Tara Peris, Ph.D.

Dr. Tara Peris is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute and Program Director of the UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program. Her clinical interests are in developmental psychopathology, with a particular focus on evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Her research interests center on developing strategies for optimizing treatment outcome for difficult-to-treat cases of anxiety, OCD, and related conditions. Dr. Peris completed her graduate training at the University of Virginia and her clinical internship at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is the recipient of a career development award from NIMH, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and awards from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), the TLC Foundation for Body-focused Repetitive Behavior (TLC), and the Friends of the Semel Institute.  She is the recipient of the Abidin Early Career Award from the APA Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.