UCLA TIES for Families
Santa Monica, California
Matthew is a licensed psychologist and is in the role of Research and Program Development Manager at UCLA TIES for Families. UCLA TIES for Families (TIES) is a university-community partnership providing interdisciplinary services dedicated to optimizing the growth and development of foster/adoptive children and their families.>
Matthew earned his doctoral degree and graduated from the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in School Psychology. His research focus was bullying, victimization, and defending behavior and he also spent time as a teaching associate. During his doctoral internship, which he completed at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center, he conducted therapy, assessment, and outreach for children and families as part of a therapeutic preschool program and for a general outpatient population. Matthew went on to complete his postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA TIES for Families where he completed an infant mental health rotation and specialized in adoption-specific treatment and assessment. Matthew was part of Early Childhood Assessment and Treatment team at Providence Saint John's Child and Family Development Center and provided clinical supervision. This agency has a strong history of providing culturally sensitive and comprehensive mental health, outreach, developmental, and educational services to low-income and typically underserved populations in the local community.