Monica S. Wu, PhD, MA
Clinical Instructor & Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Dr. Monica Wu is a Clinical Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her B.A. at UCLA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida. She returned to the UCLA Semel Institute to complete her psychology internship in the General Child track, as well as her NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in child mental health intervention research. In her current role at the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program, she conducts research on childhood anxiety and OCD, and provides clinical and research supervision. With her position at the UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES), Dr. Wu develops clinical and educational content, focusing on community outreach, partnerships, and materials that are accessible to various stakeholders (e.g., teachers, clinicians, parents, youth) involved in the care of childhood anxiety.
- 2010 – University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA, B.A.
- 2014 – University of South Florida; Tampa, FL, M.A.
- 2017 – Psychology Intern (General Child Track), UCLA Semel Institute; Los Angeles, CA
- 2017 – University of South Florida; Tampa, FL, Ph.D.
- 2019 – NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Child Mental Health Intervention Research, UCLA Semel Institute; Los Angeles, CA
Research & clinical interests
- Familial impact and involvement in childhood anxiety and OCD
- Raising awareness and enhancing accessibility of evidence-based care
- Use of technology to augment interventions for youth
- Underlying processes contributing to the pathogenesis and maintenance of child psychopathology
Roles within the division/Fellowship
- Attending Psychologist in the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Clinic
- Lectures on topics related to assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety and OCD