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Molyn Leszcz

Group Psychotherapy

Dr. Leszcz is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor and Head of the Group Psychotherapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.  Dr. Leszcz’s academic and clinical work has focused on broadening the application of psychotherapy within psychiatry.  Dr. Leszcz’s recent research has explored group psychotherapy with the medically ill and those predisposed genetically to cancer.  Dr. Leszcz has published in the psychotherapy literature regarding integrative and interpersonal approaches in group psychotherapy, group psychotherapy applications for geriatric depression and for the medically ill, and standards of practice and guidelines for psychotherapy.  Recent publications have included articles and chapters in the New England Journal of Medicine; the American Journal of Psychotherapy   International Journal of Group Psychotherapy; Group; The Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal; and Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, as well as the Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry.  Dr. Leszcz co-chaired the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Science to Service Task Force, the working group that published AGPA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy in 2007.  Dr. Leszcz has been awarded Fellowship in the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, and as well has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Leszcz has co-authored with Dr. Irvin Yalom the 5th edition of The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.