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Karen B. Froming

Clinical Supervisor
Palo Alto University
United States of America


Karen Bronk Froming, Ph.D., ABPP-ABCN, is a board certified neuropsychologist, Adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California in San Francisco where she is responsible for teaching clinical interviewing, differential diagnosis, case conceptualization, neuropsychological assessment, neuropsychology of trauma, and brief therapy. She supervises both Fellows in Clinical Psychology and Residents in Psychiatry. Dr. Froming has developed the Comprehensive Affect Testing System (CATS), a computerized test of emotional process with a grant from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Her collaborators were Drs. Sarah Schaffer, Paul Ekman and C. Michael Levy. 

Research Interest

Neuropsychology of Trauma and Emotion Processing


  • Schaffer SG, Froming KB, Gregory A (2006) A Manual for the Comprehensive Affect Testing System. Psychology Software, Inc.

  • Gyurjyan G, Froming WJ, Froming KB (2007) Differentiation of Asperger’s Syndrome and Age/IQ matched controls on the Comprehensive Affect Testing System.

  • Weiner SJ, Froming, KB (2009) Comprehensive Affect Testing System-Abbreviated: Effects of Age on Performance. Arch Clin Neuropsychol 24: 89-104.

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