Curriculum Vitae

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Beth Leedham, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Boulevard #1110, Encino, CA 91436

30423 Canwood St. #129, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

(818) 254-5554

California License #PSY 15656

 

Education


2015          Completed Levels I and II Clinical Training,
                    Gottman Method Couples Therapy

2012          Certified in Sex Therapy, American Association of Sex Educators,
                    Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

2010          Certificate in Human Sexuality, Couple and Sex Therapy Program, UCLA

1998          Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control Research,

                   UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

1997          Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Adult Health and Behavior,

                   Department of Psychiatry, UCLA Medical Center

1996          Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Southern California

1995          Clinical Internship, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

1993          M.A., Psychology, University of Southern California

1988          A.B., English, Summa Cum Laude, Barnard College

 

Current Professional Activities and Affiliations


Private Practice in General Psychology, Couple and Sex therapy, Encino, California

Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

Board of Directors, California Psychological Association

Board of Directors, President-Elect, Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Psychologist

Advisory Board, Ventura County Brain Injury Association

Member, Los Angeles County Psychological Association

Member, California Psychological Association

Member, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex



Selected Relevant Clinical Experience


1996-2010    Private Practice in Clinical Psychology

2008             Certified in Clinical Hypnosis

2004-2006    Clinical Supervisor, NEAS West

1994-1996    Heart/Lung and LiverTransplant services, UCLA  

1995              Psychological Consultation, UCLA Breast Center. 
                       Supervisors: David K. Wellisch, Ph.D., & Susan Love, M.D.

 

Awards and Honors


1998-2000    National Cancer Institute/NIH Small Grant Recipient

1993-94         Predoctoral Fellow, American Cancer Society

1992               Outstanding Departmental Teaching Assistant Award
                         University of Southern California

1990-93         All University Merit Scholarship, University of Southern California

1988               Summa Cum Laude, Honors in English, Barnard College

1988               W. Cabell Greet Prize for Excellence in English, Barnard College

1987               Phi Beta Kappa

1986-88         Centennial Scholarship, Barnard College

 

Selected Teaching Experience


2010                  Assistant Professor, Chicago School for Professional Psychology
            Los Angeles Campus

2006-present    Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Psychology Program, USC        

1996-1999         Adjunct Professor, USC


Selected Invited Lectures, Presentations, and Articles
 
Leedham, B. (2013, October).  Pornstars, Perverts, and Polyamory: Lessons on Psychotherapy from the Erotic Frontier.  Workshop presented at the Annual Convention of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.


Leedham, B. (2012, May).  Sexuality and Intimacy After Treatment.  Lecture presented to the public at Survivor Education Day, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.


Leedham, B. (2012, April).  Reclaiming Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer.  Lecture presented to the medical staff of St. Joseph's Hospital, Burbank, CA.


Leedham, B. (2012, February).  Couples, Sex, and Culture: A Sex Therapist Talks from Experience.  Lecture presented to the Iranian Psychological Association of America meeting, West Los Angeles, CA.


Leedham, B. (2011, September).  Negotiating Sexuality after Chronic Illness.  Lecture presented to the Health Psychology Committee of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Culver City, CA.


Leedham, B. (October, 2011).  A Campaign to Recover Sexuality After Illness and Injury.  Lecture presented to the Holy Cross Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Departments of Social Work, Burbank, CA.


Leedham, B. (2011, March).  Intersex conditions and sexual genetic variations: A primer.  Lecture presented at the LGBTQ Special Interest Group of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Encino, CA.

Leedham, B. (2011, February).  Intimacy, sexuality, and cancer.  Workshop presented at the Cancer Support Community -- Benjamin Center (formerly the Wellness Community), Los Angeles, CA.

Leedham, B. (2011, February).  Sexuality and sensuality at midlife and beyond.  Lecture presented at Hadassah of San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2011, January).  Reclaiming sexuality: A roadmap for cancer survivors and partners.  Lecture presented for the "Insights Into Cancer Series," Simms-Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2010, March).  Alternate sexuality: A therapist's guide.  CE seminar presented at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Brown Bag Series, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2010, April).  Treating sexual problems in medically ill patients.  CE seminar presented at the Southern California networking meeting of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2009, March).  Internet affairs.  Lecture presented to the Couple Therapy Special Interest Group of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2008).  Stress, mind, and spirit.  Lecture presented at Hadassah of Southern California conference "Stress and the City," Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2008, November).  Live supervision of a psychotherapy case from four theoretical perspectives." 

Invited presentation at the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Continuing Education Series, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2008).  Defusing anger in the workplace.  Presented at Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2002, March).  Leading your family out of conflict.  Presented at the Pressman Academy, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (1999, June).  Breast cancer: Preparing for survivorship.  Presented at the UCLA School of Public Health, August, 1999.

 

Leedham, B. (1998, July).  Sexuality, body image, and breast cancer.  Presented at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (1998, April).  From bad news to good adjustment: Lessons from chronically ill patients and their families.  UCLA Department of Psychology Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Seminar, 1998.

 

Leedham, B. (1997, February).  Sexual functioning after breast cancer.  Presented at the Westlake After Breast Cancer Support Group, Westlake, CA.

 

Selected Publications



Leedham, B. (2015, Summer).  Understanding cross-dressing.  Los Angeles Psychologist, 29 (3), 12-13.


Leedham, B. (2010, January/February).  Problematic internet sexual behavior.  Los Angeles Psychologist, 24 (1), 10-11. 

 

Leedham, B. (Ed.). (2010).  The sex issue.  Los Angeles Psychologist, 24 (1).

 

Rowland, J.H., Meyerowitz, B.E., Crespi, C.M., Leedham, B., Desmond, K., Belin, T.R., & Ganz, P. (2009).  Addressing intimacy and partner communication after breast cancer: A randomized controlled group Intervention.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 118, 99-111.

 

Stanton, A.L., Ganz, P.A., Kwan, L., Meyerowitz, B.E., Bower, J.E., Krupnick, J.L., Rowland, J.H., Leedham, B., and Belin, T.R. (2005).  Outcomes from the Moving Beyond Cancer psychoeducational, randomized, controlled trial with breast cancer patients.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 23, 6009-6018.

 

Ganz, P.A., Desmond, K.A., Leedham, B., Rowland, J.H., Meyerowitz, B.E., & Belin, T. R. (2002).  Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: A follow-up study.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94, 39-49.

 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Formenti, S.C., Ell, K., & Leedham, B. (2000).  Depression among Latina cervical cancer patients.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 19, 352-371.

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B. (2000).  Loss, adjustment, and growth after cancer: Lessons from patients' children.  In Harvey, J.H., & Miller, E.D. (eds.), Loss and Trauma.  Routledge, 166-182.

 

Leedham, B., & Ganz, P.A. (1999).  Psychosocial outcomes and quality of life in breast cancer survivors.  Cancer Investigation, 17, 342-348.

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1999).  Responses to parental cancer: A clinical perspective.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 6, 441-461.

 

Meyerowitz, B.E., Richardson, J., Hudson, S., & Leedham, B. (1998).  Ethnicity and Cancer Outcomes: Behavioral and Psychosocial Considerations.  Psychological Bulletin, 123, 47-70.

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B (1995). The mind and breast cancer risk.  In Stoll, B.A. (ed.), Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women.  Springer,223-230.

 

Formenti, S.C., Meyerowitz, B.E., Ell, K., Muderspach, L., Groshen, S., Leedham, B., Klement, V., & Morrow, P.C. (1995).  Inadequate adherence to radiotherapy in Latina immigrants with carcinoma of the cervix: Potential impact on disease free survival.  Cancer, 75, 1135-1140.

 

Leedham, B., Meyerowitz, B.E., Muirhead, J., & Frist, W.H. (1995).  Positive expectations predict health after heart transplantation.  Health Psychology, 14, 74-79.

 

Muirhead, J., Meyerowitz, J., Leedham, B., Eastburn, T.E., Merrill, W.H., & Frist, W.H. (1992).  Quality of life and coping in patients awaiting heart transplantation.  Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 11, 265-267.

 

Conference Presentations


Leedham, B. (2009).  Sexuality and Medical Illness: A Clinical Approach.  Seminar presented at the 21st Los Angeles County Psychological Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles. 

 

Leedham, B., Meyerowitz, B.E., Rowland, J., Belin, T., Desmond, K., & Ganz, P.A. (1999).  Brief group treatment to enhance sexuality and intimacy among breast cancer survivors.  Poster presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Diego.

 

Leedham, B., Ganz, P.A., Rowland, J., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1999).  Psychological well-being among long-term breast cancer survivors.  Poster presented at the Cancer Survivorship: Research Challenges and Opportunities for the New Millenium workshop, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

 

Leedham, B., Ganz, P.A., Rowland, J., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1998).  The lingering sequelae of breast cancer: In-depth interviews with long-term survivors.  Poster presented at the Research Issues in Cancer Survivorship meeting, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.