Ann F. Garland, Ph.D.

UCSD/Children's Hospital & Health Center
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone #: (858) 966-7703 ext. 3756
FAX #: (858) 966-7704


Ann F. Garland, Ph.D. is an Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) at Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and the Supervising Psychologist at Children’s Out-Patient Psychiatry Clinic, San Diego. Dr. Garland received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from Yale University in 1994, as well as an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in 1985, and a B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley in 1983. 

Research Focus
Dr. Garland’s research addresses factors that influence utilization and effectiveness of community-based youth mental health services. The goals of her most recently funded study, “Integration of Evidence and Practice of Youth Psychotherapy,” are to characterize community-based “usual care” psychotherapy practices for children ages 4-13 with behavior problems, and to examine the extent to which clinicians’ practices are consistent and inconsistent with evidence-based treatment principles. In addition, this project will examine how delivery of care consistent and inconsistent with the evidence-based treatment principles is associated with changes in selected child and family outcomes.

Clinical & Teaching Focus 
Dr. Garland coordinates all clinical psychology training at Children’s Hospital’s Out-patient Psychiatry Clinic. The clinic is the largest provider of publicly funded mental health services to children, adolescents and families in San Diego County and serves a diverse patient population. There are always at least 4-5 psychology trainees working in the clinic under Dr. Garland’s clinical supervision, including post-doctoral fellows, pre-doctoral interns, and graduate students from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Services include psycho-educational and diagnostic assessment, consultation/liaison to the medical staff, and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families.

Selected Publications

  • Garland, A.F., Aarons, G., Saltzman, M., & Kruse, M. (2000). Correlates of adolescents’ satisfaction with mental health services. Mental Health Services Research, 2 127-139.
  • Garland, A.F., Hough, R.L., McCabe, K., Yeh, M., Wood, P., & Aarons, G., (2001). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders for youth in public sectors of care, Journal of the Amer. Acad. Of Child and Adol. Psych., 40, 409-418.
  • Garland, A.F., Hough, R., Landsverk, J., & Brown, S., (2001). Multi-sector complexity of systems of care for youth with mental health needs. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research and Practice, 4, 123-140.
  • Garland, A.F., Kruse, M., Aarons, G. (In Press) Clinicians and Outcome Measurement: What’s the use? Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.
  • Garland, A.F., Aarons, G.A., Brown, S.A., Wood, P.A., & Hough, R.L. (In Press). Diagnostic profiles associated with utilization of mental health and substance abuse services among high risk youth. Psychiatric Services

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