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LESLIE J KILEY-SMITH
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Berkeley Therapy Institute
1749 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94709
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Education and Experience
California Institute of Integral Studies
Candidate, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology), 2015.
Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: Psychology/Psychophysiology), 1984.
Associate degree: Nursing, 1982.
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* Training in: Individual & Group (Mileu), Psychodynamic, Existential-Humanistic, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing.
* 45 years as a Registered Nurse (Australia, Great Britain, USA) including UCSF, Catholic Charities HIV/AIDS Case Manager, Bay Area Research & Addiction Treatment, California Transplant Donor Network (US Certified Transplant Coordinator) caring for people with catastrophic head injury.
*Berkeley Therapy Institute 2018-20, Pre-Doctoral Internship.
Responsible for eclectic individual therapy under a private practice model. Interests include: Questions related to Trauma, affect disturbance, substance use, compulsions, gender-sexualities, and relational challenges; as they influence how we construct our perception of the world & reality in which we live. His psychoanalytic-spiritual approach is a whole person practice.
* Bay Area Addiction & Treatment (Market St. SF). Substance Abuse Counselor.
* Ohlhoff Recovery Programs 2015-6
Responsible for individual and group process therapy, psychoeducation groups with 8-16 men, and longer-term individual therapy with men aged 18-70, in a 12-step social model abstinence residential substance recovery house. Previous relational psychoanalytic training, along with new fluid CBT/ACT practices, dual-diagnosis case formulations, and didactic presentations, focused on attachment, trauma, faulty thinking, cognitive distortions, assumptions, painful feelings, and connection to community. Many men experienced hypo-manic and psychotic substance use events with repetitive drug and sex obsessions/compulsions, negative transference, dysregulated anxiety, panic, depression, existential issues, and personality disorders. Additionally, I provided weekly individual brief-therapy for culturally diverse (Filipino, Chinese, Latino, Mexican, black, white) male and female Lincoln High School youth, aged 13-18. Many adolescents lived with co-existing sexual identity, transgenerational, immigration, and trauma experiences.
*Psychological Services Center
Responsible for relationally oriented psychodynamic therapy in private practice model with a diverse low to middle income population with grief, loss, anxiety, depression, autism, and personality disorders.
*PsyD Teaching Assistant Skills: Cognitive and Intelligence Testing I corrected & graded standard scores, intelligence test development, practice administering, scoring, interpretation, with special attention to current versions of WISC and WAIS.
UCSF Administrative Nurse (HIV/AIDS Clinics)
*Seminarian, United States Ridhwan International Next Generation Seminary 2009-2014 The Diamond Heart Approach to Self-Realization. A path of spiritual inquiry into self-remembering and super-ego disengagement through life, and living, as a daily practice.
*Volunteer, San Francisco Child Abuse and Prevention Completed 52hr volunteer orientation for the “Talk Line.” Emphasis: crisis intervention in child development and family dynamics. Orientation included: dynamics of child abuse, intervention techniques, cultural awareness, parents with special needs (addiction, co-dependence, separated/divorced, single and step-parents, foster & relative caretakers); child-focused concerns: sexual abuse, incest dynamics, high risk (suicide, hurt child).
California Institute of Integral Studies
Date Degree Received (Year)
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Alameda County Psychological Association
4200 Park Blvd., #200
Oakland, CA 94602