Amy Ford

Senior Instructor and Clinical Core Faculty
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Office: 541-322-3123

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 120

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97701
Credentials: 
PhD, Counseling, Oregon State University
MS, Counseling, Oregon State University
BS, Psychology, Corban University
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OSU Cascades
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Dr. Ford has a research interest in parental alienation, an issue that impacts children and families of high conflict divorce; hope theory, a cognitive construct stemming from the field of positive psychology; and mind-body therapies, such as yoga, for treating PTSD and trauma.

Biography

Amy E. Ford joined the OSU-Cascades faculty full time in 2012, serving as a senior instructor and clinical core faculty member for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. She has been a full-time counselor educator since 2004, a director of two counseling training clinics, and she has her own private counseling practice. Dr. Ford’s areas of expertise are trauma, diagnosis and assessment, PTSD, and Veteran’s issues. She is a certified compensation and pension examiner with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and she has specialized in counseling and assessment of Veterans since 2009. Dr. Ford also has a research interest in parental alienation, an issue that impacts children and families of high conflict divorce; hope theory, a cognitive construct stemming from the field of positive psychology; and mind-body therapies, such as yoga, for treating PTSD and trauma. Dr. Ford earned her Ph.D. in counseling (2005) and M.S. in counseling (2001) from Oregon State University. She also is a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor.