Tara Peris, Ph.D. is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is also the Program Director of the UCLA ABC Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and is closely involved in the pre-doctoral internship training program at the Institute. Dr. Peris’ clinical interests are in developmental psychopathology, with a particular focus on evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent anxiety and related disorders. Her research interests center on developing strategies for optimizing treatment outcome for difficult-to-treat cases of anxiety, OCD, and related conditions. Dr. Peris is the recipient of a career development award from NIMH, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and awards from the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), the TLC Foundation for Body-focused Repetitive Behavior (TLC), and the Friends of the Semel Institute. She was the 2016 recipient of the SCCAP Abidin Early Career Award and Grant.