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2014 American Psychological Association President to Deliver Keynote Address at NSU Commencement

Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP, to Address Next Group of NSU Graduates


Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is very pleased to announce that Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP, the immediate past-president (2014) of the American Psychological Association, will address degree candidates at the June 12, 2015 commencement ceremony. Dr. Kaslow is also a current professor and vice chair for faculty development and director of postdoctoral fellowship training at Emory University School of Medicine Studies.

“To have someone of Dr. Kaslow’s caliber address our graduates is truly something special,” said Karen Grosby, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies. “Dr. Kaslow has walked the path many of our students are getting ready to follow, and the lessons she can share are invaluable.”

The ceremony is scheduled at NSU’s Don Taft University Center at 10 a.m. June 12. The University Center is located on NSU’s main campus, 3301 College Dr., Davie. The ceremony will feature degree candidates from CPS will be graduates from NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice, all of which are part of NSU’s Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS) group.

Dr. Kaslow is board-certified in clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and couple and family psychology, and serves as a private practitioner through the Emory Clinic and as the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet. In addition, Dr. Kaslow works at Grady Health System, an inner-city hospital serving economically disadvantaged and primarily minority populations. She learned about policy as a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Public Policy Fellow. She received a Karl F. Heiser Award for Distinguished Contributions in Advocacy in Psychology for her efforts working with members of Congress to include psychology in the Health Care Fairness Act.

Dr. Kaslow is a former chair and board member emeritus of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers and former chair of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils. For more than 20 years, she has been researching culturally competent assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior and family violence in African-Americans, with a focus on women, youth depression, family systems medicine, and education and training.

She 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.

Dr. 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. In addition, she received a Karl F. Heiser Award for Distinguished Contributions in Advocacy in Psychology for her efforts working with members of Congress to include psychology in the Health Care Fairness Act.

A member of Rosalynn Carter’s Mental Health Advisory Board, she has served on a number of community boards. 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 Atlanta Ballet.




About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and first-professional degrees levels.  An independent, not-for-profit institution with approximately 25,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as  San Juan, Puerto Rico and online globally.  For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit


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