Rachel Levi is a child/pediatric clinical psychologist by training, with a special heart interest in working with children, adolescents, and families living with life-treatening and/or life-limiting illnesses; living while facing the death of a family member; and the life that follows after the death of a family member, especially a child or adolescent. She has taught a variety of courses, including an introduction to individual interventions and child and adolescent psychotherapy.
She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she received focused training in research with children and adolescents living with illness. She did her postdoctoral work in Cleveland as well.
Prior to coming to CIIS, she worked in an outpatient setting as well as in a children's hospital with the hematology/oncology and palliative care divisions. Her research has focused upon a variety of psychological/emotional issues faced by families, children, and adolescents living with childhood cancer. She has also co-developed programs including teaching yoga to children with chronic illnesses (e.g. cancer, diabetes, etc.), and psychotherapy groups using knitting for relaxation. While on faculty at CIIS, she continues to consult with the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and maintains a private clinical practice.
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