Meet Dr. Albert Knapp

Dr. Albert Knapp received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Orange County. He is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY 25873) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. Dr. Knapp completed his doctoral research on studying the effect of autism spectrum disorders on parental stress, anxiety, and coping, which was recognized by Argosy University as an “Outstanding Clinical Research Project”. He presented his research findings at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Conference & the 2014 Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference. Current research interests include increasing the competence of parents with a child on the autism spectrum, and the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy in working with individuals on the autism spectrum.

Dr. Knapp has taught graduate-level Applied Behavior Analysis classes at National University, and is currently teaching graduate-level classes Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School.  Dr. Knapp completed a pre-doctoral internship at Tarzana Treatment Centers working with dually-diagnosed (mental health and substance abuse/dependence) adolescents. He received his post-doctoral training at the Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Education Services, where he provided assessment and therapy services to children who have experienced trauma. He has also received specific training in diagnostic assessment at Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment and Psychological Services. Dr. Knapp also has completed extensive coursework on Child and Adolescent therapy, including coursework on Play Therapy, & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Furthermore, Dr. Knapp has extensive professional experience working with infants through older adults with developmental disabilities, behavioral problems, and dually-diagnoses (learning disabilities and severe mental illness) in various capacities, including direct service, supervision, consultation, school/paraprofessional training, parent training, assessment, and psychotherapy. Dr. Knapp is also trained and certified in several evidence-based practices: Seeking Safety, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). In the past, Dr. Knapp has developed and managed a diagnostic testing clinic for children suspected of developmental disabilities. Furthermore, he worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) providing ABA services to families and school districts in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Dr. Knapp is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles County Psychological Association, Association for Behavior Analysts International, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the California Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Los Angeles Chapter for the Association for Play Therapy.