Melody Keller, Ph.D.

Melody Keller, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

Melody Keller, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Keller (PSY26029) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. During graduate school, she received mentorship from anxiety experts Drs. Michelle Craske and Lindsey Bergman. Dr. Keller completed her predoctoral internship in the general child track at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, during which she completed major rotations in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Service, ABC Child Day Treatment Program, and Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked with children and adolescents in individual and group treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco. Dr. Keller is the former Associate Director of the UCLA Pediatric OCD Intensive Outpatient Program and Program Manager of the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program. Her primary area of clinical interest is exposure and response prevention for individuals with OCD.

Selected Publications

Bergman, R.L., Gonzalez, A., Piacentini, J., & Keller, M.L. (2013). Integrated behavior therapy for selective mutism: A randomized controlled pilot study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 680-689.

Eifert, G.H., Forsyth, J.P., Arch, J., Espejo, E., Keller, M., & Langer, D. (2009). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Three Case Studies Exemplifying a Unified Treatment Protocol. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 368-385.

Bergman, R.L., Keller, M.L., Piacentini, J.C., & Bergman, A. (2008). The Development and psychometric properties of the Selective Mutism Questionnaire. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 456-464.

Keller, M.L., & Craske, M.G. (2008). Panic disorder and agoraphobia. In J. Hunsley & E. J. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work (pp. 230-253). New York: Oxford University Press.

Piacentini, J., Bergman, R.L., Keller, M., & McCracken, J. (2003). Functional impairment in children and adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Special Issue:  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 13, S61-S69.