Karen Wilson, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise
Child Development, Children’s Issues, Psychology, Neuropsychological assessment, Developmental disorders.
Dr. Wilson is a clinical neuropsychologist, a specialized discipline of psychology that examines the relationship between brain systems and behavior. Over the last seven years, her work has focused on the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, but she also has a great deal of experience evaluating adults. Wilson was a clinical psychology supervisor at the HELP Group in Sherman Oaks, Calif., and formed her own independent practice in 2010.
Wilson completed her postdoctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology at the UCLA School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, where she was chief fellow. She also completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center and received practicum training at the Medical Psychology Clinic at Johns Hopkins University.
Wilson is a graduate coordinator of the Master of Arts in Psychology program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also an assistant clinical professor (voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. At UCLA, she supervises cases involving the neuropsychological assessment of children and adults who present with cognitive, learning, and social-emotional difficulties.
Her research includes the examination of psychosocial functioning in children with learning disorders and/or AD/HD and psychological functioning in college students with AD/HD. She has also received funding from the National Institutes of Health to examine neurocognitive and psychosocial functioning in individuals infected with HIV.
Ph.D Psychology, Howard University, Washington D.C.
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