Dr. Natalie Starling
Natalie Starling, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA
Phone: (203) 392-7194
Office: DA 115B
Dr. Natalie Starling is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Licensed Psychologist (LP) in Connecticut, and Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University’s Counseling and School Psychology Program. Dr. Starling earned her Master’s degree and Sixth Year in School Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the Southern team, Dr. Starling served students in preK-12 as a school psychologist in central and southern Connecticut. She also served as an educational and behavioral consultant across multiple school districts and clinical day treatment programs. A 2012 nominee for Connecticut School Psychologist of the Year and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP), Dr. Starling’s practice focused on academic, behavioral, and social-emotional assessment that promoted the development of effective interventions across systems of multi-tiered support in both public and alternative school settings.
At Southern, Dr. Starling is a recipient of the following honors: Outstanding Academic Advisor Award and a nomination for the J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Starling’s goals include the training, development, and support of future school psychologists and counselors who will not only become distinguished research-practitioners but who are also driven to support the needs of children, families, and communities through a deep understanding of the social challenges of our times and advocacy for scientific curiosity and empiricism. Dr. Starling’s research areas of concentration include systems-level support, data system development, and applied behavior analysis focusing on organizational and systems consultation to empower teams, data-driven decision-making, and effective leadership. Dr. Starling’s doctoral research focused on the development and implementation of evidence-based consultation services, with emphasis on educational technology, including video-self modeling, and positive behavior supports.