The EMPWR Program benefits from the support of Senior Faculty researchers at UCLA who specialize in community engagement, delivery of care to underserved populations, resilience and DBT skills, and psychosocial research methodology.
Clinician-researchers previously developed unique group interventions for LGBTQ teens with depression, anxiety, and/or stressors as well as caregivers of LGBTQ (including questioning) youth.
Ongoing research projects focus on Resilience Groups, the psychosocial support needs of caregivers with gender-diverse children, and suicide prevention. Research opportunities may be available to support trainees and medical students seeking to gain research skills and experience in LGBTQ mental health.
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