Jill Ehrenreich May, Ph.D.

Jill Ehrenreich May

Associate Professor, Child Division
Ph.D. earned from the University of Mississippi, 2002

Director, Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program

Research Interests

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

Current Research

Our group is conducting several investigations related to two transdiagnostic treatment protocols for youth anxiety and depressive disorders:

The Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescence (UP-A)
In the CAMAT program, we are broadly interested in helping children and adolescents with anxiety and depression get the evidence-based treatments that are believed to help them the most.  We recently completed a randomized, controlled trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health examining a transdiagnostic or Unified treatment approach for adolescents (aged 12-17) with anxiety and/or depressive disorders.  This treatment approach has a strong basis in theories regarding emotion regulation and presents adolescents and their families with evidenced-based treatment components formatted to be applicable across multiple types of anxiety and depressive disorders.  Although we are no longer recruiting for the UP-A trial, we are in the midst of adapting the UP-A to a more personalized format and planning new research to test mechanisms of action in the UP-A and disseminate this approach in community settings.
The Unified Protocol for Children: Emotion Detectives (UP-C: ED)
The UP-C: ED is a group treatment program for children between the ages of 7-12 with an anxiety or depressive disorder.  Recruitment is currently ongoing for a randomized, controlled trial comparing UP-C: ED to another evidence-based treatment for youth anxiety disorders. The UP-C: ED takes principles from our Unified Protocol for adolescents and applies them with children in a fun, creative and challenging environment.  New groups are available in both the Fall and Spring semesters and staffed by doctoral students in clinical psychology, under Dr. Ehrenreich-May's supervision.
Treatment of Anxiety in Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism
The CAMAT Program is collaborating with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Miami, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of South Florida to evaluate the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral treatment for adolescents with an anxiety disorder and high-functioning autism, as part of a program of research supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.

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.

Books

Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and PracticeEhrenreich-May, J., Chu B. C. (2013).Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents: Principles and PracticeNew York: Guilford Press.

unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, therapist guide.Barlow, D. H., Ellard, K. K., Fairholme, C. P., Farchione, T. J., Boisseau, C. L., Allen, L. B., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2010). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, therapist guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, participant workbook.Barlow, D. H., Ellard, K. K., Fairholme, C. P., Farchione, T. J., Boisseau, C. L., Allen, L. B., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2010). The unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, participant workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents, Therapist GuidePincus, D.B., Ehrenreich, J.T., & Mattis, S.G. (2008). Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents, Therapist Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents: Riding the Wave, WorkbookPincus, D.B., Ehrenreich, J.T., & Spiegel, D.  (2008). Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents: Riding the Wave, Workbook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications

Britton, J.C., Kennedy, S.M., Seager, I., Queen, A.H., Hernandez, M.V., Spiro, C.N., Ehrenreich-May, J. (in press). Pediatric depression: Neurocognitive function and treatment implications. In J. Mohlman, T. Deckersbach, & A. Wessman (Eds.), Clinical Psychology: A Neurocognitive Perspective.

Ehrenreich-May, J., Kennedy, S.M., & Remmes, C.A. (in press). Emotion regulation interventions and childhood depression. In T. Cleary, Self-regulated Learning Interventions with At-Risk Individuals: Academic, Mental Health,and Contextual Considerations. New York: Guilford Press.

Ehrenreich-May, J., Bilek, E.L., Queen, A.H., Remmes, C.A., & Marciel, K. (in press). The unified protocols for the treatment of emotional disorders in childhood and adolescence. In J. Ehrenreich-May & B. Chu (Eds.), Transdiagnostic mechanisms and treatment of youth psychopathology. New York: Guilford Press.

Ehrenreich-May, J., Storch, E.A., Queen, A.H., Rodriguez, J.H., Ghilain, C., Alessandri, M., Levin. A.B., Arnold, E.B., Murphy, T.B. & Wood, J.J. (in press). An open trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in early adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Girio-Herrera, E., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (in press). Using flexible clinical processes in the Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adolescence. Psychotherapy.

Queen, A. H., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (in press). Anxiety-disordered adolescents with and without a comorbid depressive disorder: Variations in clinical presentation and emotion regulation. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1063426613478175

Queen, A. H., Ehrenreich-May, J., Stewart, L. M., & Pincus, D. B. (in press). The effect of fathers’ depression on adolescent internalizing symptoms: The mediating role of family cohesion in a clinical sample. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

Sterling, L., Storch, E.S., Ehrenreich-May, J., Renno, P., Lin, E.J., Lewin, A., Arnold, E.A., & Wood, J.J. (in press). Validity of the Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale for youth with autism Spectrum disorders. Autism.

Storch, E. A., Ehrenreich-May, J., Wood, J. J., Jones, A. M., De Nadai, A., Lewin, A. B., Arnold, E. B., & Murphy, T. K. (in press). Respondent agreement on the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for youth with autism. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Ehrenreich-May, J.& Remmes, C. A. (2013). Treatment of childhood anxiety in the context of limited cognitive functioning. In E. Storch & D. McKay (Eds.), Handbook of treating variants and complications in anxiety disorders. New York: Springer.

Bilek, E.L., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2013). An open trial investigation of a transdiagnostic group treatment for children with anxietyand depressive symptoms. Behavior Therapy, 43, 887-897. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2012.04.007

Ehrenreich-May, J., Bilek, E., Queen, A.H., & Rodriguez, J.H. (2013). A unified protocol for the group treatment of childhood anxiety and depression. Revista de Psicopatologia y Psicologia Clinica (Spanish Journal of Clinical Psychology).

Micco, J.A., Hirshfeld-Becker, D., Henin, A., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2013). Content specificity of threat interpretation in anxious and non-clinical children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37 (1), 78-88.doi:10.1007/s10608-012-9438-7

Santucci, L. C. & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of the Child Anxiety Multi-Day Program (CAMP) for separation anxiety disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44, 439-451.

Ung, D., Wood, J. J., Ehrenreich-May, J., Arnold, E., Fujii, C., Reno, P., Murphy, T. K., Lewin, A. B., & Storch, E. A. (2013). Clinical characteristics of high-functioning youth with autism spectrum disorders and anxiety. Neuropsychiatry, 3(2), 147-157.

Queen, A.H., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2012). Panic disorder. In C. Essau, T.H. Ollendick (Ed.), Treatment of child and adolescent anxiety. London: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118315088

Levin, L., Henderson, H.A., & Ehrenreich-May, J. (2012). Interpersonal predictors of early therapeutic alliance in a transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral intervention for adolescents with anxiety and depression. Psychotherapy, 49, 218-230. doi:10.1037/a00282265

Queen, A. H., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Hershorin, E. R. (2012). Preliminary validation of a screening tool for adolescent panic disorder in pediatric primary care clinics. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43, 171-183. doi:10.1007/s10578-011-0256-z.

Storch, E. A., Arnold, E. B., Jones, A. M., Ale, C. M., Wood, J. J., Ehrenreich-May, J., Lewin, A. B., Mutch, P. J., & Murphy, T. K. (2012). The role of co-occurring disruptive behavior in the clinical presentation of youth with anxiety in the context of autism spectrum disorders.Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43(5),734-736. doi:10.1007/s10578-012-0294-1

Storch, E.A., Larson, M.J., Ehrenreich-May, J., Arnold, E. A., Jones, A.M., Reno, P., Fujii, C., Lewin, A.B., Mutch, P.J., Murphy, T.K., & Wood, J.J. (2012). Peer Victimization in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Co-occurring Anxiety: Relations with Psychopathology and Loneliness. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 24(6), 575-590.. doi:10.1007/s10882-012-9290-4

Storch, E. A., Wood, J. J., Ehrenreich-May, J., Lewin, A. B., Jones, A. M., Park, J. M., & Murphy, T. K. (2012). Convergent and divergent validity and reliability of the Pediatric Anxiety Rating Scale. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 42(11), 2374-2382. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1489-9

Allen, L. B., Tsao, J. C. I., Seidman, L., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Zeltzer, L. K. (2012). A unified, transdiagnostic treatment for adolescents with chronic pain and anxiety and depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 56-67. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.04.007

Bennett, S. M., Ehrenreich-May, J., Litz, B. T., Boisseau, C. L., Barlow, D. H. (2012). Development and preliminary evaluation of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for perinatal grief. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(1), 161-173. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.01.002

Ehrenreich-May, J., & Bilek, E. L. (2012). The development of a transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral group intervention for childhood anxiety disorders and co-occurring depression symptoms. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(1), 41-55. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2011.02.003

Buzzella, B. A., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Pincus, D. B. (2011). Comorbidity and family functioning in children with selective mutism. Child Development Research, 2011, 1-9: www.hindawi.com/journals/cdr/2011/909508/

Ehrenreich-May, J. & Bilek, E.L. (2011). Universal prevention of anxiety and depression in a recreational camp setting: An initial open trial . Child and Youth Care Forum, 40(6), 435-455. doi: 10.1007/s10566-011-9148-4

Ehrenreich-May, J., Southam-Gerow, M. A., Hourigan, S. E., Wright, L. R., Pincus, D. B., & Weisz, J. R. (2011). Comparing characteristics of anxious and depressed youth in two different clinical contexts. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 38(5), 398-411.

Nadeau, K.C., Sulkowski, M.S., Ung, L., Wood, J.J., Lewin, A., Ehrenreich-May, J., & Storch, E.A. (2011). Treatment of anxiety in patients with autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychiatry, 1 (6), 567-578.

Bacow, T. L., Ehrenreich, J. T., Brody, L. R., & Pincus, D. P. (2010). Are there specific metacognitive processes associated with anxiety disorders in youth? Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 3, 81-90.

Canavera, K. E., Ollendick, T. H., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Pincus, D. B. (2010). Clinical correlates of comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41, 583-594.

Landon-Bacow, T., Ehrenreich, J. T., Choate-Summers, M., Pincus, D. B., & Mattis, S. (2010). Concordance between measures of anxiety and physiological arousal following treatment of panic disorder in adolescence. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 32, 322-333.

Pincus, D. B., Ehrenreich-May, J., Whitton, S. W., Mattis, S. G., & Barlow, D. H. (2010). Cognitive- behavioral treatment of panic disorder in adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(5), 638-649.

Trosper, S. E., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2010). The relationship between trait, expressive, and familial correlates of emotion regulation in a clinical sample of anxious youth. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.

Ehrenreich, J. T. & Santucci, L. C. (2009). Introduction: Intensive cognitive-behavioral treatments for child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 290-293.

Fairholme, C. P., Boisseau, C. L., Ellard, K. K., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Barlow, D. H. (2009). Emotions, emotion regulation and psychological treatment: A unified perspective. In A. Kring & D. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology. New York: Guilford Press.

Micco, J. A., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2009). Resolving treatment complications in children and adolescents. In S. Hofmann & M.W. Otto (Eds.) Avoiding treatment failures in the anxiety disorders. (pp. 345- 368). New York: Springer.

Canavera, K. E., Wilkins, K. C., Pincus, D. B., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2009). Parent-child agreement in the assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(6), 909-915.

Cheron, D. M., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Pincus, D. B. (2009). Assessment of parental experiential avoidance in a clinical sample of children with anxiety disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 30, 383- 403.

Ehrenreich, J. T., Goldstein, C. R., & Wright, L. R., & Barlow, D. H. (2009). Development of a unified protocol for the treatment of emotional disorders in youth.Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 31(1),20-37.

Ehrenreich, J. T., Micco, J. A., Fisher, P. H., & Masia Warner, C. (2009). Assessment of relevant parenting factors in families of clinically anxious children: The family assessment clinician-rated interview (FACI). Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40, 331-342.

Landon-Bacow, T., Pincus, D. B., Ehrenreich, J. T., & Brody, L. (2009). The Metacognitions Questionnaire for Children: Development and validation in a clinical sample of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 727-736.

Micco, J. A., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2009). Validity and specificity of the Children’s Automatic Thoughts Scale in clinically anxious and non-clinical children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(5), 532- 536.

Santucci, L. C., Ehrenreich, J. T., Trosper, S., Bennett, S. M., & Pincus, D. B. (2009). Development and preliminary evaluation of a one-week summer treatment program for separation anxiety disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 317-331

Trosper, S. E., Buzzella, B. A., Bennett, S. M., & Ehrenreich, J. T. (2009). Emotion regulation in youth with emotional disorders: Implications for a unified treatment approach. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12,234-254.

Teaching

University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology