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Audra Langley, PhD

Audra Langley, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and UCLA Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Langley’s body of work has sought to increase access to quality mental health interventions for underserved populations of children, including those in schools and involved with the child welfare system. She 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 21) and their families in Los Angeles County. Dr. Langley works in close partnership with the Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services and Mental Health to optimize development and reduce barriers to permanency for children in foster care. She is the Co-Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families and Director of Training for the NCTSN Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools. Nationally and locally, Dr. Langley provides training and consultation related to trauma and resiliency-informed care. She is the author of 5 treatment programs, 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).