Carol Leung, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor, BSW Program, Department of Social Work

Phone: (626) 815-6000
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Carol A. Leung, Ph.D., LCSW, assistant professor of social work, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Prior to arriving at APU, she worked as a psychotherapist at Flushing Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in New York City, helping immigrant and refugee populations and clients with co-occurring disorders and other behavioral health issues. Most recently she was a lead therapist at Melrose Recovery Center, helping and empowering individuals to recover from addictions. Her research interests broadly center around mental health—specifically, understanding predictive factors associated with suicidal behaviors. Leung has seven articles published in refereed journals, and five other publications in clinical training guides and book chapters on topics related to mental health interventions, multicultural competencies, and translinguistic skills in clinical practice.


  • Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CA LCS 80567

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Social Work

Courses Taught

  • SOCW 250 – Introduction to Social Work
  • SOCW 251 – Social Welfare Policy and Service
  • SOCW 310 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • SOCW 311 – Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  • SOCW 478 – Social Work Research Methods