The Leslie Matlen and Christine Miller Andersen Fund in the Department of Psychological Sciences was established to help people whose lives have been affected by trauma through enhancing research opportunities and clinical training in the assessment and treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, and related mental health conditions. Gifts to this fund will bring the best minds in the field to campus for workshops and panel discussions to educate students and faculty, across disciplines, alongside practitioners from the larger community; and provide resources for other trauma related programs developed by the Department of Psychology.

Leslie Matlen '82 MA, '88 Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist whose graduate research brought attention to the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. In 1988, Christine Andersen '96 MA Counseling Psychology was a young mother beset by symptoms she didn't understand. She began therapy with Leslie and that alliance ultimately saved her life. Christine set up this fund in 2015 to honor Leslie and promote the kind of clinical treatment that she found helpful in healing from extreme trauma.

By contributing to this mission, you will support educators, therapists and students in training, and countless others whose lives will be transformed.

To discuss options for making a gift of more than $5,000, please contact Becky Salustri at bsalustri@foundation.uconn.edu.




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860-486-5000

Supported by 33 Donations:

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    Anonymous
    People who are wounded in relationship heal in relationship. This is to promote that healing.
  • George W.
    I Gave $100
    Christine, you are doing something truly important for people who have been traumatized. This, a small contribution to stand with you in your work.
  • Christine A.
    I Gave $5,000
    to help with trauma-related structural dissociation which often takes years to properly diagnose and treat
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $5,000
    to help traumatized people help themselves by training ttherapists
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $4,000
    to keep the good work going
  • Charles, III E.
    I Gave $50
    In memory of Nate and Rachael.
  • Charles and Lisa  E.
    I Gave $250
    Important Work!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $1,000
    In memory of someone we lost 10/10/12
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    Anonymous '13
  • George W.
    I Gave $100
    Christine, you've worked hard to make this happen. A worthy effort; you're saving lives here. Please continue.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
  • Helene S.
    I Gave $50
    Much success in accomplishing your goals.
  • Chall G.
    I Gave $100
  • Catherine & Davy K.
    I Gave $250
    Chris, your dedication to improving the lives of those suffering from anguish and pain is nothing short of inspirational. Thank you!
  • David H.
    David H. '85
    I Gave $500
    Donation by David Henry & Marianne Barton
  • Sue and Lester L.
    I Gave $500
    For our dear friend Christine and all others dealing with trauma.
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    Anonymous '86
    I Gave $25
    In honor of my son who has never fully recovered.
  • Victoria P.
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $300
    In memory of my brother Eric
  • Barbara and Sheldon R.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
  • Emily L.
    I Gave $10
    To face and deal with trauma can be a life giving experience. This will be wonderful beginning for many I am sure.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    IN HONOR OF CHRISTINE WHO IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $2,000
    In memory of Dr. Michael Wilbur who used his personal story to teach the Class of '96 about trauma--we haven't forgotten.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
    for all those on the front line against trauma and suicide--may you get the support you need to help heal wounds
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $500
    If you educate and train, you will transform lives.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $1,000
    to help families who need resources when a loved one is in pain
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $1,000
    Because too many lives are shattered by trauma and they will need informed help to get through.
  • Greg A.
    I Gave $100
  • Marsha  H.