Specialty Areas: Cultural competency/diversity trainings, evidence-based behavior management strategies for children, parent training, teacher consultation, motivational interviewing with teachers, couple therapy with gay and lesbian couples, cognitive behavioral therapy
Olubukonla (Bukky) Kolawole, PsyD is a clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a senior clinician in the Institute for Prevention Science, where she works primarily on the ParentCorps project. Dr. Kolawole spearheads the TeacherCorps intervention, through which she develops and conducts trainings/ professional development workshops for early childhood teachers and community mental health professionals in a variety of areas. Topics include the use of evidence-based behavior management strategies, collaboration between teachers and parents, and cultural competency. Her clinical and research interests include the use of motivational interviewing approaches in school and teacher consultations, the efficacy of cultural competency trainings for educators, administrators and health care professionals using experiential exercises, and the racial/ethnic socialization of children.
Dr. Kolawole received her BA in personality psychology from La Sierra University. She completed both her MS in applied psychology and PsyD in clinical psychology at Long Island University (CW Post Campus).
Prior to joining the faculty at the NYU Child Study Center, Dr. Kolawole received training in a variety of mental health settings including Creedmoor Hospital, Long Island Center for Cognitive Therapy, Long Island Jewish- Schneider's Children Hospital, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her dissertation focused on understanding comparisons of subtypes of intimate partner violence perpetrators.
Dr. Kolawole is a member of the American Psychological Association and Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists. She has presented her research at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Most recently, she received an award for outstanding service and leadership from CW Post's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.
In the News
NYU ParentCorps Offers Parenting Skills to Community for 10 Years
Washington Square News highlighted the NYU Child Study Center's ParentCorps Program in a recent piece. They spoke to Bukky Kolawole, PsyD, clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Katherine Rosenblatt, LMSW, clinical assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about ParentCorps which is a 14-week program aimed to help Pre-K students develop positive social habits and behavioral skills. Over the last 10 years, the program has been adopted by 10 public schools in New York with over 1,000 children currently enrolled. Click here to read the full story. (March 10, 2011)