Lisa Tedeschi

Internship Placement Coordinator

Lisa Tedeschi, M.A., LMFT came to SU MFT as an adjunct instructor in 2008, and accepted a position as Internship Placement Coordinator in 2011. She coordinates clinical internships, provides clinical supervision and teaches several courses each year. Lisa is a NY licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) specializing in therapy with children and families from an attachment perspective. Lisa provides ongoing consultation and training for community mental health clinicians and caregivers who work with children who have experienced complex trauma, or who are adjusting to caregiver disruptions. A parent of four and an adoptive parent herself, Lisa maintains a small private practice focused on children in adoption or foster placements. Lisa recently served as chair of the AAMFT Ethics Committee and provided ethics consultation for the AMFTRB National Exam Study Guide for MFT licensure. Before coming to SU, Lisa served as chief executive and interim director for non-profits in Maine and Connecticut. Her 30 plus years of experience working with community services, children and adults with special needs, mental health delivery and social justice advocacy, reflect her commitment to community collaboration, creative program development and empowerment. Lisa has provided training locally, regionally and nationally in attachment, youth development and ethics, and has served in leadership positions for a variety of local, regional and national organizations.


M.A. Human Development and Family Studies / Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut (2005)

M.A. Religion, Yale University, Yale Divinity School (1988)

B.S. Individual and Family Studies, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Student Grand Marshall (1979)


Therapy with children and families; attachment-focused family therapy treatment, training, supervision and consultation; ethics and legal issues in MFT; spirituality in therapy; youth development; non-profit administration and systems-focused consultation for non-profits.


MFT 681 - Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics and Issues

MFT 686 - Play Therapy with Children and Families

MFT 687 - Spirituality and Therapy

MFT 760 - Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum