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Jessica Leith

Antioch University Seattle

Jessica Leith, MS, LMFT, is a Teaching Faculty member in the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Antioch University Seattle. She joined the faculty at Antioch in 2016. Jessica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Washington State and has been a practicing clinician since 2007. Jessica works with youth, families, and individuals in her private practice in Seattle, WA who are experiencing challenges with (co)parenting, distress tolerance, conflict resolution, and navigating complex relationship dynamics.

Jessica worked with the Evidence-Based Practice Institute at the University of Washington to develop and facilitate trainings to child-serving public behavioral health organizations in Washington State until 2018 and continues to partner with them on increasing accessibility and sustainability of system-wide training initiatives. Jessica is a co-developer of STAY Training, LLC, a family therapy model for adolescents experiencing disruptive behaviors, and works with several statewide systems to enhance skills for working with families.

Her research interests include examining the cultural responsiveness of evidence-based treatments, including global implementation of westernized practices. She has a certificate in Global Mental Health Policy from the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health.

Educational History

  • BS, Psychology, Michigan State University
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University

Leith, J.; Bishop, A.; Walker, S.C.; Lau Johnson, W.F. (2021), Therapist characteristics and perceived cultural responsiveness of empirically supported treatments. Pending submission

Walker, S.C.; Sedlar, G.E.; Berliner, L.; Rodriguez, F.I.; Davis, P; Johnson, S.; Leith, J. (2019). Advancing the state-level tracking of evidence-based practices: a case study, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 13(25). 

Dorsey, S., Lucid, L., Leith, J., Eise, L. M., Amanya, C., & Dong, L. X. (2019). Psychotherapy adaptation for children and adolescents. In D. J. Stein, J. K. Bass, & S. G. Hofmann (Eds.), Global mental health and psychotherapy: Adapting psychotherapy for low- and middle-income countries (pp. 279–300). Elsevier Academic Press.

Kerns, S.E.; Levin, C.; Leith, J.; Carey, C.; Uomoto, A. (2018). Applying an implementation framework to the economic evaluation of costs for evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents, Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. 

Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Member, Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Member, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Jessica Leith

Teaching Faculty,

Couple and Family Therapy

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