Louisiana State University, 1994, B.S.
Pepperdine University, 1999: MA,Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Alabama, 2001: MA, Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent
University of Alabama, 2005: PhD, Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent
Tulane University, 2006, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
As the director of the TIKES Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation to Childcare Centers Program, which focuses on supporting young children's social-emotional development in the context of child care centers, I am primarily interested in how ECMHC works. The TIKES ECMHC program has been serving early care and education centers across Louisiana since 2007 through a contract with the Louisiana Department of Education, and I co-developed it and have been directing since its inception. I supervise mental health consultants across the state and provide on-going training and support. In addition to the statewide program, I have worked with colleagues to expand the ECMHC model to serve early elementary grades (i.e., PK-2). I have studied clinical interventions, identity development, and along with my team, I am currently focused on examining the impact of ECMHC on children's behavior and teachers' level of burnout.
Vaughn, K., Boothe, A.B., Keyes, A.W. (2015). Reflective supervision as a key support for counselors. Louisiana Journal of Counseling, 22, 33-41.
Boothe, A.B. & Nagle, G. (2013). A Quality Start in Louisiana: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation as a primary support in a quality rating system. Zero to Three, 33 (5), 45–51.
Heller, S.H., Rice, J., Boothe, A., Sidell, M., Vaughn, K., Keyes, A., & Nagle, G. (2012). Social- emotional development, school readiness, teacher-child interaction, and classroom environments. Early Education and Development, 23 (6): 919-944.
Gleason, M. M., Heller, S. S., Nagle, G., Boothe, A., & Keyes, A (2012). Mental health screening in child care: Impact of a statewide training session. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 14 (2).
Heller, S. S., Boothe, A., Keyes, A., & Malik, N. (2012). Infant mental health consultation in early childhood classrooms. In S. J. Summers & R. Chazan-Cohen (Eds.), Understanding early childhood mental health: A practical guide for professionals. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
Heller, S. S., Boothe, A., Keyes, A., Nagle, G., Sidell, M. and Rice, J. (2011). Implementation of a mental health consultation model and its impact on early childhood teachers' efficacy and competence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32: 143–164.
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