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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

January, 2019

 

Beth Leedham, Ph.D.

16055 Ventura Boulevard #1110

Encino, CA 91436

(818) 254-5554

California License #PSY 15656

 

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Private Practice in Clinical Psychology and Relationship & Sex Therapy, Encino, California

Past President (2017), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)

Board of Directors, LACPA, 2007-2018

Board of Directors (2012-2103), California Psychological Association

Founder and Facilitator, Sexuality and Sex Therapy Special Interest Group, LACPA

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Psychotherapists for Sexual Diversity

Clinical Associate Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California

Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Psychologist

Advisory Board, Ventura County Brain Injury Association

Member, California Psychological Association

Member, American Psychological Association

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

Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex 

 

Education

 

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

2012        Sex Therapist Certification, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and

                Therapists (AASECT)

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

1998        Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control, UCLA Cancer Center

1997        Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Adult Health and Behavior, 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, Minor Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Barnard College

 

Selected Other Relevant Experience

 

2011-2013                    Associate Member, Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center

2004-2006                    Clinical Supervisor, NEAS West (formerly Robert T. Dorris & Associates)

1994-1996                    Psychological Consultation, Organ Transplant Services, UCLA Medical Center. 

1994-1995                    Psychological Consultation, UCLA Breast Center

 

Awards and Honors

 

1998-2000  National Cancer Institute/NIH Small Grant Recipient

1993-94      Predoctoral Fellow, American Cancer Society

1992            Outstanding 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

 

2010-2011  Assistant Professor, Chicago School for Professional Psychology, LA Campus

2006-2011  Clinical Supervisor, University of Southern California    

1996-1999  Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California

 

Selected Clinical Presentations

 

Leedham, B. (2018, May). Open Relationships: Can They Work? Workshop presented to the Couple Therapy Special Interest Group, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

 

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, November). Women’s Sexual Health Across the Lifespan. Lecture presented at the 12th Annual Southern California Women’s Health Conference. Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, CA.

 

Leedham, B. (2012, May). Sexuality and Intimacy After Treatment. Lecture presented at Survivor Education Day, UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, Los Angeles, CA.  

 

Leedham, B. (2012, April). Reclaiming Sexuality and Intimacy After Cancer. Lecture presented to physicians and staff of Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 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. (2011, October). 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, October). Sexuality and Medical Illness: A Clinical Approach. Seminar presented at the 21st Los Angeles County Psychological Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles.  

 

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. (2014, May/June). Thirteen Rules for Novice Clinicians. Los Angeles Psychologist, 28 (3), 14.

 

Leedham, B. (2011, July/August). Renegotiating Sexuality During Long-Term Chronic Illness: A Case Study. Los Angeles Psychologist, 25 (3), 10-13.

 

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

 

Leedham, B. (Guest Editor) (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.

 

Selected Research Presentations

 

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.

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1996). Family communication predicts later adjustment in children of cancer patients. Poster presented at the eighth annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco.

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1994). Responses to parental cancer. Poster presented at the American Cancer Society 10th Annual Conference for Postdoctoral and Predoctoral Fellows, Riverside, CA.

 

Leedham, B., Meyerowitz, B., Muirhead, J., & Frist, W.H. (1993). Optimism predicts adherence and health in heart transplant recipients.  Poster presented at the fourteenth annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco (recipient, Editor's Citation).

 

Leedham, B., & Meyerowitz, B.E. (1993). Chronic illness in the context of people's lives;  Converging evidence from diverse populations. Paper presented at the 101st annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

 

Muirhead, J., Meyerowitz, B.E., Leedham, B., Eastburn, T.E., Merill, W.H., & Frist, W.H. (1992). Quality of life and coping in patients awaiting heart transplantation. Presented at the Eleventh Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, Paris, France (recipient, Nursing Research Award).

 

Leedham, B., Meyerowitz, B., Muirhead, J., & Frist, W.H. (1992). Optimism and adjustment to heart transplantation.  Paper presented at the second annual Leibovitz Clinical Psychology Research Meeting, University of Southern California.

 

Leedham, B., Meyerowitz, B., Muirhead, J., & Frist, W.H. (1991). Medical adherence in heart transplant patients: Optimism as a predictor. Poster presented at the third annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.