Tinson, Leslye


Leslye M. Tinson, M.S., LMFT
My pronouns are she and her.

Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Lecturer, Department of African American Studies

My Current CV


Preferred: leslye.tinson@sjsu.edu


Preferred: 408.924.6415 (not on campus due to COVID-19)

Alternate: 408.279.9513

Office Hours

Fall 2020: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 1:30-2:30pm

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  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, Class of 2011, San Francisco State University
  • B.A. Psychology, Class of 2005, San Francisco State University
  • Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, SJSU

Licenses and Certificates

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 110060, State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Gubernatorial appointee, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown
  • Gubernatorial appointee, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom


Leslye M. Tinson is lecturer of psychology and African American Studies at SJSU, joining the campus faculty in Fall 2015. Originally from Compton, CA, she is a passionate instructor, mentor and student organization advisor. She loves to read, and has taught a variety of courses at SJSU including:

  • PSYC 1: General psychology (GE, Area D1)
  • PSYC 100W: Writing workshop in Psychology (GE, GWAR)
  • PSYC 107: Psychology of Women (also WOMS 107)
  • PSYC 110: Abnormal Psychology / Adult Psychopathology
  • PSYC 142: Child Psychopathology
  • PSYC 139: Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 165: Theories and Methods of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 191: Psychology of prejudice (GE, Area S)
  • AFAM 100W: Writing workshop in African American Studies (GE, GWAR)
  • AFAM 125: The Black Family
  • AFAM 130: Psychology of the Black Community 

She is also lecturer of psychology and counseling at San Francisco State University and has taught as an adjunct professor at several community colleges in the Bay Area. She has a mental health private practice in Santa Clara, centering her clinical work in the area of child and adolescent psychology.


Connie L. Lurie College of Education Student Profile: Leslye Tinson 


Leslye Tinson, LMFT