Psy.D. Colloquia - Grady Nia Project: Assessing and Treating Abused, Suicidal, Low-Income, African American Women
Date and Location:
Date: November 7, 2012
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Regent University Campus, Library Auditorium
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Both intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicidal behavior are significant public health concerns for African American women. This presentation discusses these two public health conditions, as well as the link between IPV and suicide attempts in this population. Then, attention is paid to the description of the Grady Nia Project, which is a culturally competent empowerment group intervention designed to reduce those risk factors and enhance those protective factors associated with suicidal behavior among African American women in abusive partnerships. Data supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of the Grady Nia Project will be shared. Finally, case vignettes will be used to illustrate the lives and experiences of the women in the Grady Nia Project.
PsyD students and licensed psychologists
Level:Intermediate and Advanced
This workshop will offer psychologists a culturally informed approach for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating African American women in abusive relationships who have attempted suicide.
This workshop is designed to help mental health professionals:
- Understand the link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicidal behavior in the African American community.
- Effectively assess abused and suicidal African American women.
- Conduct efficacious, culturally competent, and gender sensitive interventions for abused and suicidal African American women.
2:00 PM - Welcome, Announcements, Introduction
2:05 PM - Presentation
3:50 PM - Questions/Answers
4:00 PM - Dismiss
Nadine J. Kaslow, APA President Elect 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 the Rollins School of Public Health. At Emory, she is Past-President if the University Senate and Past-Chair of the Faculty Council and former Special Assistant to the Provost. 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 Departments of Psychiatry. Child Study Center, and Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. In 2012, she received an honorary degree (Doctorate of Humane Letters) from Pepperdine University, where she also gave the commencement address. In 2012, she also gave the commencement address for Wright State University School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Kaslow is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Board of Trustees and the Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. She is Past President of APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), Society of Family Psychology (Division 43), and Division of Psychotherapy (Division 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, Dr. Kaslow was the Chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and she is now a board member Emeritus of the organization. In 2002, she chaired the multinational 2002 Competencies Conference: Future Directions in Education and Credentialing in Professional Psychology. Dr. Kaslow was a Fellow in the 2003-2004 Class of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, a Fellow in the 2004 Woodruff Leadership Academy, and a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow through the United States 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. Currently, 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; (2) National Institute of Mental Health examining evidence-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder; and the (3) Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration for a campus-wide suicidal prevention program. Dr. Kaslow has over 250 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 competency-based approach to psychology education and supervision.
Dr. Kaslow has received a number of awards including APA Division 29 Krasner Award for Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychotherapy, APA’s Division 43 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology, APA Heiser Award, Spielberger Empathy Award, APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award, APA 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 Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology, the Mentoring for Leadership Award, and the Dr. Rosalee Weiss Lecturer Award from the American Psychological Foundation.
A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she serves on a number of community boards, including the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Dr. 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 stress and coping during times of tragedy. Dr. Kaslow remains passionately involved in taking ballet classes and teaching ballet and serves as the psychologist for the Atlantic Ballet.
Disclaimer: Biography information retrieved from APA website - http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/leadership/nadine-kaslow.aspx
Open to the Public with Registration
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