The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Leslie A. Westbrook, Ph.D.

Class of 2001

​Leslie Westbrook is in private practice working with individuals, couples, and families in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. She serves on the Board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, most recently as secretary. In 2003, she completed an eight-year term on the Unitarian Universalist Association committee, which serves as the gatekeeper for Unitarian Universalist ministry and deals with ethics violations within the ministry. While on the committee, she was one of two psychological consultants and vice chair. Dr. Westbrook has served as adjunct clinical faculty for both the Clinical Social Work Institute in Washington, D.C., and The Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. Additionally, she has been on the adjunct faculty of Meadville Theological School in Chicago, teaching Unitarian Universalist ministers about self psychology and faith development, and ways to serve the larger community as agents for social change.


  • B.A., American University
  • Th.M., Boston University, School of Theology
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work
  • 3 Yr. Certificate, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy


Experience of mid-life women in the years after the deaths of their parents (2001)

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA)