Jil Leverone

Assistant Clinical Professor

CB 42
612-330-1538
leverone@augsburg.edu

Biography:

Dr. Leverone was an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University from 2009 until its closing in 2019. She has continued to teach at St. Mary’s University of MN in Minneapolis as an adjunct full professor since 1987. In addition, Dr. Leverone maintains a private practice with a specialization in integrative health and trauma utilizing mindfulness and EMDR. She has been licensed by the Board of Psychology since 1986.  Dr. Leverone continues to provide training throughout the Twin Cities area focusing on a variety of topics including children and trauma, mindfulness and psychotherapy, adoption, and LGBTQ+ issues.  She has served on the boards for Minnesota Women in Psychology and the Midwest Meditation and Psychotherapy Institute.  She has most recently served as a member of the MN Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee until 2019.

Education:

Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1985

MAEd from the University of Cincinnati

BA from Miami University

Research Interests:

Content Areas:  Trauma: sexual abuse and assault; physical and domestic abuse; poor attachment; effects and treatment; assessment and treatment of multicultural populations; spirituality and psychotherapy – mindfulness, mind/body, integration of spirituality into psychotherapy; chemical dependency: diagnostic and treatment considerations within a psychotherapeutic framework; secondary trauma: vicarious retraumatization, burnout, self care.

Research Methodology: Varied

Population(s):  Children, adolescents and families, adults. LGBT, trauma survivors

Professional Contributions:

Presentation at the Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, (2019): Pitfalls, traps, and slippery slopes: When good enough intentions are not enough in the complicated terrain of psychology and ethics.

Presented at the Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, (2017): Yes, no, maybe: Ethical decision making in the gray zone.

Presentation at Spirituality and Mental Health, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Eagan, MN, (2015): Mindfulness and lovingkindness as part of Buddhist practice.

First Friday Forum, MN Psychological Association, St. Paul, MN, (2014): Treatment of Complex Trauma

Presentation at the Midwest Meditation and Psychotherapy Institute, Minneapolis, MN, (2012-2013): Foundations of Mindful Therapy.

Presentation at Outside the Box Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, (2010): Mindfulness.