Coordinators

Clinic Coordinator

Elizabeth Denluck is the Clinic Coordinator for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic. She manages all aspects of the PEERS® for Young Adults social skills intervention groups, and serves as a behavioral coach for this group. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and a minor in Anthropology. She then found her passion for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders when she spent two years as a behavioral interventionist. In that role, she helped children and adolescents work on their social skills and individualized education plans in a school-based environment. Elizabeth's interest in research stems from her goal to contribute to the understanding of developmental disorders in order to help individuals receive early detection and more effective treatment outcomes. Her research interests include early assessment and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and how sociocultural context impacts children’s mental outcomes.

Clinic Coordinator

Haley Goodman 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. Haley also coordinates the UCLA PEERS® Training Seminar series conducted onsite at UCLA for mental health professionals and school-based educators. Haley graduated from the University of California, San Diego where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in law and society. Haley intends to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in the future. Her research interests include autism spectrum disorder and its comorbidity with various mood disorders as well as the roles of memory and cognition in forensic psychology.

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 also manages the PEERS® website and oversees all social media platforms. Brittany 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 in 2019 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

Katherine Sung 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. Katherine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from UCLA. Her research interests include cross-cultural interventions for adolescents with developmental disorders and brain and behavioral health during childhood development.