Megan Klabunde, Ph.D.
* PhD in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University
* American Psychological Internship in Clinical Psychology- Eating Disorders at Children's Colorado
* Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Stanford University
* Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental Neuroscience within the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences at Stanford University
Dr. Klabunde specializes in adolescent and young adult mental health and has been working with adolescents and young adults since 2006. She implements evidenced based treatments to teens and young adults who struggle with problems commonly associated with this formative time of life.
Dr. Klabunde completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University and her pre-doctoral training at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. She did her American Psychological Association Internship at the Children's Hospital of Colorado, where she specialized in eating disorders. During graduate school, Dr. Klabunde worked for four years at the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Eating Disorder's Program where she managed treatment and brain imaging research and treated patients in the adolescent intensive outpatient and day treatment programs. She also completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University. Dr. Klabunde also conducted Post-Doctoral brain imaging research in the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program where she studied children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and also youth with anxiety symptoms.
Dr. Klabunde is currently an Instructor in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Science Research at Stanford University. and conducts Organization Skills Training in the Executive Function Clinic. Within the CIBSR she also conducts behavioral and neuroimaging research. Her research focuses on examining how the brain develops and process body cues, emotions and empathy; she specifically focuses on examining children and adolescents with and without psychiatric disorders. Dr. Klabunde also examines sex differences in the brain in youth with psychiatric disorders. Currently, she is funded by the NICHD to study empathy in adolescent girls with Turner syndrome, a disorder where part of the X-chromosome is missing and requires estrogen treatment to induce puberty. The following is a link to Dr. Klabunde's Stanford University profile. https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/megan-klabunde