Dr. Keith Nuechterlein, PhD, Psychologist
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Dr. Keith Nuechterlein, PhD

Psychologist

300 Medical Plz Los Angeles CA, 90095

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Dr. Keith Nuechterlein is a psychologist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Nuechterlein specializes in the treatment of mental health problems, and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Nuechterlein evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit Dr. Nuechterlein because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help. Psychologists may perform a variety of exams and assessments to diagnose a mental condition.

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    Often it does, both to ease the pain and to move on. READ MORE

  • Does relaxation help anxiety?

    Yes, relaxation training can often help anxiety. Often several relaxation training sessions are needed to learn the procedures, but then the relaxation can be triggered by yourself in response to anxious feelings. Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D. READ MORE

  • What is the difference between cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy?

    The most common usage of the term cognitive therapy is to mean cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Used in this way, both terms refer to a form of psychotherapy in which one focuses on certain thoughts or interpretations of events that lead to troublesome emotions or behaviors. By changing certain patterns of thinking about events and oneself, this therapy aims to change the resulting emotional reactions and behaviors. Sometimes the term cognitive therapy has been used to refer to rational-emotive therapy or to cognitive remediation. Rational-emotive therapy is similar to cognitive behavior therapy in its emphasis on directly changing thought patterns, but it focuses on improving rational thinking rather than on certain automatic thought patterns. Cognitive remediation is quite different. It uses training of cognitive skills, often through computerized exercises, to strengthen abilities in areas such as attention, memory, problem solving, and management of emotions. Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D. READ MORE

  • What can I do for social anxiety?

    Social anxiety can be treated with medication, psychological therapies, or a combination. The psychological therapies that are effective include cognitive behavioral therapy, which helps to revise the thoughts that occur when social situations are imagined or directly experienced, and behavioral therapy, which gradually exposes a person to the anxiety-producing situation in a way that extinguishes the anxiety response. I do not specialize in treatment of social anxiety, but a number of psychologists and psychiatrists do. You should consult a mental health professional in your area, as they could be helpful. Keith Nuechterlein, Ph.D. READ MORE

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Get to know Psychologist Dr. Keith Nuechterlein, who serves patients in Los Angeles, California.

Licensed psychologist, Dr. Nuechterlein, serves as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Alongside his academic role, he serves as the Director of the Aftercare Program, a research clinic devoted to the research and treatment of patients with schizophrenia, at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in Los Angeles, California. He also served as the Director of UCLA Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizophrenia, a multidisciplinary institute devoted to the study of human behavior and mental disorders, located within the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

The doctor’s expertise focuses on cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, their role as genetic vulnerability factors, their connections to functional outcome, and their remediation. His ongoing research on the early course of schizophrenia examines the influence of cognitive deficits in the early course of first-episode patients, with an emphasis on treatments that improve cognition and occupational and educational outcome. 

In addition to having received numerous research grants from NIMH and other sources, Dr. Nuechterlein has served as the Co-Chair of the Neurocognition Committee for the NIMH-funded initiative, Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS). This group guided the development of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery, a standardized outcome measure for clinical trials to assess the impact of new interventions on core cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. 

Pertaining to his educational background, Dr. Nuechterlein received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1970 and his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1978. 

Listed among the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited researchers for psychology/psychiatry, he is the author of over 300 journal articles. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Schizophrenia Bulletin, and is currently serving on the editorial board of Psychological Medicine.

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind. It includes the study of conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. Psychologists assess, diagnose, and treat psychological problems and behavioral dysfunctions related to physical and mental health. In addition, they play a major role in the promotion of healthy behavior, preventing diseases and improving patients’ quality of life.

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