Karen L. Schiltz, Ph.D.

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Clinical Neuropsychology

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Maya Guendelman, Ph.D. is a Psychological Assistant for Dr. Schiltz. Dr. Guendelman earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Ph.D.) from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with Honors, from Stanford University in 2007, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile from 2008-2009. Dr. Guendelman is currently completing her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. In August 2016, she will be starting a Pediatric Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship through The Help Group/UCLA Neuropsychology Program. Dr. Guendelman previously trained at San Francisco General Hospital and at University of California, San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, in the departments of Neurology and Hematology/Oncology, as well as the Craniofacial Disorders Clinic. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and young adults with learning difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral disorders, autis m spectrum disorder, epilepsy, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and a range of other developmental, genetic and neurological disorders. Her research has been published in leading journals including Psychological Science, Development and Psychopathology, and Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology . Dr. Guendelman is interested in understanding how a child's broader social context affects his or her neurobehavioral development and overall well-being. As a bicultural Chilean-American, she is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.


Early-adult correlates of maltreatment in girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Increased risk for internalizing symptoms and suicidality: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25723055

Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder predicts intimate partner victimization in young women: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25663589

Fitting in but getting fat: Identity threat and dietary choices among U.S. immigrant groups: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21653909




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