Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
LIWP Executive Committee
Kaslow is a professor with tenure, Emory University School of Medicine department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, chief psychologist, Grady Health System, vice chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director of the postdoctoral fellowship program in professional psychology at Emory University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the departments of psychology, pediatrics and emergency medicine, and in the Rollins School of Public Health. In 2012, she received an honorary degree (doctor of humane letters) from Pepperdine University, where she also gave the commencement address. At Emory, she is past president of the University Senate, past chair of the Faculty Council and former special assistant to the provost. Kaslow received her doctorate at the University of Houston and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the faculty at Emory University in 1990, Kaslow was an assistant professor in the departments of psychiatry, Child Study Center and pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine.
President-elect of the American Psychological Association (APA), she serves as editor of the Journal of Family Psychology®. She is past president of APA's Society of Clinical Psychology (Div. 12), Society of Family Psychology (Div. 43), and Division of Psychotherapy (Div. 29), as well as the American Board of Clinical Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology, Family Process Institute and the Wynne Center for Family Research. From 1998-2002, Kaslow was the chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and she is now a board member emeritus of this organization. In 2002, she chaired the multinational 2002 Competencies Conference: Future Directions in Education and Credentialing in Professional Psychology. Kaslow was a fellow in the 2003-2004 class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, a fellow in the 2004 Woodruff Leadership Academy and a primary care public policy fellow through the U.S. Public Health Service - Department of Health and Human Services.
She has been a member of the National Institute of Mental Health Interventions and Treatment and Child Psychopathology and Treatment Institutional Review groups. She is the recipient of grants from the (1) National Institute of Mental Health focused on the treatment of intimate partner violence and suicidal behavior in African-American women and the (2) National Institutes of Mental Health examining evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder. Kaslow has more than 280 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, post-traumatic stress disorder and its treatment, couples and family therapy, women’s mental health, pediatric psychology, and a competency-based approach to psychology education and supervision.
Kaslow has received a number of awards including APA's Heiser Award for legislative advocacy, APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, APA's Presidential Citation, Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Outstanding Teacher Award, Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training, the Dr. Rosalee Weiss Lecturer Award from the American Psychological Foundation, the Educator of the Year Award from Emory’s department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, the Grady Health Foundation Inspiring Mentor Award and Emory University’s Thomas Jefferson Award.
A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she has served on a number of community boards. Kaslow is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television programs, and is often called upon by print media to comment on a broad array of mental health topics relevant to children, women, families, stress and coping during times of tragedy. Kaslow remains passionately involved in ballet, taking classes and teaching ballet, and serves as the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet.