Areas of Focus:
Application of cognitive behavioral theory and therapies to depression and anxiety disorders
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2004.
- M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2000.
- B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1998.
Leah Horvath, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean of the Clinical Psychology Program at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago. She received her MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Kentucky, with a focus on cognitive-behavioral treatments and clinical administration. She has specialized clinical training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) including completing her pre-doctoral fellowship in the DBT program at the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. Horvath completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the University Counseling Service at New York University, where she specialized in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders. Her clinical areas of interest involve using CBT treatments to help clients with anxiety and depression, working with adults with eating disorders or histories of trauma, and working from DBT and mindfulness-based treatment approaches. Her research interests include issues in romantic relationships, personality theory, therapy outcome research, and factors related to the positive professional development of psychologists and trainees.
- Application of cognitive behavioral theory and therapies to depression and anxiety disorders.
- Dialectical behavior therapy and other mindfulness-based interventions.
- Treatment of individuals with self-harming behaviors and eating disorders.
- American Psychological Association.
- Association for Psychological Science.
- Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
- National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology.
- Groth-Marnat, G., & Horvath, L. S. (2006). The psychological report: A review of current controversies. Journal of Clinical Psychology 62(1), 73-81.
- Horvath, L. S., Kampfer, S. H., & Kearns, J. F. (2005). The use of accommodations among students with deafblindness in large-scale assessment systems. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 16(3), 177-187.
- Horvath, L. S., Milich, R., Lynam, D. R., Leukefeld, C., & Clayton, R. (2004). Sensation seeking and substance use: A cross-lagged panel design. Individual Differences Research, 2(3), 175-183.
- Cragar, D. E., & Horvath, L. S. (2003). The application of social skills training in the treatment of a child with Asperger's Disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 2(1), 34-49.
- Logan, T. K., Walker, R., Horvath, L. S., & Leukefeld, C. (2003). Divorce, custody and spousal violence: A random sample of circuit court docket records. Journal of Family Violence, 18(5), 269-279.
- Horvath, L. S., Logan, T. K., & Walker, R. (2002). Child custody cases: An analysis of evaluations in practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33(6), 557-565.
- Logan, T.K., Walker, R., Jordan, C., & Horvath, L. S., & Leukefeld, C. (2002). Custody evaluations and domestic violence: Case comparisons. Violence and Victims, 17(6), 719-742.
- Kampfer, S. H., Horvath, L. S., Kleinert, H., & Kearns, J. F. (2001). Teachers' perceptions of one state's alternate assessment: Implications for practice and preparation. Exceptional Children, 67(3), 361-374.
- Kleinert, H. L., Kearns, J. F., Costello, K. A., Nowak-Drabik, K., Garrett, M. M., Horvath, L. S., Kampfer, S. H., & Turner, M. D. (2001). Research on the impact of Alternate Assessments. In H. L. Kleinert & J. F. Kearns (Eds.), Alternate assessment: Measuring outcomes and supports for students with disabilities (pp. 213-227). Baltimore, Maryland: Paul Brookes.
- Horvath, L.S. (2017, November). Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Invited talk presented to the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium. Chicago, IL.
- Horvath, L.S. (2017, March). Using outcome assessment in private practice: A CBT perspective. Invited talk scheduled to be presented to the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium, Chicago, IL
- Horvath, L.S. (2011, April). Cognitive restructuring. Invited talk presented to the Lake Michigan Internship Consortium. Chicago, IL.
- Horvath, L. S. (2009, October). Principles of CBT in the treatment of anxiety. Invited talk presented to the Chicago Counseling Association. Chicago, IL.
- Horvath, L. S. (2008, January). Self-harming behavior: DBT as a treatment approach. Invited talk presented as an in-service training for clinical psychology postdocs, interns, and externs at the Bradley Counseling Center, Allendale Association, Lake Villa, IL.
- Horvath, L. S. (2017, January). Using DBT strategies in a brief therapy model. Invited talk presented as an in-service training for trainees and staff at the DePaul University Counseling Center, Chicago, IL.
- Horvath, L. & Slobig, A. (2012, January). Gathering distal outcome data: Employer surveys. Paper presented at the 2012 Midwinter Conference of the National Council of Schools and Program in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), New Orleans, LA.
- Horvath, L. S., Milich, R., & Lynam, D. (2001, August). Personality and substance use: A cross-lagged panel design. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference (APA), San Francisco, CA.
- Horvath, L. S., & Kampfer, S. H. (2001, April). The Alternate Portfolio: A Statewide Teacher's Survey. Paper presented at the University of Kentucky Spring Research Conference. Lexington, KY.
- Horvath, L. S., Kampfer, S. H., Kearns, J. F., & Garrett, B. (2000, December). The use of accommodations among students with deafblindness in assessment: Preliminary results from Kentucky and Louisiana. Symposium presented at the International Conference of the Association of Handicapped Persons (TASH).