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I like to educate the general public about issues related to mental health, how to grow through adversity, and how people can thrive during particularly intense or challenging times.

Below you’ll find links to past events. If you’d like to have me speak at your conference or event, please CLICK HERE to learn more.

After hosting me for Google’s G-Pause speaker series, Author Rachael O’Meara said:

Dr. Carr was a pleasure to work with. She captivated the audience with her own personal stories, combined with sharing the research behind how humans connect and interact on a psychological level. She did a great job helping us understand how to be more engaged and mindful in all our relationships. Thank you, Leslie!

Companies and organizations that have previously hosted me as a speaker include:

Past Interviews and Events:

Life on Less Meds with Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring

The Power Hour

Ask Dr. Drew

Panel Discussion: Mental Health and COVID (#2)

Panel Discussion: Mental Health and COVID (#1)

Incident Report

Google Talk

TEDx Talk

Dr. Craig Malkin Interview

Suzannah Scully Interview

  • February 28, 2024:
    I was a guest on the podcast Life on Less Meds with Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring. We talked about the nature of mental suffering and why it’s problematic to call depression a “chemical imbalance,” among other topics. Watch here.
  • May 4, 2023:
    Mysterious Machines: Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Mental Health.” I was in conversation with AI expert, Dr. Radhika Dirks, as part of the Creator Salon. Watch here.
  • August 4, 2022:
    I was a guest on The Power Hour with Dr. Caroline Heldman. We talked about the overturning of Roe v Wade (among other topics) and how to stay sane during insane times. Watch here.
  • April 12, 2022:
    I was a guest on Ask Dr. Drew. We talked about covid and the strain that the lockdowns put on people, as well as problems with American culture and political polarization. Watch here.
  • April 22, 2021:
    I was interviewed for the documentary film I Am Gen Z about mental health, and technology, and the impact that the internet is having on young people today. You can check out the trailer and learn more right here.
  • July 8, 2020:
    I was interviewed for the Good Grow Great podcast about how to thrive during the pandemic. Listen here.
  • February 5, 2020:
    “New Perspectives on Mental Health: How to Recover from a Setback.” I interviewed my good friend Lisa Abramson in front of a private audience at The Battery in San Francisco about her experiences with, and recovery from, a postpartum psychotic break after the birth of her first child. Lots of wisdom in this interview about resilience and mental health. Video was streamed via Facebook live and that recording can be found here.
  • October 8, 2019:
    “More Than Meds: For Mental Health, Connection Matters.” This interview was conducted with Dr. Zubin Damania (@ZDoggMD) for his “Incident Report” podcast. It’s episode #392 as an audio podcast and the video version can be viewed here.
  • June 28, 2019:
    “How to Thrive in the Modern World ~ Navigating Mental Illness and Fostering Mental Health During Complex Times.” This talk was given at SALT SF as a workshop.
  • May 25, 2019:
    “How to Thrive in the Modern World ~ Navigating Mental Illness and Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace and Beyond.” In celebration of Mental Health Awareness month I spoke to the employees at Betabrand.com about self-care, healthy boundaries, and how to make use of their own employee benefits.
  • April 2, 2019:
    I was interviewed for Defeating Depression with Dallas Amsden. Listen here.
  • November 6, 2018:
    “Just How Human Do We Want AI to Be?” I spoke at O’Reilly Radar on the challenge of creating “strong artificial intelligence” (intelligence that is functionally equivalent to that of a human) in today’s machines.
  • October 5, 2018:
    I spoke on a panel at The What Summit on the topic of women and confidence and managing stress.
  • September 13, 2018:
    I spoke on a panel at the SF Conversational Commerce Conference on the topic of “Achieving Balance in Conversational AI.” Can AI be more human? Or at least act like it?
  • March 10, 2016:
    I was interviewed by my good friend Suzannah Scully for her incredible podcast The Cosmos in You. Listen here.
  • August 21, 2015:
    I spoke at Google on the topic of “The Power of Presence in Relationships.” This talk was part of their G-Pause series on mindfulness and meditation.
  • December 1, 2011:
    I gave a TEDx talk entitled, Reconsidering Psychotherapy,” where I challenged the fear and stigma that surround therapy, and addresses why I thinks everyone should give it a try.
  • September 24, 2011:
    I participated in a symposium entitled, “So Close and Yet So Far: The Impact of Digital Technology on Analytically Oriented Treatments,” where I presented case material from her work via Skype, and took part in a panel discussion. This conference was hosted by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).
  • January 16, 2011:
    I was interviewed on Lady Brain, a San Francisco-based radio show, addressing the topic of addiction and recovery.
  • November 12, 2010:
    I interviewed my colleague Dr. Drew Tillotson in front of an audience of professional peers at a private home in San Francisco. This interview was part of the biannual salon series that is hosted by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).