Leslie M. Chaundy, LCSW, Psy.D, NCSP, ABSNP

Leslie M. Chaundy, LCSW, Psy.D., NCSP, ABSNP

Assistant Professor
Old Main 339 
Kutztown, PA 19530 
Phone: 610-683-4235
Fax: 610-683-4383
e-mail: chaundy@kutztown.edu                                                                                

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Chaundy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who holds a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology. She has over twenty years of experience working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, families and adults of all ages and has worked in a variety of settings such as agencies, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and private practices in both rural and urban areas, as well as provided intensive in-home based therapy services. Dr. Chaundy earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, her Masters of Social Work from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania and her Educational Specialist and Doctorate degree in School Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Chaundy also has additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center.

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Chaundy enjoys teaching Human Behavior in the Social Environment as well as Social Work Practice classes with individuals, families and groups. She has also taught several elective courses in social work including Maltreatment in the Family, Crisis Intervention with Families, and Short Term Treatment Models. In addition to teaching, Dr. Chaundy has been a field liaison to students in their field placement. Dr. Chaundy also enjoys working with students on independent studies in Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice.

 Research Interests:

Dr. Chaundy's research interests include school social work and educational issues with children as well as integrating spirituality and religion into social work practice. She has presented at a national conference in New Orleans as well as presented a poster at the Pennsylvania National Association of Social Work. Dr. Chaundy has also been a guest speaker on Berks TV "Talking Mental Health" about the "Role of Spirituality and Religion in Mental Health." Dr. Chaundy's doctoral dissertation topic was on "Religious Beliefs, Emotional Attachment, and Behavioral Commitment: It's Relationship with the Self-Regulation of Adolescents" and her dissertation was published into a book by Scholar's Press in 2014.

Professional Involvement:

Dr. Chaundy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of School Psychologists and the American Board of School Neuropsychologists.