Kelsey is a third-year graduate student in the UCLA Clinical Psychology program. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. After graduation, Kelsey spent two years working as an IRTA fellow in Dr. Ellen Leibenluft’s group at the National Institute of Mental Health, studying the developmental trajectory and treatment of childhood irritability. Her current interests include the social and emotional processes related to externalizing problems in youth, as well as the roles of parenting behavior and family-level factors in the development of emotional and behavioral problems.
In addition to her research activities, Kelsey works as a therapist at the UCLA Child OCD Intensive Treatment Program and in the UCLA Psychology Clinic. She also assists with school-based mental health programs at Geffen Academy.