About Us

UM-PSC Team

Saneya Tawfik imageSaneya H. Tawfik, Ph.D.
UM-PSC Director
President-Elect of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC)

Dr. Tawfik, a Florida-licensed Psychologist, is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinic Director/Director of Assessment Services at UM-PSC . She graduated from the Child-Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Denver. She completed her Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine and Pediatric Psychology at Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Boston University School of Public Health and Behavioral Sciences. She currently supervises students conducting psychoeducational testing at the PSC and oversees training for students at the clinic. Her areas of specialty include Psychoeducational assessments of Learning Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She is also involved in research on best practices in clinical training and supervision of assessments.


Photo of Victoria SchlaudtVictoria Schlaudt, Ph.D.
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Victoria Schlaudt, a licensed psychologist, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Psychological Services Center for the Department of Psychology. Her clinical work focuses on working with patients with complex trauma, anxiety, OCD, and co-occurring health and mental health conditions. Dr. Schlaudt’s research focuses on the mental health of under-served populations such as refugees, immigrants, and ethnic minorities. Dr. Schlaudt completed her doctoral studies at Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Health Service Psychology at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Support Staff

Carmen Ortega imageCarmen X. Ortega

Ms. Ortega works as the secretary at UM-PSC and has been working with us for over 10 years. She helps our clinic run efficiently and is very knowledgeable about our services. Ms. Ortega is available during work hours to answer any questions you may have.


Clinic Assistants

There are two clinic assistants who serve as therapy and assessment case coordinators for UM-PSC.  They also help our clinic run efficiently and are responsible for such duties as screening potential clients and providing community referrals.

Marcelle May imageMarcella May

Marcella is a Third year Predoctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami. As a Clinic Assistant for UM’s PSC, she serves as therapy case coordinator and is responsible for such duties as assignment of cases, screening potential clients for our therapy services, and providing community referrals.  Her research centers on Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management (CBSM) for patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and she is also a practicum student conducting neuropsychological evaluations in the UM Department of Neurology. 


Naomi TarlowNaomi Tarlow

Naomi is a Fourth year Predoctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Miami.  As a Clinic Assistant for UM’s PSC, she serves as the assessment case coordinator and is responsible for such duties as assignment of cases, screening potential clients for our assessment services and providing community referrals.  Naomi's research interests include risk and resilience factors for youth who have experienced trauma, and she is currently a practicum student at Oliver-Pyatt Centers, providing therapy to individuals with eating disorders.

Clinic Faculty Supervisors

Jill May imageJill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Dr. Ehrenreich-May is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. She supervises CAMAT groups and child therapy cases at UM-PSC. Dr. Ehrenreich May is a researcher and clinician with expertise in treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders and depression.


Aaron Heller imageAaron S. Heller, Ph.D.

Dr. Heller is an Assistant Professor in the Adult Division of the Department of Psychology who supervises adult therapy cases at UM-PSC. His research utilizes brain imaging and Mobile Health measures to examine the emotional, biological and behavioral factors that promote resilience and recovery from mood disorders.


Gail Ironson imageGail H. Ironson, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Ironson is a Professor in the Health Division of the Department of Psychology who supervises adult therapy cases and runs the Trauma Treatment Program at UM-PSC.


Amanda Jansen-Doss imageAmanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D.

Dr. Jensen-Doss is an Associate Professor and Director of the Child Division of the Department of Psychology who supervises child therapy cases at UM-PSC. Her research focuses on improving child mental health services through use of evidence-based assessments and treatments.


Kristen Lindahl imageKristin M. Lindahl, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindahl is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She supervises students conducting psychoeducational testing at UM-PSC and is interested in developmental psychopathology.


Dr. Frank PenedoFrank J Penedo, Ph.D.

Dr. Penedo’s work evaluates the role of sociocultural, biobehavioral, and psychosocial mechanisms underlying disease activity and health outcomes, and the efficacy of evidence-based psychosocial interventions in promoting optimal chronic disease management and health outcomes in cancer. His work also involves translational research evaluating the impact of symptom and toxicities monitoring and management in ambulatory oncology, patient reported outcomes (PROs) in survivorship care, precision oncology and phase-1 trials, as well as the implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions delivered within health systems and the community to improve patient and system level outcomes.


Kiara Timpano imageKiara Timpano, Ph.D.

Dr. Timpano is an Associate Professor in the Adult Division of the Department of Psychology  who supervises adult cases at UM-PSC. She also is the Director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD (PASO), a specialty research clinic in Miami that conducts evidence-based treatments for the Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and related conditions, such as Hoarding Disorder.


Amy Weisman imageAmy Weisman de Mamni, Ph.D.

Dr. Weisman de Mamani is an Associate Professor in the Adult Division of the Psychology Department who supervises individual and couples therapy cases at UM-PSC. She is interested in cross-cultural psychology and family factors related to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and medical illness. 


 

Contact UM-PSC at 305-284-4265.

PLEASE NOTE   UM-PSC is not designed to provide ongoing crisis management
for issues such as substance abuse, active suicidality, violence, or psychoses.

If you have an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.