Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid
310-206-6721
DVMadrid@mednet.ucla.edu

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Veronica

Barenstein

, PhD

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UCLA - David Geffen Medical School
Director, Family and Couple Therapy Program Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Education

1996 – New York University, PhD in Clinical Psychology
1998 – The Minuchin Center for the Family, Postdoctoral Training
2011 – Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Postdoctoral Training

Research & clinical interests

Family and couples therapy in acute hospital and outpatient settings
Consultation with OB-GYN infertility program
Substance use, brief intervention with community health workers and Latino populations

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Developed family and couples therapy elective training program for child psychiatry fellows and psychology interns. Trainees experience includes: administrative aspects and liaison with other services, case selection and assignment, and conducting family and couple therapy with didactic/ theory seminar and weekly live one-way mirror and videotaped supervision and consultations.
Provide instruction in family therapy to first year fellows through the Psychotherapy Techniques Seminar
Inpatient Family Therapy Rounds: Co-lead and co-created a monthly Family Therapy Rounds component for the Psychiatric Inpatient Adolescent Unit at Ronald Reagan Hospital including the family in both acute and long term mental health treatment. Includes didactic training and case consultations.