MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

Leslie A. Morland

Leslie A. Morland

Credentials: 

  • Psy.D

Current Position(s): 

  • Director of San Diego Regional Telemental Health Services, VASDHS

  • Clinical Psychologist, VA San Diego Healthcare System

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Morland is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, anger, and other mental health issues among Veterans. She has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for over 18 years after receiving her Doctorate. She currently serves as Regional Director of Telemental Health Services at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. Previously, she was Deputy Director of VA’s National Center for PTSD at the Pacific Islands Healthcare System. She has expertise in designing and implementing federally funded research projects which examine the use of technology to increase access to evidence-based PTSD services for rural, ethnically-diverse populations. Dr. Morland is an internationally recognized expert in providing mental health services to Veterans; she has executed numerous federal grants to conduct innovative research in this field. She is a frequently invited speaker at national mental health conferences and has authored dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and written several book chapters.

Education:

  • BA. Psychology/Sociology, University of South California, 1992

  • MA. Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, 1995

  • PsyD., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Department of Psychology, 1999

  • Post Doc., Clinical Psychology, National Center for PTSD Pacific Islands Division, 2000

Professional History:

  • Deputy Director, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division, VA Pacific Island Health Care System

  • Clinical Psychologist, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division, VA Pacific Island Health Care System

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hawaii

Awards and Honors: 

  • Veterans Affairs VISN21 Young Investigator Research Award, 2001-2002

  • Pepperdine University Graduate Honors Scholarship for Psychology Research, 1996-1999

  • Raine Research Grant, Loyola Marymount University, 1994-1995

  • Psi Chi Member, Phi Beta Kappa Member, 1990-1992

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