Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

COVID-19 Information



, PhD

Associate Division Director for Research and Academic Affairs
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


2006 – University of Virginia School of Medicine, Ph.D.

Research & clinical interests

Dr. Tara Peris is an Associate Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute. She is the Program Director for the ABC Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program, which is a core rotation for fellows. She is also the Co-Director of the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program.Dr. Peris’ clinical specialty is in evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Her research interests center on family factors that influence how youth fare in treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and related disorders. She is also interested in the use of translational research methods to examine mechanisms of action in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Peris is the recipient of a career development award from NIMH, a Brain and Behavior Foundation Young Investigator Award, and awards from the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF), the Trichotillomania Learning Center, and the Friends of the Semel Institute. She is the 2016 APA Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Early Career Award Winner.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Program Director, ABC PHP and IOP programs
Co-Director, UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program
Attending, OCD IOP Program
Lectures on such topics as childhood anxiety, treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy