Allison Boothe, PhD

Current Positions:
Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Director, Louisiana Quality Rating Mental Health Consultation to Child Care Centers

Education &Training:
Louisiana State University, 1990-1994: B.S. - Psychology.
Pepperdine University, 1997-1999: M.A.-Clinical Psychology
University of Alabama, 1999-2001: M.A.-Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
University of Alabama, 2001-2005: Ph.D. – Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2004-2005: Clinical Psychology Internship.
Tulane University School of Medicine/JPHSA Infant Team, 2005-2006: Post-doctoral fellowship in Infant and Child Mental Health.

Years at Tulane:
Since January 2003

Allison B. Boothe, a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine and is the director of the Louisiana Quality Start Mental Health Consultation to Childcare Centers Program. Allison co-developed the Louisiana Quality Start early childhood mental health consultation model (ECMHC), which focuses on supporting young children's social-emotional development in the context of child care centers. 

As director of the ECMHC program, Allison supervises mental health consultants across the state and provides on-going training and support. She is currently working on expanding this ECMHC model to kindergarten and first grade programs in New Orleans charter schools. Allison is a member of the steering committee for the Bridge to Quality Project of the Greater New Orleans Child Care Rebuild Collaborative. Her research interests include the impact of mental health consultation on child care quality, school readiness, clinical interventions, and identity development.

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., Nagle, G., Sidell, M. and Rice, J. (2011). Implementation of mental health consultation model and its impact on early childhood teachers' efficacy and competence. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32: 143–164. doi: 10.1002/imhj.20289

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.

Gleason, M.M. & Boothe, A.B. (2013). Mental Health in Early Education and Childcare.Webinar presented for American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Child Care America.

Boothe, A.B. & Heller, S. S. (2012). Louisiana's Mental Health Consultation Program.Paper presented as part of a symposium on mental health consultation at the 18th Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Human Development, New Orleans, LA.

Boothe, A.B. (2011).A Quality Start in Louisiana:Mental Health Consultation to Child Care Centers. Presented at the QRIS National Learning Network, National QRIS Conference. Washington D.C.

Phone: (504) 988-5405
Fax: (504) 988-4264

Allison Boothe

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000