Carla Leone, PhD
Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice
Application of Contemporary Self-Psychology to the Treatment of Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families
PhD, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MA, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.S., Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
Courses Taught at ICSW
ESCL 102: Couple and Family Therapy
Additional Faculty Roles
Awards & Honors
Schmidt Dissertation Fellowship
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Governing Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology (IAPSP), Elected Member
IAPSP’s Couples Therapy Interest group, Co-Founder and Chairperson
International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Member
American Psychological Association, Member
APA’s Division 39-Psychoanalysis, Member
Division 39’s Section VIII-Couples and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis, Member
Illinois Psychological Association, Member
Leone, C. (2013). Helping couples heal from infidelity: A self-psychological, intersubjective approach. International Journal of Psychoanalytics Self-Psychology, 8(3), 282-308.
Leone, C. (2013). The unseen spouse in individual therapy: Pitfalls and possibilities for the individual therapist. Psychoanalytis Dialogues, 23(3), 324-339.
Leone, C. (2013). Reducing psychoanalytic dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives, 23(3), 352-355. Pitfalls, enhancing possibilities: reply to commentaries.
Leone, C. (2008). Couples Therapy from the perspective of self-psychology and intersubjectivity theory. Psychoanalytyc Psychology, 25(1), 79-98.
Leone, C. (2007). Toward a more optimal selfobject milieu: An intersubjective, self psychological approach to family therapy. In P. Buirski & A. Kottler (Eds.) New Directions in Self Psychology Practice. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Leone, C. (2001). Toward a more optimal selfobjective milieu: Family therapy from the perspective of self psychology. Clinical Social Work Journal, 29(3), 269-289.
Leone, C. (1989). Classwork and homework in early adolescence: The ecology of achievement. Journal of Youth and Adolescense, 18(6), 531-548.
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