Honoring the Imagery Person of the Year – Leslie Davenport, LMFT
By Susan Ezra, President of Imagery International
Each year we have the distinct pleasure of awarding the Imagery Person of the Year for Imagery International. This person is chosen from our community because of outstanding contribution to the field of Imagery in general or to our organization in particular. This has been a tradition for over a decade now.
The award goes to Leslie Davenport, LMFT, who has devoted 25 years of her career to bringing Guided Imagery into the hospital-healthcare complex. With stylish grace and quiet fortitude she has created many programs and forged many bridges. It all begin in 1989 when she developed an internship program through the spiritual care department at Marin General Hospital in California to offer Guided Imagery and meditation at the bedside for patients and staff. In 1994, she went on to formalize a Marriage Family Therapist training program in guided Imagery, which greatly expanded services for patients.