Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair for Academic Affairs (Psychology Department)
Director, Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program

(305) 284-6476
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Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami with expertise in the treatment of emotional disorders in youth and the development and evaluation of evidence-based therapy protocols for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She is perhaps best known as the developer of the Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C and UP-A). Her currently funded work in this area includes effectiveness trials regarding treatment of youth emotional distress in community settings (including both community mental health clinics and preschools) and the application of the Unified Protocols to new populations and treatment conditions. Dr. Ehrenreich-May directs the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at the University of Miami, which provides UP-C and UP-A related research services to the community. She is currently the Science Committee Chair for Division 53 of APA and a former Child and Adolescent Anxiety SIG Leader for ABCT. Dr. Ehrenreich-May's research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies in the Unified States and internationally. Her current collaborators at UM include Drs. Amanda Jensen-Doss, Rebecca Shearer and Barbara Coffey.



2002Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Mississippi
1996B.S. Psychology University of Florida

Professional Experience

2008 - Faculty, University of Miami, Psychology Department
2003 - 2008Research Assistant Professor, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
2002 - 2003Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

Research Interests

Novel treatment approaches for emotional disorders in youth, etiology and measurement of youth anxiety, clinician training and dissemination of evidence based treatments for children and adolescents.


Current Research

Our group is conducting investigations related to transdiagnostic and emotion-focused treatment approaches emotional disorders (including anxiety, depression, OCD and related conditions), as well as studies related to the mechanisms and effectiveness of such approaches. More information about this research can be found on the CAMAT program home page.

If you are interested in having your child or adolescent screened for a research project or would like more information about evidence-based clinical services for youth anxiety and depression, please contact the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program at (305) 284-9852, Ext. 1 or email us at anxietylab@psy.miami.edu.