Family-Focused Therapy Study

Family-Focused Therapy for families of transgender & gender diverse youth 

  • PI: Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH
  • Senior Mentor: David Miklowitz, PhD
  • Funding: AACAP Physician Scientist Program in Substance Use from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) K12DA000357
  • Contact: [email protected] 

UCLA Study on Family Therapy

UCLA Study on Family Therapy For Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth Ages 12-25 and their families (UCLA IRB#23-000726)

Now recruiting participants! 

What is this study about?
The research team aims to create a new version of family-focused therapy that helps families understand youths’ gender identity, communicate more easily, and reduce stress.

What will I do in this study?
Participation includes interviews, questionnaires, and 12 sessions of family-focused therapy at no cost.

Participants will be compensated for interviews and assessments.

To participate, you must:
Identify as not cisgender • Have a history of sadness or low mood and/or have tried drug(s) and/or alcohol • Attend family sessions with a parent or caregiver

Call or Email for more information:

(310) 794-5269
[email protected]