Leslie Peña-Sullivan, DSW, LCSW

DepartmentSociologyLeslie Peña-Sullivan, DSW, LCSW at Albertus Magnus College
TitleAssistant Professor of Sociology
BackgroundB.A., CUNY - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
MSW, Clinical Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work
DSW, Clinical Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - New York
OfficeAquinas, Room 214
CoursesContemporary Social Problems
Sociology of Law and Social Control
Sociological Theories

Dr. Leslie Peña-Sullivan, DSW, LCSW, holds a DSW and MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work and a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice. Her work experience in the field has encompassed several positions involving assessing and treating trauma in children, adolescents, and adults. Leslie participated in a Clinical Social Work Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic for Children. She is bilingual (Spanish) and previously worked at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Mental Health Program, providing evaluation, psychotherapeutic, and referral services for 9/11 first responders.

Recently, Leslie worked as a staff psychotherapist at the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center. In this capacity, she provided individual, family, and group counseling services to Southern Westchester County's Spanish-speaking community. In addition, she has been an adjunct lecturer at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her focus of practice is migration trauma among the undocumented Latinx community.


Peña-Sullivan, L. (2020). The “Wrong Kind” of Immigrants: Pre-migration Trauma and Acculturative Stress Among the Undocumented Latinx Community. Clinical Social Work Journal, 48, 1-9.