Jeff Leichter PhD, L.P, has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1988 and has worked for Sanford Health since 1990. After completing his Ph.D. in Los Angeles, CA. he completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology at Michigan State University. Most of his clinical practice was spent working as an integrated psychologist in the Sanford Detroit Lakes, MN primary care clinic.

In 2018 he was appointed as the Lead Administrator for Behavioral Health Integration within Sanford Enterprise Clinic Services. In this current role, he oversees the integration of behavioral health and primary care for the Sanford enterprise.

Dr. Leichter is a member of the American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, and the Collaborative Family HealthCare Association and holds a credential as a health service psychologist from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He was formerly appointed by Governors Pawlenty and Dayton to serve on the Minnesota Board of Psychologist Examiners from 2010-2018. He served as Chair of the Board from 2014-16.  He is licensed to practice psychology in Minnesota, North Dakota, Arizona, and Michigan.

He has presented at over 45 state, regional, and national conferences on topics related to rural psychology, ethics, integrated behavioral health care, and the training of psychologists for medical settings.

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