Hilit Kletter

Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Hilit Kletter is a licensed child psychologist with specialization in childhood trauma and posttraumatic stress. She has extensive experience
treating a wide range of traumas including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, community and domestic violence, medical trauma, sudden/violent
death, and emotional abuse. Dr. Kletter helped develop and oversees the training program for Stanford Cue-Centered Therapy, a treatment for youth
with chronic trauma. She has experience doing assessments as well as individual, group, and family psychotherapy utilizing evidence-based
practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure, and behavioral management to treat anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress
disorder, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias. She has worked in a variety of settings such as community
mental health, day-treatment programs, schools, a domestic violence shelter, and outpatient clinics. She provides training and consultation to school
staff and after school programs, community agencies, and youth organizations. In addition, Dr. Kletter supervises undergraduate and
graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and medical students. Dr. Kletter received her BA in anthropology from the University of Washington and was a Koret Foundation Fellow while completing her PhD studies at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge, CA and her post-doctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Child Psychiatry in Milpitas, CA.and her post-doctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Child Psychiatry in Milpitas, CA.

Professional Education

Medical Education: Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (2008) CA

Fellowship: Kaiser Permanente (2009) CA

Internship: Child and Family Guidance Center (2008) CA

Cue-centered treatment for youth exposed to interpersonal violence: a randomized controlled trial.
Carrion, V. G., Kletter, H., Weems, C. F., Berry, R. R., & Rettger, J. P. (2013). Cue-centered treatment for youth exposed to interpersonal violence: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of traumatic stress, 26(6), 654-662.

Helping Children Exposed to War and Violence: Perspectives from an International Work Group on Interventions for Youth and Families
Kletter, H., Rialon, R. A., Laor, N., Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Carrion, V. G. (2013). Helping Children Exposed to War and Violence: Perspectives from an International Work Group on Interventions for Youth and Families. CHILD & YOUTH CARE FORUM, 42(4), 371-388.

A prospective study on the association between caregiver psychological symptomatology and symptom clusters of pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder.
Wong, S. S., Kletter, H., Wong, Y., & Carrion, V. G. (2013). A prospective study on the association between caregiver psychological symptomatology and symptom clusters of pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of traumatic stress, 26(3), 385-391.

A prospective study of the association between caregiver psychopathology and symptom clusters in pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder
Wong, S. S., Kletter, H., Wong, Y., & Carrion, V. G. (2013). A prospective study of the association between caregiver psychopathology and symptom clusters in pediatric post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26.

Update on Neuroimaging and Cognitive Functioning in Maltreatment-Related Pediatric PTSD: Treatment Implications
Carrion, V. G., Wong, S. S., & Kletter, H. (2013). Update on Neuroimaging and Cognitive Functioning in Maltreatment-Related Pediatric PTSD: Treatment Implications. JOURNAL OF FAMILY VIOLENCE, 28(1), 53-61.

Working with youth exposed to war and violence: recommendations for future research and interventions
Kletter, H., Rialon, R. A., & Laor, N. (2013). Working with youth exposed to war and violence: recommendations for future research and interventions. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42.

BRAIN ACTIVATION TO FACIAL EXPRESSIONS IN YOUTH WITH PTSD SYMPTOMS
Garrett, A. S., Carrion, V., Kletter, H., Karchemskiy, A., Weems, C. F., & Reiss, A. (2012). BRAIN ACTIVATION TO FACIAL EXPRESSIONS IN YOUTH WITH PTSD SYMPTOMS. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY, 29(5), 449-459.

Treatment of Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Carrion, V. G., & Kletter, H. (2012). Treatment of Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Psychiatric Times , 29.

Posttraumatic stress disorder: shifting towards a developmental framework
Carrion, V. G., & Kletter, H. (2012). Posttraumatic stress disorder: shifting towards a developmental framework. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 21.

Update on neuroimaging in maltreatment-related pediatric ptsd: treatment implications
Carrion, V. G., Wong, S. S., & Kletter, H. (2012). Update on neuroimaging in maltreatment-related pediatric ptsd: treatment implications. Journal of Family Violence, 28.

Cue-centered treatment protocol for children exposed to interpersonal violence: a school-based randomized controlled trial
Carrion, V. G., Kletter, H., Weems, C. F., Rialon-Berry, R., & Rettger, J. P. (2012). Cue-centered treatment protocol for children exposed to interpersonal violence: a school-based randomized controlled trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26.

Brain activation to facial expressions in youth with PTSD symptoms
Garrett, A. S., Carrion, V. G., Kletter, H., Karchemskiy, A., Weems, C. F., & Allen, R. (2012). Brain activation to facial expressions in youth with PTSD symptoms. Depression and Anxiety, 29.

Guilt and posttraumatic stress symptoms in child victims of interpersonal violence.
Kletter, H., Weems, C. F., & Carrion, V. G. (2009). Guilt and posttraumatic stress symptoms in child victims of interpersonal violence. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 14(1), 71-83.

Guilt and posttraumatic stress symptoms in child victims of interpersonal violence
Kletter, H., Weems, C., & Carrion, V. (2009). Guilt and posttraumatic stress symptoms in child victims of interpersonal violence. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14.

Dissociation in PTSD
Waelde, L. C., Silvern, L., Fairbank, J., Carlson, E., & Kletter, H. (2008). Dissociation in PTSD. Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond (447-453). Rutledge.