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Neha Navsaria, PhD

Current Position
Instructor in Psychiatry (Child)

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

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
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
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.

Alderfer, M., Navsaria, N., & Kazak, A. (2009). Family functioning and posttraumatic stress in adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Family Psychology, 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.

Navsaria, N. & Petersen, S. (2007). Finding a voice in Shakti: Implications for counseling with Indian women. In D.M. Kawahara & O.M. Espin (Eds.), Feminist Reflections on Growth and Transformation: Asian American Women in Therapy. Binghamton: Haworth Press. Simultaneously published in Women & Therapy, 30(3), 161-175.

Monuteaux, M.C., Faraone, S.V., Herzig, K., Navsaria, N. & Biederman, J. (2005). ADHD and dyscalculia: Evidence for independent familial transmission. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 38(1), 86-93.