Coordinators

Project Coordinator

Brittany Murphy is the Project Coordinator at the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She coordinates the PEERS® Training Seminar series conducted offsite in various domestic and international locations. She has been a behavior coach in the PEERS for Young Adults, Adolescents, and Preschoolers clinical intervention groups, and was a career coach in the PEERS® for Careers pilot study. Brittany graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Sociology. Her research interests include neurodevelopmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents and young adults.

Clinic Coordinator

Daliah Baertschi is the Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of the PEERS® for Preschoolers, PEERS® for Adolescents, and PEERS® for Young Adults social skills intervention groups, and serves as a behavioral coach in these groups. Daliah graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience. Daliah intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the future. Her research interests include the early assessment and intervention of children with autism spectrum disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and the impact both parenting and teaching styles have on early development.

Clinic Coordinator

Juliette Lerner is the Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of the PEERS® for Young Adults, PEERS® for Adolescents, and PEERS® for Preschoolers social skills interventions, as well as acts as the research coordinator for the College to Career research study and PEERS® for Careers social skills intervention. Juliette graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Disability Studies. Juliette intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the future. Her research and clinical interests include exploring and implementing best practices for supporting adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum in achieving their social, vocational, and independent living goals.

Clinic Coordinator

Phoebe Josephson is the Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages aspects of the PEERS® for Young Adults, PEERS® for Adolescents, and PEERS® for Preschoolers social skills interventions, as well as coordinates the PEERS Training Seminar Series conducted offsite in domestic and international locations. Phoebe graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her research and clinical interests include interventions for underserved adolescents with trauma history and how parenting styles affect emotional regulation in adolescence.