Eugenia Hsu Tsao, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services - Management
Eugenia Hsu Tsao, Ph.D. is the Director of Clinical Services of UCLA TIES for Families and Training Director for our APPIC-approved Postdoctoral Psychology Program. Dr. Tsao is also the Department of Children and Families Services Project Lead at the Department of Mental Health – UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence. Dr. Tsao is a Clinical Psychologist who received her doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2003 and subsequent specialized training in developmental psychopathology and working with children and families where child trauma has occurred. Dr. Tsao joined UCLA TIES in 2004. As the Clinical Director, she is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of client care and administrative operations of our clinical program. She is also the primary supervisor for our staff clinicians and interdisciplinary consultants. She has experience in bringing and implementing evidence-based practices to a community mental health setting and closely collaborating with the outside agencies to creatively meet the multiple needs of vulnerable children from the child welfare system. As the Training Director for our APPIC-approved Postdoctoral Psychology Program, she serves as primary supervisor and mentor for our postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Tsao has developed trainings and presented in the areas of child trauma, working with children in foster care and adoption, culturally responsive trauma and resilience informed systems, professional wellbeing and reflective leadership.