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Marian E. Williams, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Program Area Lead, Early Childhood Mental Health Programs
Pediatrics
CHL MailStop 115 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 8525

Overview

Marian Williams is a licensed psychologist specializing in infant-family and early childhood mental health and developmental disabilities in children. She is Co-Director of Interdisciplinary Training for the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and Autism Training Coordinator for the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (CA-LEND) interdisciplinary training program. Based at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Williams leads the Early Childhood Mental Health program and the recently launched Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative. Dr. Williams leads a Birth to Five Mental Health Training project providing core training to early childhood mental health professionals throughout Los Angeles County, and leads the Training and Technical Assistance project for First Connections, a three-year project funded by First 5 LA to enhance developmental screening and linkage for young children from underserved communities. She conducts research on diagnosis and assessment of autism spectrum disorders, access to care for young children with developmental disabilities, and development of bilingual children.

Publications

Williams ME, Rogers KC, Carson MC, Sherer S, Hudson B. . Opportunities arising from transformation from treatment as usual to evidence-based practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2012; 1(43):9-16. View in: PubMed

Williams ME, Park S, Anaya A, Perugini SM, Rao S, Neece C, Rafeedie J. Linking infants and toddlers in foster care with early childhood mental health services. Children and Youth Services Review. 2012; 4(34):838-844. View in: PubMed

Williams, M. E. , Carson, M. C. , Zamora, I. , Harley, E. K. , & Lakatos, P. P. . Child-Parent Psychotherapy in the context of the developmental disability and medical service systems. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 2014; (10):212-226. View in: PubMed

Williams ME, Perrigo, J, Banda T, Matic T, Goldfarb F. Barriers to accessing services for young children. Journal of Early Intervention. 2013; (35):61-74. View in: PubMed

Williams ME, Sando L, Soles T. Cognitive tests in early childhood: Psychometric and cultural considerations. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 2014; 5(32):455-476. View in: PubMed

Harley, E. , Williams, M. E. , Zamora, I. , & Lakatos, P. P. . Trauma treatment in young children with developmental disabilities: Applications of the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model to the cases of “James” and “Juan. ”. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy. 2014; (10):156-195. View in: PubMed

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Assessment of autism in community settings: discrepancies in classification. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Apr; 39(4):660-9. View in: PubMed

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