Dr. Renno is a Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles and specializes in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related psychiatric conditions in children and adolescents. She is also the Associate Director of CAN REACH, a training program that offers Autism-related workshops, educational lectures, and resources to community providers and families. After completing her doctoral degree in Psychological Studies in Education at UCLA, she received postdoctoral training at UCLA’s Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and obtained her license in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Renno has worked on several clinical trials examining the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety and related social difficulties in children and youth with ASD. She has receivedclinical training in modified cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety in youth with ASD, as well as, in the assessment of anxiety and other conditions in youth with ASD. Her research has focused on the co-occurrence of anxiety in autism spectrum disorders and developing effective treatments for anxiety and social difficulties in school-age children with ASD.
2008 – University of California, Los Angeles (BA)
2014 – Universityof California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education, Division of Human Development and Psychology (PhD)
2017 – Postdoctoral Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Research & clinical interests
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Roles within the division/Fellowship
Attending in the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic (CAN) Clinic