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Dr. Hilit Kletter directs the clinical arm of the Early Life Stress and Resilience Program. She is head of the Stress and Resilience clinic which provides assessment, consultation, and treatment for youth with a wide range of traumas including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, community and domestic violence, medical trauma, sudden/violent death, and emotional abuse. She is leading the trauma training rotation within the clinic which provides supervision to medical fellows and residents as well as psychology graduate students. She was part of the development team for Cue-Centered Therapy (CCT), an intervention for youth exposed to chronic trauma, and is the director of the CCT training and dissemination program. 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 teaching and training both within Stanford and to the community, nationally and internationally. 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.
Risk and resiliency factors of childhood posttraumatic stress and development and improvement of treatment interventions.