Leela Morrow, PsyD

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Leela Morrow, PsyD, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Consultation liaison, Pediatric psychology, Disordered eating behaviors, Diversity, equity, and inclusion, Recruitment of racial/ethnic minority psychology students
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Main Hospital; Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Intern - Miami Children’s Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Miami, FL

Fellowship

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Advanced Therapy Practicum Extern - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County-Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL
Therapy Practicum Extern - Mt. Sinai Hospital, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Chicago, IL
Diagnostic Practicum Extern - University of Chicago- Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Psychology - University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Graduate Degree

PsyD in Clinical Psychology/Child and Adolescent - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
MA in Clinical Psychology/Child and Adolescent - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist

Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Quality improvement related to pediatric psychology
Diversity, equity and inclusion

Publications

Papers

2022

Williams, C., Harowitz, J., Ball, M., Roscoe, N., Hobbs, R., Raman, H., Seltzer, M., Vo, L., Cagande, C., Alexander-Bloch, A., Glahn, D., Morrow, L., Widening Racial Disparities during COVID-19 Telemedicine Transition: A Study of Child Mental Health Services at Two Large Children’s Hospitals. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- accepted June 2022.

2020

Timko, A., Fitzpatrick, K.K., Goulazian, T., Kirby, D., Parks, E., Morrow, L., Scharko, A.M., & Peebles, R.: Conducting a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial on a Medical Inpatient Unit Utilizing Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Adolescents with Restrictive Eating Disorders: Protocol Updates and Reflections on Feasibility. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings: February 12, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s10880-020-09704-w

2019

Alderfer, M, Logan, B., DiDonato, S. Jackson, L., Hayes, M, Sigmon, S.: Change across time in Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress Symptoms of Siblings of Children with Cancer: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings: April 16, 2019. doi: 10.1007/s10880-019-09618-2

2012

Marsac, M., Hildenbrand, A., Clawson, K., Jackson, L., Kohser, K., Barakat, L., Kassam-Adams, N., Aplenc, R., Vinsel, A., Alderfer, M.:  Acceptablility and feasibility of family use of the The Cellie Cancer Coping Kit. Supportive Care in Cancer: 20 (12), 3315-3324, 2012.

Posters and Presentations

2022

Niel, K., Morrow, L., Seltzer, M., Anderson, A.: Be Brave, Be United: An Update on Efforts to Support our Colleagues’ Anti-Racism utilizing Brave Space framework (Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, April 7, 2022).

2021

Morrow, L., Niel, K., Anderson, A., Burley, K., Davis, H.: Reaction and Reflection Process Groups during a Racial Pandemic: Supporting our Mental Health Colleagues (Poster presented at Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Virtual, April 9, 2021).

Invited Lectures

2022

Morrow L. “CHOP Newborn Care Network Case Review”, Women and Babies Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. May 2022.

Morrow L. “Talking Diversity: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope”, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Mar 2022.

Morrow L. “Obtaining a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology”, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Feb 2022.

2021

Morrow L. “Creating a Brave Space: Talking with your children and adolescents about race”, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Alumni Speaker Series. July 2021.

Morrow L. “Emotional Regulation” AXYS Virtual Family Conference. June 2021.

Morrow L. “Coping with HI”, Congenital Hyperinsulinism International Virtual Conference. June 2021.

Morrow L. “Living with Turner Syndrome: From Coping to Difficult Conversations” Turner Syndrome Conference- Care of the Turner Patient Across the Lifespan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. June 2021.

Morrow L. “Empowering Black Families: Preparing Your Child to Navigate Racism”, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. https://vimeo.com/user8989405/review/552470425/39bcc62cb1. May 2021.

Morrow L. COVID Vaccine- Facts vs. Myths- Should I take it?, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Alumni Speaker Series. Apr 2021.

Morrow L. “Living with CAH: From Coping to Difficult Conversations”, CARES Conference, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Apr 2021.

Morrow L. “Empowering Black Families: Racial Trauma and Strategies for Your Family”, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. https://vimeo.com/user8989405/review/545096317/0fc83efa3c. Apr 2021.

Morrow L. “Creating a Brave Space: Talking with your children about race”, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2021.

Morrow L. “Keep Yourself Safe”, Queen City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, Cincinnati, OH. Feb 2021.

Morrow L. “COVID Vaccine- Facts vs Myths- Should I Take It?”, Horizon Monday Night Health Forum, Panelist, African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. Feb 2021.

Morrow L. “In Honor of Dr. King: A Forum on Public Safety, Police Reform and Mental Health”, Moderator, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. https://vimeo.com/user8989405/review/504872770/fe5a0571c5. Jan 2021.

2020

Morrow L. “Social Justice in Mental Health: What does Decolonizing mean?, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. https://vimeo.com/user8989405/review/476271548/cc058bb341. Oct 2020.

Morrow L. “Coping with Alternative Work Arrangements”, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Apr 2020.

Morrow L. “Xenophobia, Fears, and Stigma Related to COVID-19”, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Apr 2020.

Morrow L. “OWNing Your Image”, OWN-IT 2020, Penn’s Women Center, Philadelphia, PA. Feb 2020.

Awards and Honors

2019, 40 Under 40 Award, Young Professional Network, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2006, Invitation for Student Panel, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
2005-2007, Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship Award
2003, Presidential Award, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
2000-2002, Alpha Epsilon Delta-Premedical Honor Society

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2022-present, Committee of Admissions, Perelman School of Medicine
2021-present, Medical Student Interviews, Perelman School of Medicine
2020-present, Psychology Internship Diversity Workgroup, Training and Advisory Committee
2019-present, Co-Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2019-present, Multicultural Professional Network
2018-present, Alliance of Minority Physicians, Perelman School of Medicine
2018-present, Young Professional Network
2012-present, Training Advisory Committee, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Alliance of Minority Physicians, Founder
2015, 2018-present, Asian American Psychological Association
2009-present, American Psychological Association (Division 54 Society of Pediatric Psychology)