College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Chet Lesniak is Core Faculty member in the PhD Psychology Program in the School of Psychology. His PhD is from New York University and MA degree is from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research. He completed a joint internship at the NYU Medical Center Rusk Institute and Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. His post-doctoral experience was in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at Cape Cod Hospital. He has been licensed in 7 states and is in the National Health Service Providers in Psychology. He has worked in medical settings, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, as well as in private and group clinics in both urban and rural settings. He consults in the area of psychological and neuropsychological assessments. He works with patients across the life span from early childhood to older adults. He has held faculty appointments in undergraduate programs, as well as in graduate schools of psychology. Dr. Lesniak's professional interests reflect his education, training, and experience in psychology and neuropsychology. His mentors were mentees of Carl Rogers, Carl Jung, Wolfgang Kohler, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Dr. Lesniak's areas of research interest include Buddhist psychology, contemplative psychotherapy, spirituality and religion, health psychology, neuropsychology, diversity, and alternative approaches to psychology. He is open to exploring new areas of research with his dissertation students.