Jami M. Furr, Ph.D.

Jami M. Furr, Ph.D.

Senior Psychologist

Professional Biography

Dr. Furr is Senior Psychologist of the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program at Florida International University, where she is also Clinical Assistant Professor.  Dr. Furr has extensive clinical expertise and research interests in cognitive and behavioral treatments of childhood anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders, with a particular focus on preschool mental health. She supervises and provides weekly and intensive treatment programs for children with early anxiety and/or behavior problems, and directs specialty programs for youth with selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or other anxiety-related problems. She also is the clinical director of several active programs implementing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for difficult-to-treat and difficult-to-reach populations of children.

Dr. Furr received her B.A. from Trinity University, and went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Developmental Psychopathology from Temple University. Dr. Furr completed her clinical psychology internship training in the Child and Adolescent Track of the NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program and the NYU Child Study Center, after which we completed an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders. Prior to joining Florida International University, Dr. Furr served as Clinical Director of the Child Program of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) of Boston University.

Contact: jfurr@fiu.edu


colorful plastic toy blocksRecent and representative publications

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Kerns, C., Chan, P.T., Edson, A.L., Khanna, M., Franklin, M.E., Garcia, A.M., & Freeman, J.B. (2014).  Internet-delivered, family-based treatment for early-onset OCD: A preliminary case series. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 74-87.  

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Cooper-Vince, C., Madigan, R.J., Chow, C., Chan, P.T., Idrobo, F., Chase, R.M., McNeil, C.B., & Eyberg, S.M. (in press). Rationale and considerations for the Internet-based delivery of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Furr, J.M., Comer, J.S., Edmunds, J., & Kendall, P.C. (2010). Disasters and youth: A meta-analytic examination of posttraumatic stress. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 765-780.

Kendall, P.C., Furr, J.M., & Podell, J.L. (2010). Child-focused treatment of anxiety. In J.R. Weisz & A.E. Kazdin (Eds.), Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford.

Comer, J.S., Roy, A.K., Furr, J.M., Gotimer, K., Beidas, R.S., Dugas, M.J., & Kendall, P.C. (2009). The Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale for Children: A psychometric evaluation. Psychological Assessment, 21, 402-411.

Hughes, A.A., Furr, J.M., Sood, E.D., Barmish, A.J., & Kendall, P.C. (2009). Anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders in parents of children with anxiety disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 40, 405-419.

Furr, J.M., Crawley, S.A., & Kendall, P.C. (2009). Separation anxiety disorder. Case commentary. In C.A. Galanter & P.S. Jensen (Eds.), DSM-IV-TR casebook and treatment guide for child mental health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

Furr, J.M., Tiwari, S., Suveg, C., & Kendall, P.C. (2008). Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. In M. Antony & M. Stein (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders (pp. 636-656). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kendall, P.C., Gosch, E., Furr, J.M., & Sood, E. (2008). Flexibility within fidelity. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 987-993.

Tiwari, S., Podell, J.C., Martin, E.D., Mychailyszyn, M., Furr, J.M., & Kendall, P.C. (2008). Experiential avoidance in the parenting of anxious youth: Theory, research, and future directions. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 480-496.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Beidas, R.S., Weiner, C.L., Kendall, P.C. (2008). Children and terrorism-related news: Training parents in coping and media literacy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 568-578.

Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., Beidas, R.S., Babyar, H., & Kendall, P.C. (2008). Media use and children’s perceptions of societal threat and personal vulnerability. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 622-630

Suveg, C., Comer, J.S., Furr, J.M., & Kendall, P.C. (2006). Adapting manualized CBT for a cognitively-delayed child with multiple anxiety disorders. Clinical Case Studies, 5, 488-510.

Rauch, S.A., Foa, E.B., Furr, J.M., & Filip, J.C. (2004). Imagery vividness and perceived anxious arousal in prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17,  461-465.

Abramowitz, J.S., Franklin, M.E., Schwartz, S.A., & Furr, J.M. (2003). Symptom presentation and outcome of cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 1049-1057.

Huppert, J.D., Foa, E.B., Furr, J.M., Filip J.C., & Matthews, A. (2003). Interpretation bias in social anxiety: A dimensional perspective. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27, 569-577.