Education & Training:
Dr. Lin is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor at the UCSF Center for ASD & NDDs. Her clinical and research interests are in the assessment and treatment of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). Her interests include understanding and treating the overlap between core ASD features and co-occurring psychiatric conditions (e.g., anxiety), impairments with behavioral flexibility and emotion regulation (e.g., insistence on sameness behaviors), and overall adaptive functioning.
She completed her clinical psychology doctorate at UC Santa Barbara with a specialty emphasis in the treatment of people with ASD and NDDs, her clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital/Children’s Health Council, and her postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA. She has doctoral training in the principles applied behavior analysis; she is a certified behavior analyst. She has specialized training in a naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (NDBI), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). Her postdoctoral fellowship included a special emphasis on the understanding and treatment of co-occurring anxiety disorders using modified cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in children and adolescents with ASD. Before her position at UCSF, she was clinical faculty at the UCLA Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic.