Associate Director
DMH + UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship

Agustina Bertone, PhD is an Early Childhood and Integrated Care Postdoctoral Fellow in the Nathanson Family Resilience Center at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. As part of the Family Development Program at UCLA, she provides psychotherapeutic support to parents of infants who are currently experiencing or have previously experienced stays in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her work focuses on supporting families by providing relational and attachment-focused interventions through a trauma-informed lens.  Dr. Bertone earned her PhD in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara. She completed her predoctoral internship at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center and was part of the Therapeutic Preschool and Early Childhood Assessment and Treatment teams. As a Spanish-bilingual clinician and researcher, Dr. Bertone is passionate about the study, implementation, and dissemination of culturally-responsive practices for supporting Latinx children’s mental health and development in early childhood and their families.