Matthew Edelstein, Psy.D, BCBA-D

Matthew Edelstein, Psy.D, BCBA-D


Licensed Psychologist (Maryland)
Licensed Behavior Analyst (Maryland)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D)

Area of Focus:

Applied Behavior Analysis
Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD) attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and habit disorders (Tourette Syndrome)
Assessment and treatment of challenging behavior


Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Boston University
Master of Arts, Psychology in Education, Columbia University
Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
Doctoral Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Professional Background

Dr. Matt Edelstein is a licensed psychologist and licensed behavior analyst. He graduated with his doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University and completed his post-graduate training at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is currently employed as a Staff Psychologist at the Behavior Management Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Matt has over a decade of experience providing behavior analytic and psychological services to children and their families. His expertise has focused on the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior in both school and clinical settings, as well as on caregiver and staff training. In addition to his clinical experience, he has held adjunct positions at University of Maryland and Regis College and serves on the training faculty in Behavior Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Matt has also presented original research at regional, national, and international conferences. He has served as the chair of symposia focused on language characteristics in children with autism and on the application of best-practice principles in community outpatient settings. Matt also provides outreach services in smaller settings, which often include invited talks to special educators and parent groups.

Professional Organizations/Associations 

  • Member, American Psychological Association, Division 25
  • Member, Association for Behavior Analysis, International