Bounce Back Program Staff
Audra Langley, PhD, Intervention Developer
Dr. Langley is the Director of the UCLA TIES for Families Program and Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine in Child Psychiatry and in Pediatrics. Dr. Langley is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and researcher who specializes in evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents with post traumatic stress, anxiety, and related issues, and her body of work has sought to increase access to quality mental health interventions for underserved populations of children in schools and in child welfare.
Dr. Langley has been the Director of Training for the SAMHSA-funded Trauma Services Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools for 12 years and served as Chair of the NCTSN School Committee for 7 years, working to disseminate and tailor trauma-informed services in schools and for special populations. She is the author of 4 treatment manuals, including 3 for youth exposed to traumatic events. Dr. Langley completed an NIMH-funded Career Development Award to develop and evaluate Bounce Back: an elementary school intervention for childhood trauma. She has presented research papers and trainings on her work and published treatment manuals.
Lisa Jaycox, PhD, Intervention Developer
Dr. Jaycox is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation and a clinical psychologist. She has wide-ranging clinical and research expertise in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult mental health problems with a special emphasis on reactions to trauma exposure. Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Jaycox conducted clinical trials of psychotherapy treatment and prevention programs for post-traumatic stress disorder in adult female assault survivors and also developed and evaluated a depression prevention program for school children. At RAND, her work has focused on mental health services research as well as evaluations of clinical trials, with an emphasis on dissemination of proven treatments into community settings.
Her focus on the mental health consequences of traumatic life experiences includes work related to the September 11 terrorist attacks, hurricanes Katrina and Rita, California fire storms, recovery from traumatic injuries resulting in hospitalization, evaluation work related to young children's exposure to violence, as well as work related to deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Araceli Gonzalez, PhD, Bounce Back Trainer
Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Long Beach, where she teaches courses on mental health. She is also the director of the Family, Anxiety, and Mood lab at CSULB, where she conducts research related to anxiety in youth, young adults, and individuals in underserved areas (e.g., rural communities).
Dr. Gonzalez specializes in developing and evaluating cognitive-behavioral therapies for youth with anxiety and depression and their families. She has been involved in several studies and trials of interventions in settings such as schools and primary care. As part of the Bounce Back study, Dr. Gonzalez conducted assessments, trained clinicians, and provided clinical supervision. She has also trained school staff across the country to deliver Bounce Back with their students.
Erum Nadeem, PhD, Bounce Back Trainer
Dr. Nadeem is a clinical psychologist who studies the quality of mental health care and the implementation of evidence-based treatments in school settings. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she conducted community-based research on parenting in Latino families and peer victimization in schools. Dr. Nadeem is an investigator at the Center for Mental Health Implementation and Dissemination Science in States (IDEAS) and has a career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health, which is focused on utilizing a community-partnered research approach to improve trauma care in schools.