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Blanca Orellana, PhD

Dr. Blanca Orellana is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the Division of Population Behavioral Health within the Department of Psychiatry, and has developed a robust training program that incorporates equitable and inclusive practices throughout. She is the Clinical Director of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Clinic, which provides therapeutic assessment, consultation, and intervention services to families affected by stress and trauma and is the primary attending supervisor for Spanish speaking families served. 

Her work also includes trauma-informed education using a public health approach to prevention. Dr. Orellana’s research focuses on trauma-informed, family-centered prevention and intervention for at-risk youth and culturally-relevant interventions for children and families. Dr. Orellana received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed postdoctoral specialization in the treatment and prevention of child abuse at the USC-UCCED at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.