroad. Dr. Brown emphasizes publishing, conference presentations and community and global involvement both personally, professionally and for her students.

Education
  • BS Political Science, University of Southern California
  • MA Psychology, La Jolla University
  • PhD Psychology, The Union Institute
Licensure(s)
  • Certificate Tavistock Clinic, London: Work Discussion
  • Certificate Thanyapura Mind and Body Center, Phuket, Thailand: Yoga and Meditation for Clinicians
  • Certificate, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Espana: Language and cultures of Spain
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Brown, L. (2010, August) Carl Jung and The Red Book Presented at Colloquium TCS 
  • Brown, L. (2011) Phenomenological Approaches To Psychiatry, Psychology and Clinical Neuroscience. Graz, Austria  
  • Brown, L. (2011) Work/Life Balance [PowerPoint Slides] Presented at the MCIC Conference  
  • Brown, L. (2012) International Study Abroad [PowerPoint Slides] Presented at the MCIC Conference  
  • Brown, L. (May 2012) Passion and Pitfalls in Qualitative Research: Challenges in Teaching, Advising, and Application [PowerPoint Slides] Presented at the Eighth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. 
  • Brown, L. (2012, September) FUTUR DE LA PSYCHOTHÉRAPIE Presented at the Symposium SFU-Paris Sous le Haut Patronage de l’Ambassade d'AutricheLE, Paris, France
  • Brown,L. The Passions and Power of Teaching and Learning Cultural Diversity Through Graduate Study Abroad Programs. World Academy of Science and Technology Issue 73.2013. Zurich, Switzerland

  • La Cava, S., Merlis, S, Gonzalez-Morkos, B, & Brown, L.  “Siblings of Pediatric Cancer Patients:  A Phenomenological Approach.”  Poster Presentation at the 2012 Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) Convention – Culver City, CA

Community Involvement

  • Program Liaison fund raising, speaker: Miracle Corners of The World, Irvine, CA

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.

A. My philosophy is to make learning exciting and inspire students through connecting psychology with art, literature, history, politics, pop culture, film and her clinical experiences. My approach to teaching is to inspire discussions in an organic natural flow incorporating the materials of learning into the discussions. 

Q: Please describe your philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.

A. I am psychodynamically and psychoanalytically oriented. As a supervisor once told me, I am psychodynamic “in the here and now”. 

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology? 

A. I met a woman who was a psychologist and mentor who inspired me. 

Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology? 

A: Get involved; make good connections with fellow students who are your colleagues. Be flexible, enter into your own personal therapy and stay on track with dissertation. Find a good healthy work / life balance