Tara Peris, Ph.D.
Dr. Tara Peris is an Assistant Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute. Her clinical specialty is in evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Her research interests center on family factors that influence how youth fare in treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, and related disorders. She is currently developing a family-based treatment for childhood OCD designed to help families learn to respond to OCD more effectively. Dr. Peris completed her graduate training at the University of Virginia and has worked with the Program since 2004. She is the recipient of a career development award from NIMH, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and awards from the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation (OCF) and the Friends of the Semel Institute.