Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services

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Eating Disorders Program UCLA Eating Disorders Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is dedicated to providing outstanding treatment services tailored to the individual's needs, for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Our multidisciplinary treatment team provides specialized treatment across a continuum of care.  Learn more about our treatment programs: Adolescent Program Adult Program More information at eatingdisorders.ucla.edu Michael Strober, Ph.D.
Children’s Friendship Program This successful 12-week program is designed for the 2nd to 5th grader who has difficulty making and/or keeping friends. Being accepted by age mates and having a best friend are important for children and important for adjustment in adolescence and adulthood. During each session children learn a new skill, practice with group members, receive coaching on their play skills and are given a homework assignment in which they try out their newly learned skill. Enrollment is limited to 10 per class,...
Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program Clinic This program provides specialized evaluation and treatment for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP
Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program This intensive treatment program offers daily group and individual intervention. The program provides Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) strategies, utilizing empirically validated Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).This intensive program offers twelve hours of treatment per week, including: Individually tailored graduated exposure OCD education Cognitive coping skills Mindfulness and relaxation Problem solving and relapse prevention Parent education and training Parent support groups
UCLA Parents of Early-Adolescents Conflict Education (PEACE) This 9-week program is designed for the parents who are having frequent and/or intense arguments with their teen. Each session deals with a problem common to parenting teens and gives you assignments to help you deal with them.                                             ...
Youth Stress & Mood Program (YSAM) The YSAM program is an outpatient program that offers a combination of health promotion programs and  outpatient services specializing in care for depression, self-harm behavior, and suicide prevention. We offer evaluation and consultation services as well as a continuum of services ranging from group treatments for teens and families, individual treatment, family treatment, coaching and support, and work to mobilize strengths in the youth’s school and other environments. Our programs...
UCLA Child Forensic Services The UCLA Child Forensic Service Program was established with the mission of assisting judges and attorneys who need to negotiate the complex issues of children's mental health in the legal system; improving the lives of children and families who are in that system; and training the next generation of forensic mental health professionals. The faculty of the UCLA Child Forensic Service Program has advanced training and board certification in forensic, child and adult psychiatry and has extensive... Eraka Bath
Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, and Dr. Fred Frankel in 2005 and has expanded to locations across the United States and the world. PEERS is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for...
Medical Psychology Assessment Clinic The Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC) is a training clinic for neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment servicing children, adolescents and adults.  Patients are referred to the center from medical and psychological professionals in the community as well from UCLA neurologists and psychiatrists. The clinic accepts pediatric patients with a broad variety of neurodevelopmental (e.g. Pervasive Developmental Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities), acquired (e.g....
General Child Outpatient Service (GCOC) The General Child Outpatient Clinic provides a variety of services including psychiatric assessment, second opinions/consultation regarding medication management and treatment issues, and brief therapy. All cases begin with a brief psychiatric assessment; provision of additional clinic services (medication management and therapy) depends on needs of each case, clinical fit to clinic training goals, and staff availability. All therapy is informed by evidence based practices.
Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic The CHAMP program provides diagnostic evaluations, second opinion consultation, and short-term treatments (medication management and various forms of psychotherapy) for youth who have symptoms of significant and impairing mood disorders and their families. The Program’s focus is on pediatric bipolar disorder (extreme high and low moods).  We will see children from age 7 years to 17 yrs, 11 mos. CHAMP offers the following services: Diagnostic  evaluation Psychiatric/medical evaluation... David Miklowitz, Ph.D.
Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program The Adolescent Partial Hospital Program and the Eating Disorder Partial Hospital Program are part of the continuum of care provided by the Adolescent Service within the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. The APHP and the EDPHP offer a time limited, treatment program of therapeutically intensive clinical service and group interventions. For adolescent patients, an academic program is provided on site through the Berenece Carlson Hospital School of LAUSD.
ABC Child Partial Program The ABC Partial Hospitalization Program for the Enhancement of Achievement, Behavior, and Cognition at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA is a short-term integrated program dedicated to assisting children aged 6-12 and their families to promote positive emotional and behavioral health.  Our program is based upon the most current evidence-based research.  The ABC Program specializes in the assessment and treatment of a variety of psychological and developmental conditions and...
Secret Agent Society (SAS) program Secret Agent Society (SAS) is a breakthrough program for children between 8 and 12 years old who want to improve their social and emotional skills. SAS captivates children with its espionage-themed games and eye-catching resources.  Kids learn how to recognize and manage their own feelings, cope with change, detect other people’s emotions, talk and play with others and deal with bullying. An animated computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game and Secret...
Child and Family STAR (Stress, Trauma, and Resilience) Program Provides evaluation, consultation, prevention, and treatment services for children and family members affected by trauma and other challenging events, including medical illness, traumatic loss, community violence, disasters, and combat deployment stress.  Comprised of a team of psychiatrists and psychologists specializing in children and adolescents, the clinic provides expertise in child and family traumatic stress care for children of all ages and their family members, as well as... Patricia Lester, M.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic Our unique clinical program provides assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with behavioral/psychological/psychiatric issues and active neurological disorders including:• Epilepsy/seizure disorders• Movement disorders• Tic disorders/Tourette’s Syndrome • Neurofibromatosis • Tuberous Sclerosis• Traumatic brain injuryChildren with these disorders and their families are faced with the difficulty of dealing with life's everyday demands (work, school, friends), despite the impact of...
UCLA Parenting Program Our 10-week program addresses common problems of family livingas well as management of the difficult child and the child with ADHD.Discussions include parenting issues such as:♦Decreasing troublesome times of the day♦Setting firm, fair limits on unacceptable behavior♦Getting children to comply with family rules♦Dealing with homework and other school bluesMethods are based upon the latest knowledge of parenting techniques. Discipline is presented as a positive force, focusing on what children...
Infant and Preschool Service Infant and Preschool Service evaluates children with any suspected developmental difference, including autism and other developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities), genetic disorders, fetal alcohol exposure, challenging behaviors, and a variety of other concerns. The assessment process includes interviewing the child, parent and/or teacher using semi structured and structured standardized measures (diagnostic and adaptive functioning), observing the child (in clinic, in school/...
Adolescent Inpatient Service Hospitalization is provided for children and adolescents who require intensive diagnostic evaluation or treatment in an inpatient setting due to behaviors that cannot be managed at home, in the school, or in the community, or who are a potential danger to themselves or others.   Two units, serve adolescents 12 through 18 years old: Unit 2-South specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with developmental, neurological and/or medical conditions in addition to a... Mark De Antonio, M.D.
Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program - Fact Sheet ECPHP is a five-day a week, six-hour a day program. All aspects of the program are fully integrated and coordinated to create an individualized, comprehensive, consistent, interdisciplinary, and therapeutic environment.   EPCHP will provide your child with:   comprehensive assessment in all developmental areas (e.g. cognitive, speech and language, occupational skills, recreational skills, self-help, social, emotional, behavioral) diagnostic assessments if necessary individual...
UCLA ADHD Program  Program provides comprehensive assessment and treatment coordination for children, adolescents, and adults with suspected ADHD and other school related problems.  All patients begin their assessment with our program psychologist and subsequently complete their evaluation with one of our program physicians.  Assessment includes a comprehensive evaluation of ADHD and related disorder, as well as neurocognitive testing for possible learning disabilities and executive function...
Clinical Service: Educational Testing  Dr. Del'Homme offers comprehensive educational evaluations for assessment of learning disabilities, testing for school accommodations and support services, and testing for accommodations on exams (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT). Areas assessed include intelligence, academic achievement, processing skills, executive functioning, and social-emotional functioning. Verbal and written feedback is provided regarding cognitive/learning strengths and weaknesses, emotional/behavioral concerns,...