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Current Opportunities at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center


UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The NFRC is now accepting applications for two fellowship spots described below. 

The UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC) offers clinical and research post-doctoral training in family-centered care for families facing adversity. The NFRC uses innovative, science-driven approaches to support families in building upon their strengths to overcome a variety of challenges. By bridging the gap between research and practice, the center promotes healthy child and family development and addresses long-standing disparities in access to high-quality prevention and intervention programs.

Requirements include: a Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology from an APA accredited program, with an APA-approved internship (child specialization is required). These two-year fellowships are renewable upon satisfactory completion of the first year. Annual stipend is $52,704.00 and fringe benefits are very competitive. 

The LGBTQ Youth Trauma, Resilience, and Community Education fellowship focuses on (1) clinical training with LGBTQ youth and their families and (2) community care and education related to LGBTQ youth and trauma-informed mental health care. The fellowship offers clinical training in specialized mental health care through the UCLA EMPWR (“empower”) Program for LGBTQ Youth (, with a specific emphasis on children, adolescents, and young adults/transitional age youth dealing with stress and/or trauma in a hospital-based outpatient setting. The fellow will receive in-depth training in comprehensive evaluations, affirmative care for LGBTQ patients, evidence-based trauma-focused interventions, and resilience-based interventions. Treatment modalities primarily include individual and group therapy, as well as brief family interventions.

The fellow will also actively engage in supervision of junior trainees, interdisciplinary (psychiatry/psychology) case conferences, relevant seminars, and teaching in both academic and community settings. The fellow will participate in a county-partnership program to train school and/or community providers in preventive strategies related to mental health. Specific roles will include serving as a content expert, leading trainings, and involvement in other related projects (for example, social media campaigns). Lastly, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research on group and family interventions for highly stressed LGBTQ youth.

This position is filled for the 2021- 2022 cycle.  Please check back in Fall 2021 for the next cycle.   


The Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) fellowship focuses on clinical training through the STAR Clinic, which provides trauma-informed outpatient services, including evaluation, consultation, and treatment to children and families affected by trauma and other life adversities. Fellows receive robust, advanced training and supervision in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), as well as many key professional competencies, including:

  • Leadership and administrative skills
  • Conducting structured phone screenings
  • Developing and managing referral networks
  • Conducting intake evaluations
  • Facilitating group therapy
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Clinical teaching
  • Provision of clinical supervision

These competencies are enhanced through direct clinical service with supervision from licensed clinicians, participation in seminars, clinical meetings and case conferences, and consultation with multidisciplinary teams. Fellows have opportunities to teach seminars to psychology interns and psychiatry fellows, and to supervise the clinical work of junior trainees. In addition, fellows facilitate trauma-informed parenting and family groups.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with their statement of research and clinical interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of recommendation to Dr. Blanca Orellana at




Senior Clinical Training Manager

The DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence's (COE) goal is to provide innovative, engaging and relevant training to a variety of Los Angeles County community service providers on trauma and resilience informed care and related content. We are seeking a candidate to fill the role of Senior Clinical Training Manager, is that you?

The Senior Clinical Training Manager will develop and manage the design and production of high quality, trauma informed training curricula and support materials, including training videos, slides, manuals, and protocols. They will identify and manage other senior-level subject matter experts and vendors, and build relationships with potential partner organizations and stakeholders. They will also provide clinical management and supervision to several members of the training team, including curriculum developers and trainers. The ideal candidate has a doctoral degree in a mental health related field (PsyD, PhD, EdD) and a clinical license.  They have team management experience and the ability to supervise landscape and needs analyses as well as the production and management of online learning content and systems. If you meet these qualifications, please consider applying today!


FOCUS Site Director

The FOCUS Site Director supervises the local FOCUS team to deliver services (briefs, consultations, psycho-educational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), individual family resiliency training (IFRT); monitors and maintains fidelity to the FOCUS model; meets contractual service goals; and monitors and supervises the completion of all required follow-ups with families participating in IFRT.

Qualified applicants have a Master's degree or Doctoral degree in a mental health field with current clinical license, and experience with manualized family and child intervention, clinical services, treatment, and/or social skills programs.

We have opportunities for FOCUS Site Directors available at the following FOCUS sites:



FOCUS Resilience Trainer

FOCUS Family Resilience Trainers facilitate structured FOCUS Services (briefs, consultations, psychoeducational workshops, skill building groups (SBG), and FOCUS for Families resilience training.

Qualified applicants have a Ph.D. or M.A. in Psychology or related fields and experience delivering interventions to families and/or children in individual and/or group settings.

We have opportunities for FOCUS Resilience Trainers available at the following FOCUS sites:







FOCUS Services Coordinator

FOCUS Services Coordinators assist with service delivery activities, receptionist services, including answering phones & assisting with family intakes, managing faxes, copying/filing, ordering supplies, maintaining an office and personnel calendar, and monitoring supplies and equipment inventory. They also assists with data-entry related to outreach contacts, provider referrals, and family records, as well as maintenance of the web-based files to compile reports and outcome information.

Qualified applicants have a BA or an AA degree and a minimum four years work experience, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to interact with diverse families.

We have opportunities for FOCUS Services Coordinators available at the following FOCUS sites:



Veteran Family Wellness Center Family Trainer

FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), project of the UCLA Semel Institute, seeks exceptional mental health pofessional as Resilience Trainers to deliver a manualized, family-centered resilience-building intervention to military families and couples. Primary job functions include conducting family-centered intervention, performing program outreach, and developing local referral networks. A clinically-related master's (MFT, MSW, MA Counseling) or doctoral degree (PhD, PsyD, DSW) and experience working with parents, families and children is required. Pre-licensure status is acceptable. Military experience highly preferred. Eligible military-spouses and Veterans are encouraged to apply.





The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


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