Larisa Litvinov, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Director of Training at TIES for Families-South Bay

(Emphasis Area: Child and Adolescent)

Dr. Litvinov is a child and adolescent community psychologist.  Her clinical and research populations of interest are children who are in foster-adoptive placement, those at risk of foster placement, and those reunified with their birth families. Dr. Litvinov specializes in therapy and psychological testing as part of improving to the lives of these children and families who have experienced childhood traumatic and stressful life events. Dr. Litvinov’s specialty is in integrating behavioral, attachment-focused, trauma-specific, and family systems within the treatment. Additionally, Dr. Litvinov is the director of psychological testing. Dr. Litvinov is certified in Reflective Parenting, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a certified trainer and supervisor in PCIT. Dr. Litvinov also holds a certification as an Infant Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator II. Dr. Litvinov’s current research and clinical interest is in the integration of attachment-based and behavioral treatments in working with families, with specific emphases on using the attachment framework to inform parent coaching in PCIT. Dr. Litvinov has presented at national conferences, including several presentations at PCIT Conferences sponsored by UC-Davis and one at the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).

Clinical Focus:

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Child Psychological Testing
  • Foster Care/Adoption
  • Early Childhood Mental Health

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Professional Education:

  •  B.S., Psychology, Bryn Mawr College
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, California State University, Long Beach
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship, Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Emphasis: Child and Adolescent/Community), George Washington University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Child and Adolescent/TIES Track, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and UCLA