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