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Vivien Keil, PhD

Clinical Director and Neuropsychologist

Vivien Keil

Dr. Keil is a staff neuropsychologist who specializes in the developmental evaluation of young children and neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and families. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Following licensure, Dr. Keil worked at The Neurobehavioral Clinic and Counseling Center in Orange County with a focus on conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents with both psychological and medical diagnoses. In addition, Dr. Keil was the supervising psychologist in the Department of Outpatient Psychiatry at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego where she focused on child and family therapy with diverse and underserved populations. She left sunny southern California in 2011 to relocate to the Bay and has worked at CHC ever since.

Dr. Keil earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brown University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego
  • BS, Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University


  • California Board of Psychology

Professional Affiliations

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association


  • O’Connor, M.J., Laugeson, E.A., Mogil, C., Lowe, E., Welch-Torres, K., Keil, V., & Paley, B. (2012). Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 36 (1): 141-152.
  • Keil, V., Paley, B., Frankel, F., & O’Connor, M.J. (2010). Impact of a social skills intervention on the hostile attributions of children with prenatal alcohol exposure. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 1-11.
  • Keil, V., & Price, J.M. (2009). Social information-processing patterns of maltreated children in two social domains. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 43-52.
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