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Tiffany de León, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Couple and Family Therapy 
  • Trauma informed couples therapy
  • Multicultural adjustments 
  • Deprsssion and Anxiety
  • Underserved populations 
  • Self of the therapist develpment 
  • Solution Focused Therapy 

Education:

  • ​PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dissertation:

  • ​From Horse Walk to Therapy Talk: Exploring the Effects of Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework on Self of the Therapist Development of MFT Student Therapists

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Self of the Therapist Development 
  • Experiential Therapy and Learning 
  • Post Modern Supervison Practices 
  • Social Justice in Family Therapy 

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer Associate – Cornell University 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (North Carolina) 
  • Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Florida) 
  • Equine Assisted Family Therapist – Nova Southeastern University

Select Publications:

  • ​de Leon, T. (2019). From Horse Walk to Therapy Talk: Exploring the Effects of Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework on Self of the Therapist Development of MFT Student Therapists. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSU Works, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Family Therapy. (52) https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_dft_etd/52.
  • de Leon, T. (2019). An Engaging and Inclusive Approach to Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice: A Review. The Qualitative Report, 24(1), 156-157. Retrieved from: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss1/12

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Adjunct Professor, Department of Psycholoy, Johnson & Wales University 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Member 
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – Clinical Fellow
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy TEAM, Member
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America's Action Center, Member
  • Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Unity Program for Change, Member