Sara Sherer, PhD

Director, Clinical Child Postdoctoral fellowship
Psychology Training Director
Attending Physician
Professor of Pediatrics, (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
Clinical Interests

Depression and suicidal behaviors. Adolescent developmental tasks. Adolescents facing educational challenges, eating disorders, and chronic illness. Adolescent risk taking behaviors. Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.


Medical School

California School Professional Psychology/Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Clinical Psychology


Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association -- Member of the Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), Child and Adolescent Suicide Review Team



Suicide assessment and intervention training for members of the educational, medical, and mental health professional communities. Depression and suicide assessment and interventions with adolescents. High-risk behaviors and Co-occurring disorders in adolescents and young adults Eating disorders in adolescents and young adults. Best practices in training and clinical supervision.