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Karen L. Schiltz, PhD

Pediatric and Young Adult Neuropsychologist


Clinical Director, Golden State Neuropsychology
Clinical Professor (Voluntary), Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
California License Psy Lic #PSY9508
National Register for Health Service Providers #34955

Dr. Schiltz is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the state of California. She has conducted a private practice specializing in the clinical and forensic neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults since 1988. As of July 2016, Dr. Schiltz has held an appointment as a Clinical Professor (Voluntary) at the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC). Her teaching duties involve supervising trainees and presenting in the areas of pediatric and young adult neuropsychological assessment including ethics, standards of care, and accommodation assessment. Previous to this clinical academic position, she held appointments as an Associate and Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. From 1985-1987, Dr. Schiltz completed a post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and trained under Paul Satz, Ph.D. Dr. Schiltz received her doctoral degree in psychology in 1984 from the American Psychological Association accredited California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles.

In her clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Schiltz has emphasized the critical importance of integrating neuropsychological assessment findings to evidence-based interventions and accommodations in the classroom in a “user-friendly” manner. Dr. Schiltz supports a comprehensive team approach in the assessment and remediation of children and young adults who struggle with cognitive, learning, behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties. She sees a variety of students who are referred subsequent to or in the process of being diagnosed with a suspected learning disorder, attentional and concentrational compromises, suspected social communication disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and social (pragmatic) communication disorder, memory disorders, neurotoxin exposure, sports-related concussions, seizure disorders, scuba diving illnesses, cognitive changes due to medical illness or surgery, substance abuse disorders, high cognitive ability profiles, genetic conditions, and other neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. Her experience has come from assessing children and working on intervention teams both in the hospital as well as university and private-practice based settings.

Dr. Schiltz has written, co-written, and/or presented over 90 papers, manuscripts, and publications. Her book, “Beyond the Label,” published by Oxford University Press was published in 2012, with co-authors, Amy Schonfeld, Ph.D. and Tara Niendam, Ph.D.

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Dr. Schiltz's curriculum vitae is available upon request.