Post-doctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow

Reina Factor, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, with current involvement in the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic and Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Clinic. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship last year in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities track at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Reina has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 17 years, starting at a summer camp for children with speech delays, and working in various research and clinical settings. She completed her undergraduate degree at Emory University and after graduating worked as a research associate in the Kasari Lab at UCLA for two years, focusing on the JASPER intervention developed at UCLA by Dr. Kasari. After this, she completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Tech. Her research interests focus on social and emotional development in children with ASD, highlighting the impact of systems (e.g., peers, parents, the family) and how they inform interventions, by looking at mechanisms of change and treatment outcomes. She has experience with PEERS® for Preschoolers, Adolescents, Young Adults, and the PEERS® for Careers groups.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jasper Estabillo, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow in the UCLA PEERS Clinic and a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Department of Psychology. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from Louisiana State University and completed her predoctoral internship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities track. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of research and clinical settings, and she has extensive experience in applied behavior analysis. Her postdoctoral work focuses on training community mental health providers in evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder. In the UCLA PEERS Clinic, she facilitates PEERS for Young Adults social skills groups.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Laura Adery, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow in the UCLA PEERS Clinic and a Postdoctoral Scholar in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed her predoctoral internship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior in the Adolescent Serious Mental Illness track. She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities in both research and clinical settings with special interest in inclusion in the arts and cultural community through work with the ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp in Nashville, TN. Her postdoctoral work focuses on expanding treatment and intervention resources and investigating self, identity and community inclusion for adolescents at risk for psychosis. In the UCLA PEERS Clinic, she facilitates PEERS for Teens social skills groups.