Leila Forbes, Ph.D.


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postdoctoral fellow


Leila@findyourbase.com


CLINICAL FOCUS

  • Health Psychology

  • Chronic Illness Management

  • Insomnia

  • Trauma

  • Depression / Grief

  • Anxiety / Stress / Adjustment

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

AGES SEEN

  • Adults / Teens / Children 10+

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC

  • Master of Arts in Psychology, Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

TRAINING

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center, Charlotte, NC

  • Forensic Evaluations Unit: Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC

  • W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC

  • Carolinas Medical Center: Neurology, Concord, NC

  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), Ft. Bragg, NC

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Interpersonal Process Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

PUBLICATIONS

  • Forbes, L., & Johnson, S.K. (2019). Online mindfulness intervention for inflammatory bowel disease patients: adherence and efficacy. Mindfulness (in review).

  • Gutierrez, D.G., Forbes, L., & Johnson, S.K. (2018). Physical and psychological predictors of adherence to a mindfulness program for college students. Journal of American College Health.

  • Klaric, J. S., Forbes, L., & Finkel, A. G. (2018), Painful craniofacial/cervical surface area and continuous headache after military concussion: a morphometric retrospective cohort study. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 58: 1457-1464.

  • Forbes, L., Gutierrez, D.G., & Johnson, S.K. (2017). Investigating adherence to an online introductory mindfulness program. Mindfulness, 8(4), 1-12.

 PRESENTATION TOPICS

  • Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Chronic Illness

  • Women’s Health

  • Interpersonal Process Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Veterans

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