Brandi LilesDr. Brandi Liles - Dr. Liles is a licensed psychologist working at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. She graduated with her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2013. Dr. Liles completed her Psychology Internship at the CAARE Center in 2012. Currently, Dr. Liles is the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coordinator and has been nationally recognized as a Master Training in TF-CBT since 2016. In addition to TF-CBT, she specializes in clinical and training services for youth involved in systems (juvenile justice, child protective services) and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation. She helps coordinate two trauma-informed units in Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility and provides training for both probation and CPS staff on trauma-sensitive systems and services. Clinically, Dr. Liles has served traumatized youth from ages 3-21 and their families in evidence-based treatment including TF-CBT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for many years. Current interests include: trauma, trauma-focused treatment, trauma in young children, dissemination of empirically supported treatments, children with sexual behavior problems, and youth who have experienced sexual exploitation.

Dawn Blacker

Dr. Dawn Blacker - Dr. Blacker graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alameda in 1998. She currently serves as Co-Associate Director and Training Director at the CAARE Center. She provides supervision and conducts psychological evaluations, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, TF-CBT and DBT. Dr. Blacker has provided numerous trainings on trauma, sexual exploitation of minors, effective interventions for trauma victims and vicarious trauma since 2013. Dr. Blacker is a Co-Chair on the National Child Trauma Stress Network Child Sex Trafficking Workgroup. Current interests include: treatment of child physical and sexual abuse, developmental assessment of maltreated children, complex trauma, implementation of EBT’s, sexual exploitation of minors and early intervention.

Anthony Urquiza

Dr. Anthony Urquiza - Dr. Urquiza Dr. Anthony Urquiza is a clinical psychologist, Professor in Pediatrics at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, and Director of both the CAARE Center and the UC Davis PCIT Training Center. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Washington; and completed an internship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The CAARE Center provides medical evaluations, psychological assessments, and a range of mental health treatment services primarily for abused and neglected children. He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of trauma, child maltreatment, mental health treatment for victims of interpersonal violence, and the implementation of mental health interventions.

Ms. Jenny Landini, LCSW - Ms. Landini- Ms. Landini-Ms. Landini graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare in 2005. Her work with sexually exploited youth began in 2005 as a medical social worker at UC Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Teen and Adolescent Clinic. Currently, she is a clinical social worker at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital CAARE Center. Ms. Landini specializes in assessment and treatment of trauma-exposed youth and is trained in empirically supported treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She provides consultation to professionals and the court systems regarding youth who are involved in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems with suspected involvement in commercial sexual exploitation. Additionally, she conducts needs assessments with youth and young adults in these systems of care. Ms. Landini has been part of many local multidisciplinary collaborations including the Sexually Exploited Children and Teen (SECT) Community Collaborative, Sacramento Together Human Trafficking Task Force, Special Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Center Steering Committee, Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Multidisciplinary (SCAN) Team and Sacramento County’s CSEC Interagency Steering Committee. 

Kathryn Martens - Ms. Martens-Ms. Martens graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor Biology from the University of San Diego and completed her Master’s Degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee. After graduating, she worked with adolescent males in the Juvenile Justice Justice system before moving to Sacramento. Ms. Martens is trained in two evidence-based treatments, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She provides trauma treatment, both individually and in group, with youth who are identified as or at-risk for CSEC and has given trainings on CSEC and trauma-informed care. 

Erika Meyers- Ms. Meyers - Ms. Meyers graduated from Sacramento State University with Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is mental health provider who is committed to working with at risk youth. She has participated in trainings related to trauma, TF-CBT, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has provided trainings on CSEC, provides TF-CBT to children and families, and is currently providing trauma treatment to a group of CSEC identified youth.

Tara NiendamDr. Tara Niendam - Dr. Niendam is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in psychodiagnostic and cognitive assessment in youth at risk for or in the early stages of psychosis. As the Executive Director of the UCD Early Psychosis Programs, Dr. Niendam supervises clinic activities and staff and coordinates outreach and educational presentations within the community. She also serves as the Co-Director for our HRSA funded Psychology Internship Trauma and Adolescent Mental Illness (TAMI) internship, which is a collaboration with the UC Davis CAARE Center to provide evidence-based trauma informed care to youth with early psychosis.
Laura TullyDr. Laura Tully - Dr. Tully is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the UC Davis Psychiatry Department. As the Director of Clinical Training at the UC Davis Early Psychosis Program (SacEDAPT and EDAPT clinics) Dr. Tully provides instruction in evidence-based treatment and assessment approaches for early psychosis youth, with an emphasis on CBT for psychosis.