Kalina Babeva, PhD
Kalina Babeva, PhD continues her work at YSAM while she also works as a psychologist at Children’s Hospital Seattle in the Mood and Anxiety Program. Dr. Babeva is a psychologist whose work emphasizes treatment and research on the prevention and treatment of depression, suicidality, and self-harm in children and adolescents. Dr. Babeva was previously a postdoctoral fellow at YSAM within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where she also completed her pre-doctoral internship. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. Her work at YSAM emphasizes assessment and psychotherapy training and quality assurance for both an NIMH-funded Randomized Trial of Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention in Teens & Young Adults and the UCLA-Duke Center for Trauma Informed Suicide and Self-Harm Treatment and Prevention (ASAP) funded as part of SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She also contributes to other YSAM research and services initiatives aimed at improving care for youth who suffer from suicidal and self-harm behaviors and improving the lives of youths and families.