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Dr. Kari Sassu

Dr. Sassu

Kari Sassu, Ph.D., NCSP
(203) 392-5912
Office: Davis 115I

Dr. Kari Sassu is an Associate Professor in the Counseling and School Psychology Department at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Sassu is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  She is also holds certifications as both a school psychologist and a school administrator in the state of Connecticut. Previously, Dr. Sassu worked within the Center for Behavioral Education and Research at the University of Connecticut, where she served as the Implementation Coordinator for School-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports in numerous urban school districts. Her professional experience also includes service as a school psychology practitioner, conducting neuropsychological evaluations of children and young adults, and providing in-patient rehabilitation counseling to adult patients with dual diagnoses. Dr. Sassu earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychological Services, both from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master’s degree and Sixth Year Professional Diploma in School Psychology from the University of Connecticut, a Sixth Year Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University, and a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut.  Her current research interests include: prevention strategies and intervention methodologies aimed at eradicating problematic behavior among school children, gender differences in aggressive behavior, and the employment of strategies that capitalize on the mind-body connection to reduce negative effects of various health/ medical conditions.