Dr. Lauren Maltby is a board-certified child and adolescent psychologist and an infant-parent and early-childhood mental health specialist (California Endorsement). She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and works as the supervising forensic psychologist at the Kids In Dependency Systems (KIDS) Clinic.


She provides training for forensic interviewers throughout the state of California on topics ranging from child maltreatment, forensic interviewing, and trauma-informed care. She attends in the SAFE (Securing Attachment For Emerging) Families specialty clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which provides primary care to infants and children with prenatal substance exposure.


Dr. Maltby also directs the Prenatal Exposure Assessment Clinic, where she trains pre-doctoral psychology students, medical students and residents in developmental and neuropsychological assessment. Her research focuses on the long-term outcomes for infants and children in the child welfare system.


Dr. Maltby also serves on the Board of Directors for the California chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC).


She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Biola University in 2012; she completed her pre-doctoral internship at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, both with emphases in early childhood and child maltreatment.





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