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Alisa Manulkin

Associate professor




  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, 1994
  • M.S. in Psychology, Nova University, 1991
  • B.A. in Psychology, George Washington University, 1988


Dr. Manulkin received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development and the Child Protection Team. Prior to joining the Argosy faculty in 2007 as the Director of Training, Dr. Manulkin was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Miami and the Director of the CPT Assessment Center, a program providing medical, developmental and psychological evaluations to abused and neglected children in out-of-home care. She also acted as the Director of Internship Training for the Mailman Center for Child Development and supervised graduate students within the Behavioral Pediatrics clinic. She was the founding Executive Director for Kristi House/Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center, an advocacy center serving sexually abused children in Miami-Dade County Florida. She remained with Kristi House for five years prior to returning to the University of Miami where she remained until 2007. Dr. Manulkin participated on the Florida Task Force on Children’s Justice, and was co-chairperson of the Miami-Dade County Child Abuse Fatality Review Team for seven years. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a private, non-profit agency that provides services to sexually or severely, physically abused children in DeKalb County and Fulton County. Her areas of clinical interest include child clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, and child abuse and neglect. Dr. Manulkin has published and presented in the areas of self-injurious behavior and parenting.


  • Child clinical psychology
  • Pediatric psychology
  • Child abuse and neglect

Selected Publications

  • "Three's Company", The Miami Herald. October 15, 2006
  • "Trying to Raise Good Sports in a Winner Take All World" The Miami Herald. February 19, 2006
  • "Raising Good Sports in a Winner Take All World" The Miami Herald. February 16, 2006
  • Dandes, S., & Manulkin, A. (2004). Creating a peaceful home: Tips you can use. Teach More Love More Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 5.
  • Herman, B.H., Hammock, M.K., Egan, J., Arthur-Smith, A., Chatoor, I., Werner, A. A role for opioid peptides in self-injurious behavior: Dissociation from autonomic nervous system functioning. Developmental Pharmacology and Therapeutics, May 1988.
  • Herman, B.H., Hammock, M.K., Arthur-Smith, A., Egan, J., Chatoor, I., Werner, A., and Zelnik, N. (1987) Naltrexone decreases self-injurious behavior. Annals of Neurology, 22, 550-552.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Georgia Psychological Association


  • Schwartz, K.A, Foster, J., Manulkin, A. Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Child Protection Team Employees. Presented at APSAC, New Orleans, LA, June 2005
  • Herman, B.H., Hammock, M.K., Arthur Smith, A., Egan, J., Chatoor, I., Werner, A., and Zelnik, N. Naltrexone decreases self-injurious behavior. Presented at Symposium, "Mental Retardation: Developing Pharmacotherapies," San Francisco, CA, May 1989.
  • Tanis, D.C., Werner, A.J., Nowels, A., Nowels, K. 2 ½ -D images of P300 distribution in schizophrenic, bipolar and normal adolescents. Presented at Symposium, "Topographic Brain Mapping Applications in Psychiatry and Neurology," Phoenix, AZ, January 1989.
  • Tanis, D.C., Nowels, A., Werner, A.J., Nowels, K. Global field power and P300 in hospitalized adolescents. Paper presented at symposium, "Topographic Brain Mapping Applications in Psychiatry and Neurology," Boston, MA, August 1988.
  • Zelnik, N., Herman, B.H., Hammock, M.K., Arthur-Smith, A., Egan, J., Chatoor, I., Werner, A., and Boeckx, R.L. Role of opioid peptides in self-injurious behavior. Presented at Society for Neuroscience meeting, Washington, D.C., November 1986.

Selected Lectures

  • UM Miller School of Medicine Pediatric Grand Rounds, April 2007. Presentation to medical school faculty, physicians, and medical residents about the utilization and interpretation of psychoeducational and psychological testing in children. Included discussion regarding IQ testing, achievement testing, behavior rating scales and behavioral observation. Also discussed importance of impressions and recommendations.
  • Medical Issues and the Growing Child XIIB, March 2007. Half-day presentation to early child care workers, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals regarding anxiety, depression and other behavior disorders in young children.
  • Masters of Pediatrics Conference, February 2007. Presentations at National Conference for pediatricians and other health professionals. Provided training on interpretation of psychoeducational evaluations as well as cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and depression in children.
  • Theories of Behavior and Common Behavior Problems, September 2006. Presentation to medical residents regarding screening, diagnosis, intervention and referral for common behavior problems seen in pediatric offices.
  • Psychosocial/Family Factors in Child Abuse and Neglect, April 2006. Presentation to medical residents regarding family dynamics, risk factors and effects on children in abusive or neglectful home environments.