Saneya Tawfik, Ph.D.
Saneya H. Tawfik, PhD
Director of Assessment
Associate Director, Psychology Training
Dr. Saneya H. Tawfik is a child and adolescent psychologist, with a specialty in pediatric psychology. She serves as director of Assessment and associate director of Psychology Training within the Department of Psychology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. For more than 25 years, Dr. Tawfik has seen patients in South Florida, as well as taught and mentored psychology graduate students. She specializes in psychoeducational psychological assessments and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental delays and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as socioemotional difficulties.
Dr. Tawfik earned her doctorate in psychology from the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Denver in Colorado. She then completed a predoctoral internship at Harvard Medical School - Boston Children’s Hospital/Judge Baker Children’s Center. Dr. Tawfik remained in Boston to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at Harvard Medical School - Boston Children’s Hospital. She also completed a research appointment at Boston University’s School of Public Health and Behavioral Sciences.
Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Tawfik served as faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami (UM) for almost 15 years, where she was a clinical associate professor. In addition, she served as clinic director/director of Assessment Services at the Psychological Services Center (PSC), where she oversaw training and supervised doctoral clinical psychology students conducting psychoeducational evaluations and therapy at the PSC clinic. Dr. Tawfik also was director of UM’s Program for the Prevention of Emotional Problems in Children (PEP-C), which she developed to provide in-school services to at-risk children in the Miami-Dade Public School System.
Dr. Tawfik is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Psychology Training Clinics, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, National Latino(a) Psychological Association and the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Most recently, she has been involved in research on best practices in clinical training and supervision of assessments, as well as socially responsive ethics and professionalism among health services psychologists. Dr. Tawfik is an ad- hoc reviewer for journals on clinical training and assessment. She is fluent in English and Spanish and provides bilingual consultation, assessment, and therapy.