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For prospective Ph.D. students:

I mentor doctoral students in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Miami. I plan to review applications to admit a student to start in Fall 2022. Graduate school admissions are competitive. Strong applicants to our lab typically have a solid record of experience in psychological science, particularly in clinical and/or developmental areas. It is also important to have a passion for pursuing specific research questions in youth mental health and enthusiasm for obtaining clinical training within an evidence-based framework. Individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our clinical program will not be requiring (or considering) GRE scores in the admissions process this year.

For more information about our admissions process, see:

Here is one good resource on all things related to applying to Ph.D. programs in clinical psychology:

For undergraduate students:

Are you a UM student interested in joining the lab as a research assistant? Join us! Opportunities are periodically available for students to participate as an RA on a voluntary basis or for course credit. A minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 2 full semesters is required. Use the form below to contact us for more information and to request application materials. We typically consider new applications several weeks prior to the start of each semester--i.e., July for the fall semester, and December for the spring semester.

Update (8/29/2021): We are full and no longer taking new RA applications for the fall 2021 semester. Feel free to reach out regarding future opportunities.

For parents and caregivers:

Please see our sister site, the Child, Family, and Community Research Network (CFCRN), to join our list and be notified of future research opportunities for which you or your child may be eligible.​

Stay tuned for additional upcoming research participation opportunities!

For professionals and community members:

Much of our work is collaborative, involving partnerships with schools and organizations in the community, as well as with those at other universities. We are always open to forming new partnerships and serving our community. Please don't hesitate to reach out.


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Spencer Evans, Lab Director

Denise Lopez Sosa, Lab Manager

Ashley Karlovich, Doctoral Student

General lab inquiries

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