Alisa Manulkin

Associate professor

Areas of Focus: Child & Family Psychology

Phone: 770-407-1022



  • 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 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 was a member of 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.

Work experience: Assistant Professor, Psychology Internship Training Director and Co-Director of the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development (2005-2007); Assistant Professor and Director of the Child Protection Team Assessment Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (2000-2005); Executive Director, Kristi House/Orlowitz-Lee Children’s Advocacy Center in Miami, Florida (1996-2000); Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami Medical School, Mailman Center for Child Development (1994-1996).


  • Child & Family Psychology.
  • Child Maltreatment.


  • American Psychological Association
  • Georgia Psychological Association

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.

Selected Presentations

  • Manulkin, A. (2007). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression in childhood. Presented at Masters of Pediatrics, Miami Beach.
  • Manulkin, A. (2007). Interpreting and making use of psychoeducational testing. Presented at Masters of Pediatrics, Miami Beach.
  • Schwartz, K.A, Foster, J., & Manulkin, A. (2005). Symptoms of anxiety and depression in child protection team employees. Presented at American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), New Orleans.

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