Amy Ford

Senior Instructor I, Clinical Core Faculty, and MCoun Program Lead
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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, Western Baptist College
Professional Affiliations: 

Oregon Counseling Association

Additional Information: 

Committee and Community Involvement: Humanitarian volunteer, Northwest Medical Teams (Portland, OR) with three international assignments (Indonesia, Moldova). Curriculum development for SPOON. Former compensation and pension examiner, Roseburg VA Healthcare system.

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Education
Headquarters: 
OSU Cascades
Research/Career Interests: 

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 spirit-body-mind approaches in counseling.

 

Biography

Amy E. Ford joined the OSU-Cascades faculty full time in 2012, serving as a 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 has her own clinical supervision practice.

Dr. Ford’s areas of expertise are trauma, diagnosis and assessment, PTSD, and Veteran’s issues. She formerly was a certified compensation and pension examiner with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Dr. Ford also has research interests 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 spirit-body-mind 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 is an Approved Clinical Supervisor and an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor.