Robert Naseef, Ph.D., has practiced for over 25 years as a psychologist. He is a graduate of Temple University specializing in families of children with disabilities. He is the co-founder of Alternative Choices, an independent psychology practice in Old City, Philadelphia. Dr. Naseef has clinical privileges at Penn Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is also a board member of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists: The Psychology Network. In 2008, he was honored by Variety, The Children's Charity for his contributions to the autism community. He is a member of the Panel of Professional Advisors of the Autism Society of America.
Dr. Naseef's first book Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Parenting a Child with a Disability has received international recognition and launched him as an autism and special needs expert speaker. His latest book is Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together. He is the co-editor, along with Dr. Cindy Ariel, of Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People with Autism, and Professionals Share Their Wisdom.
Dr. Naseef enjoys speaking at conferences nationally and internationally on the vital issues facing families. He has a variety of presentations available for centers or institutions looking for training or speaking engagements. Please visit his speaker packet page to learn more about these opportunities.
As the father of an adult son with autism, Dr. Naseef integrates his personal experiences into his professional expertise on autism and special needs. He writes and speaks as an autism and special needs expert from an academically informed perspective, as well as his first hand knowledge. Dr. Naseef has used his resources to counsel parents of children with special needs and to host a variety of group therapy sessions for fathers to express themselves and receive support.