Sandra C. Leister, PhD

Sandra C. Leister, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

701 Devonshire Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 352-2672


Professional Summary


Dr. Leister is in private psychological practice and additionally has been responsible for the management and clinical service delivery of Employee Assistance Programs in Central Illinois since 1990 and serves as Regional Director for Creative Care Management.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned Masters and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Both her doctoral program and internship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville, IL are American Psychological Association approved.  Her internship emphasis was in medical psychology, inpatient psychiatry, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse.


With Creative Care Management, Dr. Leister provides account management; clinical services to employees; supervisor training programs; as well as organizational and management consulting.  She has published professional articles and presented workplace and community seminars on Stress Management; Self-esteem; Assertion; Cultural Diversity; Substance Abuse; Sexual Harassment; Conflict Resolution; Supervisor Skill Development; and Team Building. 


Dr. Leister is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the States of Illinois and Indiana.   Her clinical specialties include:

          - Organizational Psychology, Consulting and Workplace Trainings

          - Short term Cognitive and Solution Focused Counseling

          - Depression, Anxiety and other Mood Related Therapies

          - Alcohol and Drug related Evaluation and Interventions

- Personality, Neuropsychological and Vocational Assessment


Additionally, she is a Substance Abuse Professional certified by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Certification Commission (NAADAC) to provide evaluations, recommendations and monitoring for employees in violation of Department of Transportation regulations.


She has held adjunct faculty status at the University of Illinois; supervises doctoral students in clinical work and served three terms on the governing board of the Illinois Psychological Association.



¨          EMPLOYMENT


1990-Present   Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD) Private Practice

                                         701 Devonshire Drive, Champaign, IL

Provide counseling services to adults, adolescents and children for a variety of personal, interpersonal, substance, academic and career issues. Provide client evaluation, treatment and education.


            1990-Present   Employee Assistance Program Manager-Contractual

                                          Creative Care Management

                                          Champaign & Chicago, Il

Provide assessment, referral and short-term counseling to employees of      contracted employer groups; provide Supervisor Training, Management Consultation and Wellness Programs.


            1990- Present    Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Provide evaluation, education and referral to treatment for employees self-    referred or by their employer for policy or DOT evaluations.  Refer for treatment  to external provider; monitor treatment compliance of employee and coordinate information and return to work with  Designated Employer Representative.  National Substance Abuse Professional Certification 2005


¨              EDUCATION             


Ph. D. Counseling Psychology

                                                University of Illinois

                                                Urbana-Champaign, IL


                                                Masters Degree

                                                University of Illinois

                                                Urbana-Champaign, IL


                                                Bachelor of Science

                                                University of Wisconsin

                                                Madison, Wisconsin


¨                LICENSURE


                                1991 - Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Illinois

                                1990 - Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Indiana

                                1991 - Health Service Provider – Indiana

                                2005 - Substance Abuse Professional – national certification

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