Jami Furr, Ph.D.
Jami Furr, Ph.D., is the Associate Clinical Director of the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University, located in Miami, FL. There she serves as the Director of the Selective Mutism Service and the Brave Bunch Program, the intensive, weeklong camp for young children with selective mutism. She also serves as the Clinical Director of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) program where she has clinical expertise and research interests in cognitive-behavioral treatment of childhood anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders, with a focus on preschool mental health. Specifically, she specializes in weekly and intensive treatment programs for preschool aged children with obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders, as well as in parent-child interaction therapy for young children with disruptive behavior disorders.
Dr. Furr received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychopathology and specialty training in working with children with anxiety from Temple University. Dr. Furr then completed her clinical psychology internship at the NYU Child Study Center-Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, where she stayed on for her Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute for ADHD and Disruptive Disorders, and specialized in treating young children with selective mutism and oppositional problems and providing organizational skills training for children with ADHD. Dr. Furr completed a second Postdoctoral Fellowship and later became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University (BU). At CARD, Dr. Furr began the Selective Mutism Service and served as the Clinical Director of the BU Brave Bunch Program and the Child Program for several years before moving to Miami. She continues to provide active supervision to the program at CARD.
Dr. Furr has a passion for working with children of all ages and is excited to be able to be a part of the SMA Board of Directors. She hopes to further bring knowledge and awareness of selective mutism to the local and national education system and communities.