2015-2016 Scholars-in-Residence

ChrisLeethChris Leeth, M.A., Ph.D., LPC, is the Assistant Director of Counseling at the University of the Incarnate and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He attended college at the University of Texas at Austin and received his graduate degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is known for his work in health education and university counseling, with special interests in body image, eating disorders, and gender roles. Additionally, he has a particular interest in bullying and school violence in both K-12 and university settings with emphasis on prevention and assessment. He believes that counseling is an essential service of colleges and universities and strives to bring students the best service he can. He currently lives in San Antonio with his wife, Christina, and two children, Jonah and Penelope.


abigailwengerdpicAbigail Wengerd recently completed her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Duquesne University. Prior to pursuing a degree in counseling, Abigail worked as a teacher, counselor, consultant, organizer, and developer in a variety of different settings including overseas mission work, church ministries, a family shelter, non-profits, and other community organizations. Abigail currently works as a family therapist at Wesley Spectrum Services in Pittsburgh, PA where she provides home based clinical services to families involved with child protective services and the juvenile justice system. Abigail is passionate about working with, improving services for, and advocating for underserved populations. Her current professional interests include bridging evidence-based interventions and clinical practice to ensure that culturally competent mental health services are available to diverse populations, the impact of chronic community violence on children and families, and advocating for the counseling profession.


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