Dr. Liz Laugeson is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She received her doctorate from Pepperdine University in 2004, completed a clinical internship in developmental disabilities at UCLA from 2003-2004, and was the two-time recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH from 2004-2007.
Dr Laugeson currently serves as the Director of The Help Group - UCLA Autism Research Alliance, which is a collaborative research initiative dedicated to developing and expanding applied clinical research in the treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
She is also the Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS Clinic (www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/), an outpatient program providing parent-assisted social skills training for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other social impairments. She joined the UCLA faculty in 2007.