Misty C. Richards


  • Program Director, UCLA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California


Dr. Misty Richards is a child, adult, and reproductive psychiatrist at UCLA who holds a joint appointment in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She serves as the Program Director for the UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and is highly involved in medical student education as a Core Faculty Educator. Clinically, Dr. Richards serves as the Director of Infant Mental Health of the UCLA Maternal Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program and is also the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Perinatal Psychiatry for the Maternal Outpatient Mental Health Services (MOMS) Clinic in the Department of OB-GYN. She is a passionate clinician-educator with expertise in treating perinatal mood disorders, psychosis, and parent-infant attachment disorders, while also educating the next generation about reproductive psychiatry and early childhood mental health. Dr. Richards completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child Fellowship at UCLA, where she served as Chief Fellow. Currently, she holds committee positions in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Women’s and Training & Education Committees) and the American Psychiatric Association (Council on Children, Adolescents, and their Families) while serving as President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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