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STAR Seminar

The Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Seminar brings together experts in the field of child and family trauma to discuss important topics related to prevention science, family intervention, best practices, and cutting edge research.

STAR Seminars are held in conference room A8-221 | UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (760 Westwood Plaza) - Map

Upcoming Seminars


STAR Seminar meets bimonthly at 9:00 AM alternating with the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rounds. Contact us for more information!

Past Seminars Watch online!

How Reflective Parenting Can Improve Your Clinical Work  |  Regina Pally, MD

Infant Mental Health: Addressing Unique Needs of Children Ages 0-3 Residing in Foster Care  |  Catherine Lippincott, PsyD

Family-centered feedback: How to provide effective, sensitive, and family-centered feedback to parents of young children  |  Blair Paley, PhD

He, she, or they: Patient and provider perspectives on gender identity disclosure and data capture in the electronic health record  |  Hale Thompson, PhD

Trauma from an international perspective: A Spanish model  |  Susana de Cruylles, MFT

Mechanisms of risk and resilience  |  William Saltzman, PhD



Special Seminar

Moral Injury as an Identity Wound  |  Presented by Dr. William P. Nash

Watch the full presentation!  |  Download the slides



Notification of your planned attendance is always appreciated, please email


CEUs are available for select seminars, webinars, and online courses (additional fees may apply)


The Semel Institute is accredited by IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Semel Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Semel Institute at UCLA is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider #60485). Semel Institute at UCLA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Semel Institute is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 381.) Registered nurses attending this course may report up to 4 hours.

For more information about the course/course schedule, objectives, instructor, target audience, pricing/refunds, obtaining CE credit documentation, special accommodations, or to express grievances please contact: Shana Rosenberg (

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