Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D., Director
See Dr. Lieberman's UCSF Faculty WebpageDr. Lieberman is the Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Trauma Research Program. She is a clinical consultant with the San Francisco Human Services Agency. She is active in major national organizations involved with mental health in infancy and early childhood. She is past-president of the board of directors of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute. She has served on peer review panels of the National Institute of Mental Health, is on the Board of Trustees of the Irving Harris Foundation, and consults with the Miriam and Peter Haas Foundation on early childhood education for Palestinian-Israeli children.
Born and raised in Paraguay, she received her BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. This background informs her work on behalf of children and families from diverse ethnic and cultural origins, with primary emphasis on the experiences of Latinos in the United States.
Dr. Lieberman is currently the director of the Early Trauma Treatment Network (ETTN), a collaborative of four university sites that include the UCSF/SFGH Child Trauma Research Program, Boston Medical Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center, and Tulane University. ETTN is funded by the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a 40-site national initiative that has the mission of increasing the access and quality of services for children exposed to trauma in the United States. Her major interests include infant mental health, disorders of attachment, early trauma treatment outcome research, and mental health service disparities for underserved and minority children and families. Her current research involves treatment outcome evaluation of the efficacy of child-parent psychotherapy with trauma-exposed children aged birth to six and with pregnant women involved in domestic violence. As a trilingual, tricultural Jewish Latina, she has a special interest in cultural issues involving child development, child rearing, and child mental health. She lectures extensively on these topics nationally and internationally.
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D., Associate Director/Dissemination Director
In her spare time she bakes pies with her 11-year old son. She is on a mission to bake 1000 pies in her lifetime and a pie in each of the 50 states.
Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, Ph.D., Associate Director/Community Mental Health Initiative Director
Ann Chu, Ph.D., Associate Dissemination Director/Research Director
Ann Chu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Associate Director of Dissemination for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) at the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program. As Associate Director of Dissemination, Dr. Chu works with the CPP Dissemination and Implementation Team to train community providers in CPP, standardize CPP training model components, and develop dissemination tools that can further the implementation of CPP. She is interested in bringing trauma-informed principles and CPP-based interventions (e.g., Attachment Vitamins) to child serving systems such as primary care, childcare/early childhood education, and child welfare. She is currently working with research partners to evaluate the effectiveness of Attachment Vitamins and whether CPP works for children with exposure to specific types of trauma such as sexual abuse and traumatic bereavement. Her research to date has examined how trauma impacts vulnerable populations such as young children, youth in foster care, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Throughout these activities, she maintains a commitment to improving the quality of care for young children and their families. Dr. Chu received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. She has previously held a faculty position at the University of Denver and served as Program Director at A Better Way, a non-profit agency providing services to children and families involved in the child welfare system in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Vilma Reyes, Psy.D., Clinical Training Director
Dr. Reyes developed a CPP-based group intervention, Building Bridges, which has been applied and researched in several community settings including 7 family shelters across 3 counties in the Bay Area, CA. This intervention was adapted to the displaced community in Bogota, Colombia and the Afro-Colombian community in Tumaco, Colombia. This adaptation, Semillas de Apego, is being researched in two randomized controlled studies with a sample size of over 1,200 families. Dr. Reyes has presented this research at national and international conferences, including the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
In addition to her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Reyes has also earned a Master of Arts in Education and has experience offering consultation, supervision and training in trauma informed systems in school-based settings. Dr. Reyes is an immigrant from Peru and is devoted to increasing access to trauma informed services for Latinx immigrant families. She has done several lectures in national conferences on the intersection of immigration and trauma; with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees exposed to armed conflict, systemic oppression and racism.
Markita Mays, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor
In addition to direct service and clinical training, Markita has pursued advocacy on behalf of children of incarcerated parents. She is the co-Founder of the Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP), which is a regional coalition focused on those who work with or are concerned about children of incarcerated parents. In her work with ACCIPP, she served as a consultant with Sesame Street on the development and implementation of their toolkit, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration.
Ms. Mays was recognized by UCSF for her leadership in social justice by being awarded the 2015 UCSF Chancellor Award for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership and served as a Dean Diversity Leader (2016-2018) for the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter Initiative.
Gloria Castro, Psy.D., Clinical Supervisor
She has presented on national and international conferences, and forums on the topics of parenting in a different culture and on the impact of immigration on the sense of self and motherhood identity. In addition to her work at UCSF, Dr. Castro has taught at Argosy University, American School of Professional Psychology. She also served on the Advisory Board.
Barclay Stone, Psy.D., Clinical Supervisor
Barclay earned her BA in Latin American Literature with a minor in Education at Dartmouth College. Graduate work in Latin American Literature (and the possibility of continuing to sit in cafes reading poetry) brought her from the East Coast to U.C. Berkeley. She received her master's degree and went on to teach Spanish and work in women's reproductive health locally and abroad until figuring out that clinical psychology was the career that would allow her to meld many of her interests.
Barclay received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her dissertation was titled "Acculturative Stress in Mexican Immigrant Women and the Nature and Role of Social Support." She completed her predoctoral internship and two years of postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and then worked for 4 years as a staff psychologist at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, treating adult PTSD in victims of violent crime, refugees and asylum seekers. In her free time she loves to read, write, hike and spend time with friends and family.
Brooke Kimbro LMHC LPCC R-DMT, Dissemination Coordinator
Administrative & Research Staff
Tuesday Ray, Program Administratortechnology sector, she finds herself in a position that allows her to support clinicians in their effort to alleviate the impact trauma in very young children and their families and staff who offer training world-wide in creating trauma-informed systems. She studied International Business at San Francisco State University. When out of the office, she enjoys taking advantage of everything that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. She can be found wandering museums, attending plays, or exploring the many hiking trails in the area.
Belén Rogowski, Clinical Research Coordinator
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Belén identifies as a bicultural and bilingual Latina. She earned her BA in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and plans to continue her work with families exposed to adversity at the graduate level. Her clinical research interests center on the relational, cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms underlying the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology, with the goal of advancing prevention development. Due to this research focus, Belén also has an interest in infant mental health and the emergence of psychopathology during the perinatal period. In her spare time, Belén enjoys cooking, photographing deciduous trees, and traveling internationally.
Angela Drexler, Staff Research Associate
Angela hails from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and identifies as a biracial latina. She earned her BA in Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley and intends on continuing her work with youth and parents exposed to early life emotional trauma. Her professional interests involve implementation and dissemination of research based interventions for underserved communities so as to address maladaptive behavior and trauma responses. On her free time, Angela enjoys watching animated movies, experimental cooking, relaxing near open water, and thrifting in the city.