Karen is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in meditation, spirituality and mind-body interventions, and she is an assistant clinical professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology. She served as the assistant director of the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion, where she led the Training and Education Core and developed, implemented and evaluated programs for parents and adolescents that focused on communication and adolescent health issues. Since then, Karen has worked as an independent contractor for several child-related organizations, leading training seminars on communication skills and providing training materials on child development issues. Karen has taught courses at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, UC Irvine and UCLA. She received her doctorate from the UCLA, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, and conducted mind-body research in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics. She maintains a private practice in Los Angeles.