Gregory Leskin, Ph.D.

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Gregory Leskin, Ph.D.

Director, NCTSN Military and Veteran Families; UCLA National Center for Child Trauma

Dr. Gregory Leskin is licensed clinical psychologist and serves as Director for Military and Veteran Families Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Duke University’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. In this capacity, Dr. Leskin directs the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Military and Veteran Families Program to provide education, training, and resources on military culture, screening, assessment, and evidence-based interventions to the military, the VA, and community-based behavioral health providers throughout the United States. Dr. Leskin is the principle program developer and Director for the NCTSN/DoD Academy on Child Trauma, an online training and social media platform developed to train DoD Family Advocacy Program staff clinical skills related to child trauma and behavioral health prevention for military families and children.

Previously, Dr. Leskin has worked as a Clinical Researcher and Director of Clinical Training at the National Center for PTSD, Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD at the Boston VA Medical Center. He has contributed to multiple national, state, and local initiatives to support service members, veterans, and their families, including the U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Leskin has written, consulted, and lectured extensively on a number of clinical topics, including assessment and treatment for combat-related PTSD, impact of deployment on families and children, and promoting psychological resilience.

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