1. Consultant
Bonnie Kaul Nastasi, PhD
Professor, School Psychology Program
Director, Tulane University Child Rights Team
Director, International Psychological Well-Being Research Team

Tulane University
Department of Psychology
2007 Percival Stern Hall
6400 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Email: bnastasi@tulane.edu
Phone (mobile): 504-432-8632

2. Consultant history
Bonnie Kaul Nastasi, Ph.D. (Kent State University, 1986, School Psychology & Early Childhood Education) is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Science and Engineering, at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.  Dr. Nastasi co-directs a trauma specialization in the School Psychology PhD Program at Tulane. Dr. Nastasi’s research focuses on the use of mixed methods designs to develop and evaluate culturally appropriate assessment and intervention approaches for promoting mental health and reducing health risks such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, both within the US and internationally. She has worked in Sri Lanka since 1995 on development of school-based programs to promote psychological well-being and directed a multi-country study of psychological well-being of children and adolescents with research partners in 12 countries from 2008-2013. She was one of the principal investigators of an interdisciplinary public health research program to prevent STIs among married men and women living in the slums of Mumbai, India from 2002-2013. She is active in promotion of child rights and social justice within the profession of school psychology and has directed the development of a curriculum for training school psychologists internationally on child rights, a joint effort of International School Psychology Association, International Institute of Child Rights and Development, Division 16 of the American Psychological Association (APA), and Tulane University’s School Psychology Program.  Dr. Nastasi is a past-president of APA’s Division 16 and 2013-2014 Co-Chair of APA’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology.

3. Consultant availability

Please contact me by email to arrange consultation, bnastasi@tulane.edu.

4. Recommended publications

  • Online Self-Study Modules: School Psychologists as Advocates for Child Rights. https://www.myhaikuclass.com/CRCmodule/crcformentalhealthprofessionals/signup [Invitation Code: X4WJK].
  • “Child Rights” Position Statement, National Association of School Psychologists, 2012, http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/position_paper.aspx.
  • Nastasi, B. K., & Naser, S. (2014). Child rights as a framework for advancing professional standards for practice, ethics and professional development in School Psychology. School Psychology International, 35 (1), 36-49.
  • Nastasi, B. K. (2014). Empowering child voices through research. In Johnson, C., Friedman, H., Diaz, J., & Franco., Z., & Nastasi, B.,  (Eds.), Praeger Handbook of Social Justice and Psychology: Volume 3. Youth and Disciplines in Psychology (pp. 75-90). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Praeger.
  • Nastasi, B. K., & Varjas, K. (2013). Social justice in school psychology: An international perspective. In D. Shriberg, S. Y. Song, A. H. Miranda, & K. M. Radliff (Eds.), School Psychology and social justice: Conceptual foundations and tools for practice (pp. 29-52). NY: Routledge.