Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

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Stephanny F. N.


, PhD

Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Dr. Stephanny F.N. Freeman is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at UCLA and a licensed clinical psychologist. She Co-Directs KidsConnect Autism Treatment Program at UCLA. Research interests included the social, emotional, and behavioral development of children with developmental disabilities. Dr. Freeman also investigates and has published research-based intervention procedures on core deficits for preschool and young children with autism, best practice interdisciplinary interventions for children with autism, and play/social skills development in autism. As director, Dr. Freeman oversees the day-to-day activities of therapists and specialists. She coordinates the evaluation, treatment, and development of appropriate multidisciplinary programs for school-aged children and minimally verbal/globally delayed children with autism. She assists parents in developing appropriate educational programs and school-based modifications, behavior education and training, cognitive development, and social/emotional/play development. Along with scholarly publications, Dr. Freeman has published classroom curriculums for children with autism.


1990 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.,
1991 University of California, Los Angeles, M.ED.
1997 University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
2000 Child and Adolescent Fellowship

Research & clinical interests

Social and emotional development in children with developmental disabilities
Play skills in children with autism
Effective intervention for children with autism
Behavioral methods for children with autism
Curriculum development

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Co-directing the KidsConnect Autism Treatment Program
Supervision of Psychiatry Fellows, Psychology interns, and externs on the ECPHP
Lectures on such topics as special education, behavioral management