Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

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

COVID-19 Information

Patricia

Renno

, PhD

Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic Attending

Biography

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.

Education

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

Autism SpectrumDisorder
Anxiety Disorders
Evidenced-Based Treatments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Attending in the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic (CAN) Clinic