Clinical Research Staff

CAMAT Team

Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Dr. Ehrenreich-May is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. She is also a Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami with research and clinical expertise in the treatment of emotional disorders in youth. Dr. Ehrenreich-May is a Miami native that received her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and her Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi in 2002.  She completed a clinical internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and until August 2008 was a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Child Program in the Center for Anxiety and Disorders at Boston University.  In addition to the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatment approaches for emotional disorders in youth, Dr. Ehrenreich-May is particularly interested in the transportability and implementation of effective treatments in environments that maximize their impact and benefit for children, including educational, pediatric and recreational settings.  Dr. Ehrenreich-May is the author or co-author of over 100 journal articles, book chapters and other publication relating to this work.  Dr. Ehrenreich-May's current research is supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and other funding agencies.

As a way to extend her research in the CAMAT program to the community, Dr. Ehrenreich-May provides workshops and presentations to parents, educators and clinicians on the assessment and treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents.  She is available for both training in the Unified Protocols for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents and consultation related to this approach. Please note: Dr. Ehrenreich-May does not personally provide any assessment or therapy services at CAMAT at the present time.

Dr. Ehrenreich-May is accepting doctoral student applications for Fall 2020.


Amy Beaumont, Psy.D., BCaBAAmy Beaumont, Psy.D., BCaBA

Dr. Amy Beaumont is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst. Dr. Beaumont received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed internship at the May Institute and National Autism Center in Massachusetts.  Dr. Beaumont has over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatments for individuals and families, parent training, social skills groups, consultation with schools and medical professionals, and psychological assessment to children and adults.  She currently serves as Coordinator of the University of Miami's Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (ASAC), which specializes in assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  Dr. Beaumont sees clients for therapy and testing, as well as supervises practicum students and doctoral students within CAMAT and ASAC.  She also serves as a consultant to autism and anxiety-related research projects at the University of Miami.  She has written and presented at numerous local and national conferences on topics related to autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).


Niza Tonarely, M.A.Niza Tonarely, M.S.

Niza Tonarely is a fifth-year graduate student in the child clinical psychology program at the University of Miami.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College and her MA in psychology from Boston University.  After graduating she spent several years as a research coordinator in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Section at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Her research interests include the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the developmental risk factors and protective processes that influence these disorders in order to inform effective treatment development.


Dylan Braun, B.S.Dylan Braun, B.S.

Dylan Braun is a third-year graduate student in the child clinical psychology program at the University of Miami.  He received his undergraduate degree in clinical psychology and child development from Tufts University.  Before coming to Miami, he was the research coordinator of the Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Broadly, his research interests include the development of effective treatments for youth with anxiety and mood disorders. He is also interested in research related to improving access to evidence-based treatments in community settings. 


Elizabeth Halliday, B.S.Elizabeth Halliday, B.S.

‌Elizabeth is a first-year graduate student in the child clinical psychology program at the University of Miami.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Miami. After graduating, she was the research coordinator for the CAMAT Program. Her research interests include development of evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety in youth. Specifically, she is interested in the personalization of treatment to provide optimally effective and efficient therapy to enhance treatment engagement and reduce drop-out.

 


Ashley Karlovich, B.A.

Ashley Karlovich, B.A.

Ashley is the research coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Arkansas. During her undergraduate career, she was a research assistant in the Anxiety Research Program, where she studied the relationship between mother and adolescent psychopathology, as well as the effect of sleep deprivation on approach and avoidance behaviors.   She intends to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology, and her research interests include the development and implementation of evidence based treatment strategies for children and adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. 


Alexia Hir‌lemann, B.A.

Alexia Hir‌lemann, B.A.

Alexia Hirlemann is the research coordinator for the Community Study of Outcome Monitoring for Emotional Disorders in Teens (COMET) at the University of Miami. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Miami. During her undergraduate career, Alexia was a research assistant for the Program for Anxiety, Stress, & OCD (PASO) in the adult division of the UM psychology department. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology, and her research interests broadly include identifying risk factors that can facilitate treatment and early intervention in mental health patients. 


Natascha Quirch Rios, B.S.Natascha Quirch Rios, B.S.

Natascha is a fourth-year graduate student in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University. She was born and raised in Miami, and received her undergraduate degree in psychology and Spanish from Tulane University in New Orleans and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Broadly, her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, and more specifically, the risk factors that contribute to maintaining these disorders in children and adolescents. She is also interested in how these risk and protective factors contribute to treatment progress and outcome. 


 

Selected Former Staff and Students

Ashley Shaw, Ph.D.
Ashley M. Shaw, PhD is a former Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow at the CAMAT Program. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program and a Post-doctoral Associate at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University.

Jamie Sherman, Ph.D.
Jamie Sherman is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. She is currently completing post-doctoral training at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Rebecca Grossman, M.S.
Rebecca Grossman is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. She is currently completing internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Colleen Maxwell, B.A.
Colleen Maxwell is the former research coordinator for the COMET Study. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Temple University.

Stefania Pinto, B.A.
Stefania Pinto is the former research coordinator for the CAMAT Program. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology at the University of Florida.

Emily Becker-Haimes, Ph.D.
Emily Becker-Haime is a former graduate student in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Miami. Presently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Mental Health Policy & Services Research.

Emily Bilek, Ph.D.
Emily Bilek is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. Presently, she is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan.

Kathleen I. Diaz, B.A.
Kathleen Diaz was a research coordinator for the CAMAT Program. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology at the University of Kansas.

Sarah Kennedy, Ph.D.
Dr. Sarah Kennedy is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Erin Girio-Herrera, Ph.D.
Dr. Erin Girio-Herrera was a post-doctoral Psychology Fellow in the CAMAT program at the University of Miami. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Towson University.

Elizabeth Penela, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Penela was a post-doctoral fellow in the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami, and a graduate of the University of Miami Ph.D. program. She is currently a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Pediatric Psychology Associates. 

Lindsay Stewart, Ph.D.
Lindsay Stewart was a former post-doctoral fellow with the CAMAT Program. Currently, Dr. Stewart is a licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Cara Remmes, Ph.D.
Cara Remmes is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. Currently, she is a clinical psychologist at Quad Prepatory School in New York City.

Alex Queen, Ph.D.
Alex Queen is a former graduate student with the CAMAT Program. He is currently a Lecturer at Tufts University, and coordinates fieldwork placements for clinical psychology majors at the school.