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Ruth Ellingsen, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Ruth Ellingsen is a post-doctoral fellow in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Ruth recently completed the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at UCLA.  During her graduate training, Ruth received specialized clinical and research training in the prevention and treatment of traumatic stress in children and families.  As part of her postdoctoral training, Ruth provides clinical services to children and families exposed to various challenges, medical traumas or other community or family traumas.  She is also involved in program development and evaluation to better serve trauma-exposed children and families.  Ruth’s research focuses on factors that influence positive parenting of children at risk.