Expert: Nadine Kaslow


Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, is professor and vice-chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Professional Psychology, Emory University School of Medicine; Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System. She has joint appointments in the departments of Psychology, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine.

Kaslow has over 240 publications on the assessment and treatment of family violence (intimate partner violence, child maltreatment), assessment and treatment of depression and suicide in youth and adults, couples and family therapy, women’s mental health, pediatric psychology and a competency-based approach to psychology education and supervision.

Her research includes grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health to engage African American survivors of intimate partner violence who are experiencing suicidal behavior to participate in a counseling program. Kaslow and her team developed the program over the years by working closely with the women to ensure all of their needs were met. Kaslow also has a grant from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention to develop a strategy to help families cope with the loss of a loved one to suicide, and a grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration to create and disseminate a campus-wide suicide prevention program.

Kaslow is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television programs, and is often called upon to comment to newspapers and magazines on a broad array of mental health topics relevant to children, women, families and coping during times of tragedy.

Additionally, Dr. Kaslow remains passionately involved in ballet, and serves as the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet Company.

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