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Neha Navsaria, PhD

Current Position
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

University Roles
Clinical Director, SYNCHRONY Project
Co-Director, Psychotherapy Training Clinic & Seminar
Co-Director, Preschool Mental Health Clinic

Education and Training
BA: Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2008

MA: Developmental Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2003

PhD: Counseling Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Internship: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2007

Clinical Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Early Emotional Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine, 2011

Major Awards
Excellence In Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, 2014
American Psychological Foundation Okura Mental Health Leadership Fellow, 2011
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society Research Grant, 2006
Asian American Psychological Association Dissertation Award, 2006
Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation Education Award, 2005

Areas of Clinical Interest
Social and emotional development in early childhood
Parent-child relational therapy
Interventions in the context of play
Pediatric psychology
Cultural competency


Areas of Research Interests
Risk and resilience in young children
Effectiveness of parent-child therapies
Ethnic identity development


Key Publications
Navsaria, N., Gilbert, K., Whealen, D. & Lenze, S. (in press). Effects of early environment and caregiving. In J. Luby (Ed.), Handbook of Preschool Mental Health, 2nd edition. Guilford Press.

Navsaria, N. & Hong, J. (2016). Prevention in early childhood: Models of parenting intervention among immigrants. In M. Israelashvili and J.L. Romano (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of International Prevention Science. Cambridge University Press.

Constantino, J.N., Ben-David, V., Navsaria, N., Spiegel, T.S., Glowinski, A.L., Rogers, C. & Jonson-Reid, M. (2016). Two-generation psychiatric intervention in the prevention of early childhood maltreatment recidivism. American Journal of Psychiatry.

Navsaria, N. & Luby, J.L. (2015). Assessing the Pre-School Age Child. In M. Dulcan (Ed.), Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2nd Edition. American Psychiatric Publishing.

Luby, J.L. & Navsaria, N. (2010). Pediatric bipolar disorder: Evidence for prodromal states and early markers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 23(5), 717-725.

Kazak, A., Rourke, M. & Navsaria, N. (2009). Families and other systems in pediatric psychology. In M. Roberts (Ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 4th edition. New York: Guilford.