Meet Our Presenters
Christopher Leucht, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and program director who directs both the Birth to Five program and the Family Preservation program at Pacific Clinics in Pasadena, California. He has been working in community mental health settings serving low-income individuals and families from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds since 1997. More than half of the families served by the Birth to Five program primarily or exclusively speak Spanish or Armenian, and many of the Family Preservation clients are Spanish speakers.
Chris is passionate about training employees in multicultural mental health and educational settings and how pervasive trauma history is in children and adults, the principles of Trauma Informed Care, and strategies that can be used in mental health and educational settings across cultures to help children and adults heal from traumatic experiences and become more resilient. He has led trainings in these areas for almost 15 years.
Chris earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and math at the University of Michigan and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Additionally, he participated in a yearlong National Council for Behavioral Healthcare Trauma Informed Care Learning Collaborative in 2013 and 2014, and subsequently served as the co-chair of Pacific Clinics’ first Trauma Informed Care Steering Committee.