Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

COVID-19 Information

Audra K. Langley, PhD

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


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