Ariel Schvarcz, M.A., B.S.

Ariel Schvarcz is a 5th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at UCLA, a 2012 NeuroImaging Training Program Fellow, and a 2013-2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She conducts clinical and neuropsych assessments at CAPPS and coordinates the cognitive training program. She graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with degrees in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology and Psychology. Her research focuses on examining the neurocognition of patients with early-onset schizophrenia (EOS) in an effort to produce new treatment targets for enhancing global functioning and quality of life. This includes comparing the neurocognitive and social cognitive impairment in individuals with EOS to those of typically developing youth and patients with genetic high risk (22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome), and investigating a potential intervention for the cognitive deficits associated with EOS (cognitive training).