Audra Langley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Audra Langley, Ph.D. is a Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Langley is the Director of UCLA TIES for Families, an innovative interdisciplinary program for children in foster care, kinship care or adopted through foster care (ages birth to 25) and their families in Los Angeles County, working in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services and Mental Health.  She is also Co-Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, Director of Training for the NCTSN-funded Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools, and faculty lead for Child Welfare with the DMH UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence. Dr. Langley’s body of research seeks to increase equity in access to quality mental health and wellbeing interventions for under-resourced and minoritized populations of children, including those in schools and involved with the child welfare system. She is the author of 5 evidence-based interventions, including Bounce Back: Elementary School Intervention for Childhood Trauma, Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET), ADAPT: Adoption-Specific Therapy to Help Adopted Children and their Families Thrive, and the recently released 2nd version of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS).