Margot Barclay

Graduate Student
Clinical Psychology


Margot is a third-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at UCLA. She received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017. While there, she worked in Dr. Joan Luby’s Early Emotional Development Program and completed her senior honors thesis analyzing the longitudinal association between childhood overcontrol and internalizing psychopathology. After graduation, she worked as a research assistant at Columbia University in Dr. Nim Tottenham’s Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab, studying how early life stress impacts emotional behavior and brain development. Her current research focuses on early risk factors for psychopathology as well as protective factors that promote resilience from adversity. 

In addition to her research activities, Margot works as a therapist at the Children’s Institute, a non-profit organization that supports families in the community who are recovering from trauma. She also co-leads a cognitive behavioral therapy group for adults seeking treatment at the UCLA Psychology Clinic.