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January 31, 2003


Emory Psychologist Chosen To Serve On Women's Resource Center Board of Directors

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD , professor at the Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and chief psychologist at Grady Memorial Hospital, has been appointed to serve on the Women’s Resource Center Board of Directors. Dr. Kaslow was chosen to serve on the board because of her extensive research and clinical work at Grady Health System related to domestic violence within the African-American community.

Dr. Kaslow has been a national leader in understanding domestic violence as a risk factor for suicidal behavior among African-American women. She currently runs a group intervention program for abused, suicidal African-American women, known as the Grady Nia Project. She supervises another program, the Safety Project, for abused mothers and their children, ages 8 to 12.

Dr. Kaslow said she is honored to serve on the Women’s Resource Center board.

"The Women’s Resource Center provides fantastic resources for women," Dr. Kaslow said. "The center has worked extensively with the women in our programs, and they find the Women’s Resource Center to be a safe haven that helps them learn that love shouldn’t hurt."

Dr. Kaslow received her doctorate at the University of Houston and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University in 1990, Dr. Kaslow was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Child Study Center, and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kaslow has received numerous awards throughout her career, and was recently named a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow through the U.S. Public Health Service under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services. She was awarded the Spielberger Empathy Award this year. In 2002, she received the APA Hesier Award for her efforts in legislative advocacy and public policy.

Dr. Kaslow is past-president of the Division of Family Psychology and president-elect of the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She has published more than 130 articles and chapters on subjects that include assessment and treatment of family violence and child/adolescent psychopathology, couples and family therapy, and women’s mental health.

The Decatur-based Women’s Resource Center provides emergency shelter for battered women and their children, as well as a 24-hour crisis hotline, legal advocacy and children’s programs, support groups, and a community education outreach program.

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