Päivitetty 04.07.2021

LeighAnne Rauhala



University of  Central Florida Orlando, FL  Master of Social Work. (Recognized by Opetushallitus 12.07)


University of South Florida, Tampa, FL  Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 

2009- 2010

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Vocational Teacher Education (60 ECTS), Helsinki, Finland 


Senior Lecturer Int'l. Mobility in Social Svcs Focus: Urban Social Work, Empowerment, Counselling, Social Pedagogy and Mental Health
LeighAnne Rauhala

Ota yhteyttä



PL 4000, 00079 Metropolia


Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki

Näytä kartalla

Vastuut ja tehtävät

Int'lSenior Lecturer (development and implementation of courses in first and second year within the Degree Programme - English track). Int'l. Mobility Contact for Social Services (coordination of curriculum specific aspects for incoming and outgoing students),


Continuing research and publications on 'Qualified Empathy' development in students. (Nordplus 2017-2019)

Coordinating teacher in the development and implementation of Social Work in Urban Areas - International Joint Semester Programme.  

Project worker and substance expert in the Urban SOS Erasmus+ Project (2019-2022)

Muut tutkinnot, sertifikaatit ja koulutukset

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW6198


Englanti: Äidinkieli Suomi: Keskinkertainen


Attracting the next generation: gamification in education (2021). Hiiltä ja Timanttia. Mäki-Reinikka E. & Rauhala L.A. 

Qualified Empathy: “from understanding to action” (2021). Uudistuva sosiaalialan osaaminen: sosiaalialan opiskelijoiden ja opettajien yhteisblogi. Raatikainen, E., Rauhala L.A., & Mäenpää, S.

An educational intervention focused on teaching Qualified Empathy to social work students in Finland (2021). Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Raatikainen, E., Rauhala L.A., & Mäenpää, S.

Urban spaces in the time of Covid­19.
Analysis of values, lived experience, and
power (2020). Rauhala L., Lehto-Lunden, T. & Määttänen, H. Hyvinvointi ja terveys 
poikkeus oloissa - Metropolia UAS

Qualified Empathy – the new superpower! Can using aesthetic methods help you flourish? (2018). Hiiltä ja Timanttia. Rauhala L., Raatikainen E.  ja Mäenpää S.

Qualified Empathy - A key element for an empowering professional (2017). Sosiaalipedagoginen aikakauskirja, vuosikirja 2017, vol. 18. Raatikainen E., Rauhala  L, ja Mäenpää S.


  • Qualified Empathy Nordplus
  • Social Work in Urban Areas Collaboration
  • Urban SOS Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership



  • Talentia
  • OAJ
  • American Women's Club

Kiinnostuksen kohteet

I am interested in the process of lifelong learning and continuing education for social services providers.  I enjoy mentoring students and the opportunity to help others achieve wholeheartedness in life and in work.  I am interested in the areas of Urban Social Work, Social Pedagogy, Development of Mental Health Services, Travel and Diversity, Reading and spending time in my husband