Leslie R. Brody, Ph.D., Lab Director.
Leslie Brody is Professor of Psychology at Boston University.  She received her PhD from Harvard University in 1977,  and joined the faculty at BU in 1978.
Since then she has been teaching undegraduate and graduate courses in abnormal psychology, family processes, psychotherapy, as well as in child and family psychological assessment. She served as Director of the Boston University Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program from 1991 - 1996, and was the Marion Cabot Putnam Fellow at the Radcliffe Bunting Institute from 1994-1995. Her research interests include the origins of gender differences in emotional expression, particularly family and cultural patterns of emotion socialization which differ by gender; gender and ethnic differences in coping; and using autobiographical narratives to facilitate change in therapy. She has published numerous research papers and theoretical reviews about these issues, as well as a book, Gender, Emotion, and the Family (1999, Harvard University Press). Her clinical work includes individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults with developmental, cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders as well as clinical supervision of Boston University graduate students.
Email: lesbro AT bu DOT edu Office Phone (617) 353-3544 - Fax Phone (617) 353-6933

  Sannisha Dale, Ed.M.
Sannisha is a student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Boston University. She completed a master's in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include the psychology of individuals who undergo traumatic expereinces, the strategies and methods they employ to cope with or overcome adversity and effective therapeutic interventions. Clinically, Sannisha has experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault survivors, and adolescents with various clinical disorders.
Email: skdale AT bu DOT edu

Sarah Darghouth, M.A.
Sarah is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Boston University. Prior to coming to BU, she received an M.Sc. in Social and Transcultural Psychiatry from McGill University. Her research interests have included the role of imaginary audiences in narrative writing, and sociocultural influences on mental health and mental illness among populations from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has gained clinical experience at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, McLean Hospital and the Two Brattle Center, working with a variety of clinical presentations and mental disorders.
Email: sdarg AT bu DOT edu

Gwendolyn Kelso, Ed.M.
Gwendolyn has a master's in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard University School of Education, and is currently in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Boston University. Her research interests are in the emotional, cognitive, and social development in close relationships across the lifespan and in how these aspects of development in relationships contribute to identity, meaning, and membership in the larger social world. Clinically, Gwendolyn has experience working with adults with psychotic and borderline disorders and is interested in pursuing clinical experience with children and adolescents.

gkelso AT bu DOT edu 

  Maria Steenkamp, M.A.
Maria is a student in the Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. program at Boston University. She did her Masters in Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa before joining BU. Her main interest area is trauma, and much of her research experience has focused on adjustment to trauma and on trauma-related disorders. Her clinical work has involved working with patients with anxiety disorders at CARD, seeing veterans with combat-related PTSD at the National Center for PTSD, and doing CBT with schizophrenia patients at MGH.
Email: msteen AT bu DOT edu 

Valerie Wilson, M.A.
Valerie is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Boston University. Her research interests focus on psychotherapy process and outcome, including the influence of personality factors such as attachment style on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Valerie's clinical interests include the integration of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic approaches in the provision of individual and group psychotherapy to adults with a range of diagnoses and presenting problems.

Email: valeriew AT bu DOT edu