Dr. Matt Edelstein is a licensed psychologist and licensed behavior analyst, and the director of the Brief Treatment Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is a member of the training faculty for the department, where he supervises doctoral externs, doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Edelstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Edelstein obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his Master’s degree from Columbia University. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Edelstein completed his doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D), and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Behavior Analysts International (ABAI).
Dr. Edelstein’s clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior in pediatric populations, child behavior disorders, and behavioral parent training.
Current research focuses on the development of assessment and treatment procedures to provide early intervention to young children with behavior disorders, identifying methods of data collection to improve caregiver participation in treatment, and the systematic application of behavior analytic protocols in outpatient settings to improve patient outcomes.