KATHERINE MARIE LEONARD, Ph.D., ATR-BC
Psychologist and Art Therapist
Suite 204 Portland,
TEL: (503) 292-9873
FAX: (503) 297-4853
1991-1992: Resident in Medical Psychology. Northwest
Pain Center. Portland, Oregon. Provided psychological assessment,
individual and group psychotherapy, stress management and biofeedback
training for chronic pain and head trauma patients. Supervisors: David
Gostnell, Ph.D. and Sharon Labs, Ph.D.
1990-1992: Post-doctoral courses at
Pacific University - School of Professional Psychology, Forest Grove,
Oregon. Physiological Psychology, Cognition, History & Systems.
Marylhurst College: Human Sexuality.
1990: Ph.D. in
Counseling Psychology at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Dissertation: “Women's experience of surviving invasive cervical
cancer”. Advisor: Ronna F. Jevne, Ph.D.
1984-1985: Pre-doctoral Internship in
Psychology at W.W.Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta Supervisor:
Ronna F. Jevne, Ph.D.
1979: Master of Arts in Counseling
Psychology at University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.
Thesis: "A systematic approach to case study presentation in art
therapy". Advisor: Dr. R. Vance Peavey.
1967: Bachelor of Arts in Letters and
Science (Design) University of California, Berkeley,
1992 - Now: Psychologist and Family
Therapist in private practice: Provide assessment and treatment for
adjustment to cancer and other chronic and life threatening illnesses,
for individual adult anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders, for
psychosocial aspects of chronic pain and stress management and for
marital and family conflict resolution. On Medical Staff of Legacy
Portland Hospitals (Good Samaritan and Emanuel): Provide consultation
and psychological services in the Comprehensive Cancer Program. for
cancer patients and their families. Also on Allied Professional Staff
for Legacy Meridian Park Hospital. Cancer Rehabilitation Dept.
Manager: Sue Frymark, RN.
1990-Now: Instructor. Marylhurst
College, Marylhurst, Oregon. Art Therapy Masters Program. Teach core
courses, such as art therapy with children, art therapy with adults,
and family art therapy. Director: Christine Turner, M.A., ATR.
1990-1991: Family Therapist.
Metropolitan Family Services, Portland, Oregon. Provided individual,
couple and family therapy in both Portland and Hillsboro offices on a
contract basis. Director: Robert Johnson, LCSW.
1986-1990: Psychologist. Cross Cancer
Institute, Department of Psychology, Edmonton, Alberta. Provided
psychosocial assessment and treatment, stress management and relaxation
skills training for cancer patients and their families; taught workshops
on psychosocial care of cancer patients, on bereavement, and on stress
management for staff; conducted research in the area of recovery from
cancer; supervised psychology interns. Department Director: Dr. Susan
1986-1988: Family Therapist and
Instructor. Family Service Association of Edmonton, Alberta. Provided
individual, couple and family therapy on a contract basis; taught
Divorce Adjustment Course. Clinical Supervisor: John Lewis, C.A.S.W.
1976-1983: Family Therapist and
Coordinator of Family Counseling Program. Pacific Centre for Human
Development, Victoria, British Columbia. Provided administrative
supervision to family counselors and direct services to families and
consultation to other social agencies. Director: M. Margaret Peters.
1980-1983: Psychologist in part-time
private practice in Victoria, British Columbia. Provided individual,
marital and separation counseling; led workshops on art therapy,
communications, and divorce adjustment.
1979-1983: Instructor in Adult Education,
Camosun Community College, Victoria, British Columbia. Taught courses
on stress management and responsible assertive behavior. Community
Education Coordinator: Christine Oulton-Smith.
1976-1979: Supervisor, Educational
Testing Service Centre, at University of Victoria. Supervised the
administration of admissions testing for undergraduate and graduate
1973-1976: Various student and contract
positions including: assistant art therapist at Victoria Mental Health
Centre, at Courtenay Mental Health Centre and St. Joseph's Hospital in
Comox; facilitator for an inmates group at Vancouver Island Regional
Correctional Centre; graduate teaching and research assistant at
University of Victoria.
1970-1973: Intake worker and office
manager at Clallam County Center for Mental Health and Development
Disabilities, Port Angeles, Washington. Provided initial intake,
administered tests, managed secretarial and bookkeeping tasks and
supervised clerical staff.
American Art Therapy
Association, Credentialed Professional Member.
American Association of
Marriage and Family Therapy, Clininical Member.
American Society of Clinical
Hypnosis, Full Member,Certified Consult/Trainer.
Association, Full Member, Secretary of Board 1994-6.
WORKSHOP AND PRESENTATIONS
Qualitative Health Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: presented
research paper on "Women's experience of surviving invasive cervical
Oct. 1990: John E. Stanwood Cancer
Rehabilitation Conference, Portland, Oregon: presented research paper on
"Women's experience of surviving invasive cervical cancer".
June 1990: Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland: presented a lecture on family issues
to patients and family members in Brain Tumor Support Group.
Fall 1989: Alberta Cancer Board Annual
Research Meeting, Kananaskis, Alberta: presented my research on "Women's
experience of surviving invasive cervical cancer". Cross Cancer
Institute, public lecture series: presented a lecture on the impact of
cancer on family life. University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine:
presented lecture on psychosocial issues in oncology - family
considerations to third year medical students.
April 1989: Canadian Association of
Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: presented research paper on
"women's experience of surviving invasive cervical cancer". Cross Cancer
Institute published a patient handbook titled "Learning to Relax",
written by myself and Dr. Ronna Jevne.
Fall 1988: Our Lady of the Rosary
Hospital, Castor, Alberta: co-presented one day workshop on stress
management and patient management for nurses working with cancer
patients and palliative care patients in rural hospitals.
1985-1988: Cross Cancer Institute,
Edmonton Home Care Program, Edmonton Palliative Care Volunteers,
CanSurmount: taught workshops on coping with the stress of cancer; on
cancer and the family, and on self-care for caregivers.
1984-1989: Alberta Vocational Centre,
Health Careers Department: taught workshops on death and grief for
nursing aide students; supervised psychology interns in teaching
workshop; presented similar workshops to staffs of extended care
facilities in Edmonton and Leduc.
Fall 1982: University of Victoria
Knowledge Network: assisted in development and jointly taught a
television course in basic counseling skills.
1981-1982: Divorce Lifeline: public
lectures on assertiveness, mediation and readiness for new
relationships; Downtown Business Women's education series on self
assertiveness; James Bay Community Project on co-parenting.
May 1981: National Childcare Conference
in Victoria: presented my work with military families.
1979-1981: British Columbia Art Therapy
Association: founding member, 1980 Fall Conference chairperson,
presenter and moderator of panels at 1980 and 1981 conferences.
1976-1978: Northeast Regional Conference
of the Association of Humanistic Psychology: Presented workshops in art
1. Cancer and other life threatening illness: I have
worked with cancer patients and their families for ten years. I provide
psychological assessment and treatment to patients who are newly
diagnosed, in treatment, in recovery, and facing recurrence and terminal
2. Individual adult psychotherapy: I work with
adults of all ages, who are exploring past trauma, dealing with anxiety,
depression and bereavement, and facing life transitions such as career
change and aging. I am trained in clinical hypnotherapy and in art
3. Marital and Family therapy: I have worked as a
marriage and family therapist for 18 years in Canada and Oregon. I work
with all ages of children and adults in families and with a wide range of
issues including parenting, conflict resolution, and divorce.
4. Chronic pain and stress management: As a medical
psychology resident at the Northwest Pain Center (1991-1992), I gained
experience in assessing and managing chronic pain patients and in
assessing the family dynamics that maintain pain behavior. I taught
stress management and biofeedback.