Jessica Leith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT approved supervisor in WA State. She earned her BS in Psychology from Michigan State University and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. Jessica has 15 years of experience working with vulnerable populations in the community mental health field, including families, couples, adults, children, and adolescents. In addition to teaching at Antioch, Jessica has a small private practice and provides supervision, training, and consultation services to agencies and individuals.
Jessica’s primary area of focus is working with children and families with disruptive behaviors and is the co-developer of an evidence informed treatment for this population (STAY). She is trained in a number of interventions that are empirically supported to work with children’s mental health including Triple P, CBT+, CETA, and Parent Management Training. Jessica has participated in numerous research articles on implementing evidence based treatments in community organizations and her own research interests include the cultural responsiveness of EBT’s and accommodating these to local populations and their context. She was recently published as a contributor to a recent book on Global Mental Health regarding adapting EBPs in global contexts.
Her love of travel and learning about different cultures throughout the world have integrated with her clinical work as she received her certificate in Global Health Policy from the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health in 2016. She has worked, trained, and supervised in global contexts such as Cambodia, co-leading the most recent international exchange trip for AUS students there in 2019. Jessica lives in Seattle with her husband and two young daughters.