Women in Psychology Speaker Series

made possible by a WOX Giving Circle Grant | December 29, 2009

Thanks to a generous grant from the Women of Excellence Giving Circle, the Xavier University Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society of Psychology will host three prominent female psychologists speaking on women’s issues. Xavier students, alumni and the public are invited to attend these thought provoking lectures.

Eating Disorders and Body Image
Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD
January 27, 2010 at 7:30pm 
Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall
Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD is the director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute and a distinguished scholar for the partnership for women’s health at Columbia University. She has lectured at over 300 conferences and written on the treatment of eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem. She is an expert and media spokesperson for the Dove real beauty campaign and Dove’s self-esteem fund. She is the author of Change Your Mind Change Your Body and is presently co-writing a book with Bob Green on the barriers to weight loss. She has appeared on national television shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, Good Morning America and CNN. 
Climbing the ladder in heels:  Strategies for the working woman
Robin T. Arthur, PsyD
February 2, 2010 at 7:30pm
Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall
Dr. Robin Thompson Arthur is the Chief of Psychology for the Lindner Center of HOPE and Managing Director of Sibcy House. She is an Assistant Professor at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and previously an Adjunct Professor at Xavier University. She received her Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from  Xavier University. 
Dr. Arthur was a member of the clinical team that created Lindner Center of HOPE. She oversees psychological clinical treatment at the Lindner Center and treats a wide range of clinical disorders in her practice.  One of her passions is helping women to realize their fullest potential in life. Her treatment approach encompasses body, mind and spirit to bring the whole person to wellness. Dr. Arthur lectures on countless topics locally and regionally including Women’s Mental Health Issues, Women in the Workplace, Tweens and Self Esteem, Parenting Techniques, Personality Disorders, and Mindfulness Practices. 
Prior to joining the Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Arthur had a private practice and consulted to a variety of businesses and serves as an executive coach to professionals. She was consultant to four community mental health adolescent residential facilities in Cincinnati. She worked in research at Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her background before moving into the field of psychology includes supporting a variety of medical disciplines, including general and vascular surgery, neurology, and as a triage nurse for Queen City Physicians Pediatrics. She has participated in training Cincinnati Police recruits in mental health issues. Her personal background in the performing arts training as a professional ballet dancer enriches her performance optimization work with performers and athletes.
Intimate Partner Violence:  What Can We Do To Make a Difference
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
March 15, 2010 at 7:30pm
Cintas Banquet Center, Conference Room 2
Nadine J. Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor with tenure, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System; Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Professional Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine; and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 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 of 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.
Dr. Kaslow is the Incoming Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. She is President of the following organizations: American Board of Clinical Psychology, Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29) of the APA, Family Process Institute, and the Wynne Center for Family Research. She is President-Elect of the American Board of Professional Psychology Board of Trustees, and Past President of both the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) and the Division of Family Psychology (Division 43) of the APA. 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 this organization. She is in the APA Board of Professional Affairs and a member of APA’s Council of Representatives. In 2010, she will join the APA Board of Directors. 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 and she currently is core faculty for the program. She also was a Fellow in the 2004 Woodruff Leadership Academy.
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health focused on the treatment of intimate partner violence and suicidal behavior in African American women, as well as a grant from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention focused on helping families cope with the loss of a loved one to suicide. Dr. Kaslow has over 230 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, couples and family therapy, women’s mental health, pediatric psychology, and supervision and training of psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.
Dr. Kaslow has received a number of awards including American Psychological Association (APA) Division 29 Krasner Award for Distinguished Early Career Contribution to Psychotherapy (1994), APA’s Division 43 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology (1999), Spielberger Empathy Award (2003), APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award (2004), Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers Outstanding Teacher Award (2005), and Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training (2007). In 2006, she received a Presidential Citation from the APA for her efforts to assist displaced interns and postdoctoral fellows in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2000, she was a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow through the United States Public Health Service under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services and she received the APA Hesier Award for her efforts in legislative advocacy and public policy.
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 Atlanta Ballet.