Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

COVID-19 Information

David J.


, PhD

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


1979 – Brandeis University, Psychology, B.A.
1981 – UCLA, Clinical Psychology
1985 – UCLA, Ph.D.
1988 – UCLA, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research & clinical interests

Dr. Miklowitz’s researchfocuses on family environmental factors and family psychoeducational treatments for childhood-onset bipolar disorder. His work has helped establish the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions as adjuncts to medication in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Dr. Miklowitz has received numerous awards for his research and writings, including the 2005 Mogens Schou Award for Research from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the 2008 Clinical Researcher award from Emory University, the 2008 Monica Fooks Lectureship from Oxford University, the 2009 Gerald Klerman Senior Research Investigator Award from the Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance, the 2011 Bipolar Mood Disorder Research Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the 2013 Olga Danieli-Fava Endowed Lectureship in Psychotherapy from Mass General Hospital, the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology, and the 2020 Mood Disorders Research Award from the American College of Psychiatrists. He has received multiple grants for his research from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and a number of private foundations. Dr. Miklowitz has published over 300 research articles and 8 books. His book “Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach” (Guilford), won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. His book “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide” is currently an international best seller, with over 300,000 copies in print. The “Clinician’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder”, co-authored with Michael Gitlin MD, won an award for best book of 2015 from the American Journal of Nursing.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Director, Max Gray Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders program (CHAMP)
Lectures on such topics as childhood onset bipolar disorder, training on Family Focused Therapy