M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Cassandra Leow is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Global Family Health and Wellbeing and is interested in the delivery of mental health services over distance (telehealth) and collaboration between healthcare providers to achieve the optimal outcomes for patients.

Cassandra has been a teaching assistant since arriving in the United States in 2016. She has given various guest lectures including topics of pet loss and grief as well as international guest lectures on counseling and mental health.

Cassandra is also a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska since 2018. She is a big advocate for mental health and has made significant contributions to the Lincoln community. She currently serves on the Nebraska Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NAMFT).

Why CYAF at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“I chose the Global Family Health and Wellbeing program in CYAF at UNL because of the opportunity to work with faculty of similar interests as well as the opportunity for me to learn more about collaborative care. This was done through UNL’s partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, which offered a certificate in Medical Family Therapy."

Awards

Jeanne Vierk Yeutter Fellowship, 2020-2021

Great Gifts of Gratitude Award by Great Western Bank, 2020

Highlighted Publications & Presentations

  1. Leow, C. (2019, March 27). Its not just a dog: The role of companion animals in the family’s emotional system. Paper presented at the World Family Therapy Congress 2019, Scotland, United Kingdom.

  2. Leow, C.Y.M., Cheong, W.H. & Tee, E.Y.J. (2016). A phenomenological study of the emotional bonds of dog owners during personal crisis situations, presented at the Malaysian Psychology Student Assembly (MAPSA) Conference, Malaysia.

  3. Leow, C.Y.M., Cheong, W.H. & Tee, E.Y.J. (2015). A phenomenological study of emotional bonds of dog owners during personal crisis situations, presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society – The Golden Jubilee Conference, Queensland, Australia. (Poster Presentation).