Michael Leeds has worked nationally and internationally as a community mental health trainer and consultant since 1975. As a consultant, he has worked with hundreds of school districts, colleges and universities, tribal administrations, state agencies, businesses, and community organizations to develop health promoting programs and strategies. Through his private practice in Eugene he serves individuals, couples and families. Leeds holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and religious studies and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology.
Leeds has been given the David Smith Career in Addictions Award, Salisbury, MD, and the Partnership Award, Eugene Police Department, Crisis Intervention/PTSD Training.
His career highlights include mental health services provider, Veterans Administration, Roseburg; master trainer, National Institute on Drug Abuse (SAMHSA); founder and trainer, IMPACT Risk Reduction and Substance Abuse Intervention for higher education; founder and trainer IMPACT Student Assistance Programs k-12; designer, mindfulness based stress mastery, Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute, PeaceHealth Riverbend Hospital; coordinator, Violence Prevention Summer Institute, Oregon Department of Education; trainer, National Native Drug and Alcohol Programs, Canada; certified mediator, Oregon; trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Systems Training (ASIST); trainer, Oregon Intervention Systems (OIS) Oregon Department of Human Services; and assistant instructor, Yang Style T’ai Chi Chuan, Master Sik Hung Chan.