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LEV GOTTLIEB, PHD

NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST (PSY 26509) | CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR UCLA

Assessing children, adolescents and young adults, and coordinating their care


Dr. Gottlieb earned his BA in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University School of Medicine. He completed specialty training in Neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital of Chicago, NYU Child Study Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, The Help Group and UCLA, where he continues to serve on the clinical faculty.

Dr. Gottlieb has extensive experience providing evaluations and treatment to youth with neurodevelopmental differences and acquired brain injuries, and has published and presented research on these conditions and their treatment as well as on learning, memory and talent.


Neuropsych Assessment

neuropsychological assessment

Dr. Gottlieb’s neuropsychological assessments include record review, clinical interviewing, school observations and standardized testing. Results and tailored recommendations are discussed shortly after assessment, and come with a comprehensive report.

A neuropsychological assessment profiles an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and yields information that can foster optimal functioning in all aspects of life. Dr. Gottlieb typically assesses the following areas: Overall Intellect l Academics: Reading, Math, Writing l Language: Receptive, Expressive, Social l Visual and Spatial Skills l Motor Coordination and Sensation l Learning and Memory l Attention and Executive Skills l Emotion and Behavior l Adaptive Functioning.

Any condition that affects cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioral, social or adaptive functioning may warrant assessment: ADD/ADHD l Learning Differences/Disabilities l Language Disorder l Movement Disorder l (Need for) Accommodations l Giftedness l Intellectual Disability l Autism Spectrum l Anxiety l Depression l Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury l Premature Birth l Exposure to Toxicants l Spina Bifida/Hydrocephalus l Seizures/Epilepsy l Stroke l Brain Tumor l Certain Metabolic or Genetic Disorders.


Coordinated Care

Coordinated Care

Dr. Gottlieb coordinates care after assessment to ensure access to the appropriate resources. He is also available for ongoing consultation.

Coordination of care includes collaboration with educators and other providers. Dr. Gottlieb has directed rehabilitation teams and delivered a number of therapies himself. He will know what is indicated for your child. Dr. Gottlieb has also formed close relationships with leading allied providers and can connect you to the right professionals:

Educational Therapists | Tutors and Executive Coaches | School Placement Specialists | Advocates and Lawyer | Speech/Language Therapists | Occupational Therapists | Physical Therapists | Psychologists | Social Workers | Behaviorists | Cognitive Therapists | Psychodynamic Therapists | Family Therapists | Social Skills Groups | Psychiatrists | Psychopharmacologists | Developmental Pediatricians | Neurologists | Geneticists.

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Speaking


Gottlieb, L. (2017, February). Neurodevelopmental conditions and their treatment. Agoura Hills Educational Therapy Study Group, Westlake Village, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2016, November). Treatment approaches and classroom strategies for diverse neurodevelopmental profiles. Center for Early Education, West Hollywood, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2016, April & October; 2017, April). Neuropsychological testing explained. Center for Early Education, West Hollywood, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2016, February & March). ADHD refocused: Brain, treatment and strength. CHADD West LA Meeting & International Dyslexia Association (IDA)-LA Language and Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2016, February). Language remapped: Beyond Broca and Wernicke. Northwestern Communication Sciences & Disorders Alliance Meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, December). Decoding neuropsychological reports. Pacific Point Academy, Santa Monica, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, October). Treatment in an era of the brain. Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, September). My child’s growing brain: How do I communicate with it? Academic Success, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, July). Neuroscience behind your young adult's behavior. The Help Group AdvanceLA Parent Support Group, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, June). Neurocutaneous disorders: Neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and Sturge-Weber syndrome. UCLA Neuropsychology Informal Brown Bag Lunch, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, May). Stress and the brain. Kaiser Watts Educational Therapy Study Group, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, May). Remember the brain: The role of working memory in parallel learning systems. International Dyslexia Association (IDA)-LA Language and Learning Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, March). Learning systems of the brain. Santa Monica Educational Therapy Study Group, Santa Monica, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2015, February). Transition to adulthood: Assessment monitoring of adaptive functioning. The Help Group AdvanceLA Seminar Series, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, December; 2015, May). ADHD, ASD and anxiety: How brain science informs CBT. Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) CBT Special Interest Group, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, November; 2015, February). ADHD, LD and language: Current insights from brain science. Northwestern Communication Sciences & Disorders Alliance Meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, October). The Conners’ continuous performance test. The Help Group Intern Seminar Series, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, August). Learning and the brain. Echo Horizon School, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, April). Cognitive proficiency in pediatric epilepsy. UCLA Neuropsychology Informal Brown Bag Lunch, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014, March & April). Math LD: Early identification and remediation. Santa Monica & West LA Educational Therapy Study Groups, Los Angeles, CA.

Gottlieb, L. (2014 & 2015, January). Brain development. The Help Group Intern Seminar Series, Sherman Oaks, CA.

 

Writing


Papers

Mihalas, S. & Gottlieb, L. (2017). Consulting in the educational community. In S. Walfish, J.E. Barnett & J. Zimmerman (Eds.), The Handbook of private practice. Oxford University Press.

Gottlieb, L., Martinovich, Z., Meyers, K. & Reinecke, M. (2016). Treatment for depression enhances protection: Findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 9(1), 38-56.

Gottlieb, L., Zelko, F.A., Kim, D.S. & Nordli, D.R. (2012). Cognitive proficiency in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, 23(2), 146-151.

Zelko, F.A. & Gottlieb, L. (2012). Executive functions in childhood epilepsy. In S.J. Hunter & E. Sparrow (Eds.), Executive function and dysfunction: Identification, assessment, and treatment (pp. 149-157). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Washburn, J.J., Gebhardt, M., Styer, D.M., Juzwin, K.R. & Gottlieb, L. (2012). Co-occurring disorders in the treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury: An evidence-informed approach. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26(4), 348-364.

Gabbay, V., Coffey, B.J., Guttman, L.E., Gottlieb, L., Katz, Y., Babb, J.S., Hamamoto, M.M. & Gonzalez, C.J. (2009). A cytokine study in children and adolescents with Tourette’s disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33(6), 967-971.

Gabbay, V., Gottlieb, L. & Shungu, D. (2008). Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy: What the practicing clinician needs to know. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News, 13(3), 1-6.

Posters

Gottlieb, L., Zelko, F., Kim, D. & Nordli, D. (2013, February). Application of a GAI-CPI analytic framework to Wechsler Intelligence Scales in pediatric epilepsy. International Neuropsychological Society 41st Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, HI.

Gottlieb, L., Zelko, F., Kim, D. & Nordli, D. (2011, May). WISC-IV GAI-CPI discrepancies in pediatric epilepsy patients. Midwest Neuropsychology Group Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Gabbay, V., Coffey, B., Alonso, C., Guttman, L., Gottlieb, L. & Hirsch, G. (2008, May). A double-blind placebo-controlled study of omega-3 fatty acids in children and adolescents with Tourette’s disorder. New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit 48th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Gabbay, V., Klein, R., Gottlieb, L., Liebes, L., Mendoza, S., Alonso, C., Katz, Y., Babb, J. & Gonzalez, C. (2007, December). Cytokines in adolescent depression: Interferon-γ and kynurenine pathway. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 46th Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL.

Tau, G., Gabbay, V., Alonso, C., Gonzalez, C., Gottlieb, L., Babb, J. & Coffey, B. (2007, October). Serum and intracytoplasmic CD4+ and CD8+ T cell cytokine profiles in Tourette’s disorder. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 54th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

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Workshops

Learning and the Brain

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Unwrap Your Gifts

Tapping your neurocognitive talents