Elizabeth Leight, PhD, Board Member
Elizabeth Leight has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Education and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Elizabeth has also trained at IPTAR (Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research) in NYC.
For the past two decades Elizabeth has actively worked and volunteered in communities, schools, hospitals, nonprofits, and has a private practice. The focus of Elizabeth’s work is on strengthening relationships. Parenting, attachment issues, grief and loss, supporting teachers in their classrooms, athletes, and women’s issues particularly surrounding issues of identity and balancing work and family are the focus of Elizabeth’s work.
In Miami and New York City Elizabeth focuses on educating community stakeholders, from the primary school level through the graduate level on how to best build bridges within communities, schools, and families to help address the complex issues facing educators, children, youth, and families today.
In Miami, Elizabeth is on the following boards: Breakthrough Miami and the Advisory council for United Way. In New York City she is on the board of The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she founded, implemented and chairs its school-wide faculty-student mentorship program. At the University of Rochester Elizabeth serves on the Arts, Science & Engineering National Council and on the board of the Center for the Revitalization of Urban Education.
Elizabeth has a private practice in Miami in addition to her work in the nonprofit realm.