Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas
Treatment of Sexual Abuse Trauma
Dr. Leili, PAU Clinical Supervisor, began her career as an elementary school teacher with a masters' degree in special education. She transitioned into the field of mental health in the mid 1970's working in a community mental health center. Dr. Leili received her doctorate from Fordham University in New York in 1993, having completed an internship in the adolescent inpatient unit of Yale University Hospital. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Leili was the clinical director of the children's program at a mental health center in New Hampshire. She moved to California in 1999 where she was director of training for EMQ, a large community mental health center focused on services to children and adolescents. Dr. Leili's expertise is in the area of the treament of sexual abuse trauma and she has taught and spoken on this topic throughout the Bay area. Dr. Leili has been affiliated with the Palo Alto University since 2005.