Meet Dr. Julie Caplan Nuzzalo


julieDr. Julie Caplan Nuzzalo received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles in Clinical Forensic Psychology. Her doctoral research examined whether social rejection in elementary school was a predictor of relationally aggressive behaviors in adolescent females. Other research interests include aggressive behaviors in children and adolescents, bullying/cyberbullying, oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder, the etiology of antisocial personality disorder/psychopathy, the etiology of borderline personality disorder, and the efficacy of pharmacotherapy in child/adolescent populations.

Dr. Caplan Nuzzalo’s most recent clinical training includes working primarily with homeless and runaway children and adolescents, with two training years spent at the Los Angeles Youth Network and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in Hollywood, CA. Within these settings, she received training in trauma-informed care, interventions, and responses, complex trauma, child and adolescent development, attachment theory, substance abuse and dependence, LGBTQ-specific issues, harm reduction, and strengths-based therapy. She also spent a year and a half working in community mental health where she provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to adolescents and adults. Additionally, Dr. Caplan Nuzzalo has a long history of work experience in behavioral intervention with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, both in-home and as a school shadow.

Dr. Caplan Nuzzalo joins Albert Knapp & Associates as a postdoctoral Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB 94022003) under the supervision of Albert Knapp, Psy.D., BCBA-D a Clinical Psychologist (PSY 25873) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral.