Amy Nasamran is a post-doctoral research project manager in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education (CEPSE). She earned her PhD in School Psychology from Michigan State University (MSU), her MA from MSU, and a BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Nasamran is a limited licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan and a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist. She has an extensive clinical background working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in the school, home, community, hospital, and private practice settings.
Dr. Nasamran specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Her research and professional interests focus on facilitating the successful transition of young adults with ASD to adulthood, including examining ways to improve their educational, employment, and mental health outcomes. Dr. Nasamran currently manages a federally-funded randomized controlled trial study examining an employment-related social skills intervention for high school students with ASD.
Courses Taught (TA):
CEP 801A: Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education
CEP803A: Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities, MSU
CEP843: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Implications
CEP904: Social-Emotional Development Across the Lifespan
TE150: Reflections on Learning