Suzi Naguib, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tel: (734) 222-9277
Suzi Naguib is a licensed clinical psychologist and director of Sunfield Center. Dr. Naguib founded Sunfield Center in August of 2011 with the goal of providing state-of-the-art evaluations and treatment for families and high quality training for students and professionals in Southeast Michigan. Dr. Naguib’s professional experience and training in clinical psychology has focused on evidence-based and research-supported diagnostic evaluations and treatments. Prior to starting Sunfield Center, Dr. Naguib worked as a staff psychologist at the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC). At UMACC, she conducted evaluations of toddlers (as young as 12 months) and adults suspected of being on the autistic spectrum. She provided in-home parent-implemented intervention for toddlers between the ages of 18-42 months through a National Institute of Health (NIH) funded early intervention study. In addition to providing individual and group treatment services to individuals on the autistic spectrum, she also supervised graduate students and provided training on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) to international and U.S. professionals. Prior to her work at UMACC, Dr. Naguib was at the New York University (NYU) Child Study Center for five years, completing a two-year fellowship in the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service, conducting evaluations and providing evidence-based interventions, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), group and individual behavioral parent training and school consultations. She also provided professional development training for New York City’s District 75 (special education) on the implementation of positive behavior supports in the classroom. Dr. Naguib completed her doctoral education at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and received her M.S. in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. She completed her clinical training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Michigan Psychological Association and the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan. She is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish and Arabic.
Pamela Dixon Thomas, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tel: (734) 222-9277
Pamela Dixon Thomas is a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor at Sunfield Center in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Service. She provides training and supervision for postdoctoral fellows and practicum students. Dr. Dixon Thomas specializes in the diagnostic assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the age span. She has extensive experience through her work at the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC) where she was one of the primary psychologists responsible for evaluating toddlers ranging in age between 12-48 months for inclusion in early intervention studies funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). In addition to her involvement at Sunfield Center, Dr. Dixon Thomas holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University and is a psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Autism Center in Novi, Michigan. Dr. Dixon Thomas’ research at Wayne State University focuses on methods for improving access to diagnostic and intervention services for under-served children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Dixon Thomas received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Dixon Thomas is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Barbara Hanna is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Sunfield Center. Dr. Hanna specializes in the diagnosis and assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the life span. She has a broad clinical background with considerable expertise in other areas as well, including intellectual, educational and personality assessment in inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment settings. Dr. Hanna previously was the Diagnostic Supervisor for both the Simons Simplex Autism study (a genetic study funded by the Simon Foundation) and multi-center early intervention studies at the University of Michigan Autism and Communications Center (UMACC). Dr. Hanna completed her doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Prior to her position at UMACC she also held a clinical faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry.
Amy Nasamran is a School Psychology doctoral candidate at Michigan State University (MSU) and is completing her doctoral internship at Sunfield Center. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her master’s degree from MSU. Amy has extensive experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Prior to starting at Sunfield Center, she worked as a behavioral therapist with preschool and school age children diagnosed with ASD in the hospital, school, home, and community setting. She received training in several evidence-based interventions, including applied behavior analysis from the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, a play-based intervention from UCLA, and pivotal response treatment from the Koegel Autism Center. During her doctoral studies at MSU, Amy has been involved in school-based evaluations, intervention, and consultation for children and adolescents with academic and behavioral needs. Currently, her research and professional interests are in facilitating the successful transition of adolescents and young adults with ASD into adulthood.