Valerie A. Wajda-Johnston, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Clinician, Tulane Parenting Education Center
Phone
(504) 988-5405
School of Medicine
Valerie Wajda-Johnston, PhD

Education & Affiliations

Loyola College, Maryland 1993 M.A., Psychology
St. Louis University 2001 Ph.D. , Clinical Psychology
Tulane University School of Medicine 7/00 - 6/01 Psychology Internship
Tulane University School of Medicine 7/01 - 6/02 Post-Doctoral Fellow - Infant and Child Psychology

Biography

Clinician, Metropolitan Child and Youth Services Clinic

Consulting Psychologist, Louisiana Children’s Museum

Clinical Supervisor, Tulane University School of Medicine’s Psychology Internship Program, Metropolitan Child and Youth Services Clinic

Faculty member, Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Years at Tulane: Since 2000

Contributions

Wajda-Johnston, V.A., Smyke, A.T., Nagle, G.A., & Larrieu, J.A. (2005).  Using technology as a training, supervision and consultation aid.  In K.M. Finello (Ed.) Handbook of Training and Practice in Infant and Preschool Mental Health.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Smyke, A.T., Wajda-Johnston, V.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2004). Working with traumatized children in the child welfare system. In J.D. Osofsky (Ed.) Young Children and Trauma, New York, Guilford Press.

Wajda-Johnston, V.A., Smyke, A.T., Nagle, G.A., & Larrieu, J.A. (2005). Using technology as a training, supervision and consultation aid. In K.M. Finello (Ed.) Handbook of Training and Practice in Infant and Preschool Mental Health, San Francisco, Jossey Bass.

The main focus of Dr. Wajda-Johnston's clinical work is assessment and intervention with toddlers through teens and their families. She provides training in the areas of Infant Mental Health and child and adolescent psychology. She also provides outreach services to children in the metropolitan New Orleans area through the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Dr. Wajda-Johnston is interested in training issues at every educational level.