Leslie Contos
Leslie
Contos
Instructor
Counselor Education
College of Education
Phone
(773) 442-5550
Expertise
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in working with youth and their families around issues of grief and loss, acculturation, identity exploration, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, and wellness; counselor educator and clinical supervisor.
Courses Taught
Practicum I
Lifespan Development
Research Interests
Counseling needs of children with exceptionalities; identity exploration and Latino youth; counseling preferences of families educating their children at home; gaining administrative support for counselor education doctoral programs; impact of technology on counseling and counselor education; and narrative therapy practices.
Education

Governors State University 
(ABD) Counselor Education and Supervision, Ed.D.

Northeastern Illinois University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

Fort Hays University
Psychology & Human Services, B.G.S.
 

Selected Publications

Contos, L. (2019). Using Narrative Therapy Tools with Latino Youth and Families. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois, May, 2019. 

Contos, L. (2018). NBCC White Earth Institute: Native American Healing Practices. GSU-ICA Chapter, 3(1), 6. 

Contos, L. (2017). Mindfulness: The value of small present moments for gifted youth. Illinois Association for Gifted Youth Spring 2017 Courier.

Contos, L. (2017). Intergenerational Trauma. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling ACA Division, February 2017. 

Contos, L. (2016). Fostering Self-Efficacy in Children. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling ACA Division, October 2016. 

Contos, L. (2016). From Professional Identity to Professional Voice. AMHCA Graduate Student Blog, April, 2016. 

Contos, L. (2016). Anti-Cyberbullying: I Am a Witness. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, ACA Division, March, 2016. 

Contos, L. (2015). Interventions to Improve Executive Function. Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling ACA Division, 2(2) 8. 
 

Selected Exhibitions

Contos, L. (2019, October). Journaling in Online Course Design. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Annual National Conference, Seattle, Wash. 

Contos, L. (2019, June). Walking in Two Worlds: Counseling Latino Students. American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference, Boston, Mass. 

Contos, L. (2019, May). Using Narrative Therapy Tools with Latino Youth and Families. NBCCF Bridging the Gap Symposium, Atlanta, Ga. 

Contos, L. (2019, April). The Creative Spirit of Cross-Cultural Exchange. American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual National Conference, New Orleans, La. 

Contos, L. (2018, March). Expanding Counseling Services to Homeschooling Families. American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual National Conference, Atlanta, Ga. 

Contos, L., James, M., Smith, R. (2017, November). Survivor! The Gamification of Social Emotional Learning. Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) Annual State Conference, Naperville, Ill. 

Contos, L., Eason-Williams, P. (2017, November). International Counseling. Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) Annual Conference, Naperville, Ill. 

Contos, L., Seals, D. (2017, October). Technology Competence of Counselors. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Annual National Conference, Chicago, Ill. 

Contos, L. (2017, April). Homeschoolers and Higher Education. Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Annual State Conference, Naperville, Ill. 

Contos, L. (2017, March). Ethics of Online Counseling. American Counseling Association (ACA) Annual National Conference, San Francisco, Calif. 

Contos, L., Tessers, B. (2017, February). Anxiety and Gifted Kids. Illinois Association for Gifted Children (ICA) Annual State Conference, Naperville, Ill. 
 

Phone
(773) 442-5550
Office Hours
To be announced.
Main Campus