Neha Navsaria Kirtane

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Child)

Additional Titles & Roles


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

Education & Training


  • Postdoctoral traning: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2011
  • Clinical Fellowship: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
  • PhD: Counseling Psychology: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
  • MA: Developmental Psychology: Columbia University, New York, NY, 2008
  • BA: Psychology: Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2003

Major Awards


  • Excellence In Teaching Award, 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

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. (2017). 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.