Leyla   Feize

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESWOT 1.212
Phone: (956) 665-4009
Email: leyla.feize@utrgv.edu

Dr. Leyla Feize

Dr. Feize was born in a city near the Caspian sea. She studied in both psychology and social work and has practiced as a mental health therapist since 1990 and is interested in research on substance use, cultural competency and human rights.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • cultural competency and substance use
  • Education

    • PhD, Social Work, University of Utah, 2015
    • MSW, Social Work, University of Utah, 2011
    • MS, Educational Psychology, Alzahra University, 1996
    • BS, Clinical Psychology, Tabriz University, 1990
  • Currently Teaching

    SOCW 6342 90L - Adv Policy Analysis Devl:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Leyla feize and John Gonzalez. "A Model of Cultural Competency in Social Work Seen through the Lens of Self- Awareness ," Yes. .

  • Leyla Feize. " Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A clinician's Guide" . Journal of Religious & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought., .

  • Leyla Feize, Noe Ramirez, " Revisiting Cultural Competency: Clinical Social Work Educators Perspectives," Scarborough, ME: The Journal of Intercultural Disciplines (JID) .

  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Leyla Feize. "Older Mexican Americans: Role of the Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," Collegedale, Tennessee: Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development .

  • Leyla Feize. ""My dissertation: A journey towards self-awareness and beyond"," Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping .



Selected Presentations


  • John Gonzalez, Denise Longoria, Romeo Escobar, and Leyla Feize. "Older Mexican Americans: Role of the Family and Mental Health Service Utilization," Research Symposium, School of Medicine UTRGV, Edinburg, Texas (August 2017)

  • Leyla Feize. "Self-Awareness: Social Work Educators’ Perspectives and Experiences," The National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates , Durban, South Africa (July 2017)

  • Leyla Feize. "A Model of Cultural Competency in Social Work Seen through the Lens of Self- Awareness ," NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, Dallas, Texas (February 2017)

  • Leyla Feize. "A Theoretical Model of Cultural Competency in Clinic Social Work.," International Research Conference, NAAAS, South Padre Island, Texas. (October 2016)

  • Leyla Feize, Sudershan Pasupuleti, "Peer Leadership Substance Use Prevention in Edinburg/McAllen Middle Schools.," 27th Annual scientific meeting, TRSA, Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Texas Research Society on Alcoholism (TRSA), Edinburg (February 2016)

Current Courses

SOCW 6342 90L - Adv Policy Analysis Devl:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses