UCLA Behavioral Intervention Programs

UCLA offers a number of behavioral intervention programs for children with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders including but not limited to anxiety disorders, mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, OCD, and learning disabilities. Click on the links below to be directed to more information about the programs. 

thinkSMART program: A group-based executive function training program at UCLA for individuals who struggle with executive function. Executive functions are brain processes that help us to plan, focus our attention, remember instructions, and multi-task and are key to success in school, jobs, and relationships. Individuals will learn to effectively solve problems, get organized, break down a big project, manage time, use mindfulness, recognize and control emotions, use a planner, make a to-do list, jump start a task, improve sleep habits, and study. Contact thinksmart@ucla.edu for more information

Parenting and Children's Friendship Program:

  • Children’s Friendship Program: Parent-assisted social skills group program for children in elementary school (2nd-5th grade) who are having problems making and/or keeping friends.
  • Parenting Programs: Parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children (ages 2-12) and early adolescents (age 12½-15½).

PEERS®:  PEERS® is a manualized, social skills training intervention for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder, but is also appropriate for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems. Contact 310-267-3377 or peersclinic@ucla.edu for more information

Secret Agent Society: The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is evidence based social skills intervention program for children ages 8-12. This 10-week program has been validated as an effective program to teach social skills to children who have a variety of social challenges in a school setting. Contact kbest@mednet.ucla.edu for more information

ABC Partial Program: The Achievement, Behavior, Cognition (ABC) Child Programs in the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA provides psychiatric services through the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Intensive Outpatient Program. ABC Child Programs are time–limited, integrated programs dedicated to assisting children ages 6-12 and their families to promote positive emotional and behavioral health. Contact (310) 825-0415 for more information