Dr. Megan Ichinose completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors in psychology and global health. She next accepted a research position at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, where she became interested in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of serious mental illness. She pursued her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University, where she conducted research examining cognitive deficits associated with serious mental illness and gained clinical training providing psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapy for children and adults with a range of clinical presentations. She recently completed her predoctoral internship at UCLA specializing in Adolescent Serious Mental Illness. During her time at UCLA, Dr. Ichinose worked in both general and specialized clinics for youth, young adults and their families with anxiety, mood disorders, developmental disabilities, and psychosis.
In addition to serving as a Max Gray Fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Ichinose will be serving as a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow in the UCLA PEERS Clinic, where she will be facilitating PEERS for Teens social skills groups.