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About Howard and Linda
Howard Adelman, Ph.D. and Linda Taylor, Ph.D.

Dr. Howard Adelman and Dr. Linda Taylor

DR. HOWARD S. ADELMAN is Professor of Psychology and Co-director (with Dr. Linda Taylor) of the School Mental Health Project and its federally-supported national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. In these roles, he pursues theory, research, practice, training, and policy related to educational, psychosocial, and mental health problems. His current efforts focus on systemic reform initiatives to enhance school and community efforts to address barriers to learning using comprehensive, multifaceted, and integrated approaches. He began his professional career as a remedial classroom teacher in 1960 and received his Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA in 1966. He directed the Fernald School and Laboratory at UCLA from 1973-1986 and has co-directed the School Mental Health Project since 1986.

DR. LINDA TAYLOR is Co-director of the School Mental Health Project and its federally supported national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Throughout her career, she has been concerned with a wide range of psychosocial and educational problems experienced by children and adolescents. Her early experiences included community agency work. From 1973 to 1986, she was assistant director at the Fernald Laboratory School and Clinic at UCLA. In 1986, she became Co-director of the School Mental Health Project. From 1986 to 2000, she also held a clinical psychologist position in the Los Angeles Unified School District and directed several large-scale projects for the school district. These projects led to her involvement in system reform initiatives designed to enhance school and community efforts to address barriers to learning and to enhance healthy development.