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