Valerie A. Wajda-Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Valerie A. Wajda-Johnston, Ph.D. a clinical psychologist, is an Assistant Professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Valerie is a training coordinator for the Infant Mental Health Training, that is offered through the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.  She is the clinical supervisor for the Tulane child interns at the Metropolitan Child and Youth Services clinic, which serves children and adolescents and their families. Valerie is certified in levels 2, 4 and 5 of Triple P (the Positive Parenting Program), and has offered the program at Tulane and through the Louisiana Children’s Museum to families from area schools and families of veterans. Valerie provides consultation services at the Louisiana Children’s Museum, which includes program development and direct consultation to parents and children. Valerie treats children under 6 and their families at the Tulane infant mental Health Services clinic.  She also provides parenting interventions for families with children birth to 18 at the Tulane Parenting Education Program Family Resource Center.  Her research and clinical interests include infant mental health, family and parenting skills development and professional training issues.