Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

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

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Audra K.

Langley

, PhD

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

Biography

Dr. Audra Langley, Ph.D. is a Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Langley is the Director of UCLA TIES for Families, an innovative interdisciplinary program for children in foster care, kinship care or adopted through foster care (ages birth to 25) and their families in Los Angeles County, working in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services and Mental Health. She is also Co-Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families and Director of Training for the Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools. Dr. Langley’s body of community-partnered research seeks to increase equity and access to culturally responsive, trauma-and healing-informed interventions for under-resourced and minoritized populations of children, including those in schools and involved with the child welfare system. She is the author of 5 evidence-based interventions, including Bounce Back: Elementary School Intervention for Childhood Trauma, Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET), ADAPT: Adoption-Specific Therapy to Help Adopted Children and their Families Thrive and the recently released 2nd version of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS).

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Clinical Child Psychology, Ph.D.

Research & clinical interests

Increasing access to quality mental health interventions for underserved populations of children, including those in schools and involved with the child welfare system.
Evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with post traumatic stress, anxiety, and those adopted through foster care
Partnering with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and Department of Mental Health to optimize outcomes and reduce barriers to permanency for children in foster care.
National and local training and consultation related to trauma and resiliency-informed, child-welfare competent care.
Development and dissemination of Bounce Back, an intervention for ethnically and socioeconomically diverse elementary aged children exposed to traumatic events, which has since been disseminated nationally.
ADAPT: An Adoption-Specific Psychotherapy to Help Adopted Children and Their Families Thrive, published through APA.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Clinical Professor, Division of Population Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Clinical Professor, UCLA DGSOM Department of Pediatrics
Director-UCLA TIES for Families, an innovative interdisciplinary program for children in foster care, kinship care or adopted through foster care (ages birth to 21) and their families in Los Angeles County.
Co-Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families
Director of Training – Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools (funded by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network).
Lectures on topics such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder assessment and treatment in youth