Amy Ford

Program Lead and Senior Instructor I, Teacher and Counselor Education
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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
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College of Education
Headquarters: 
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 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 private counseling practice.

Dr. Ford’s areas of expertise are counseling ethics, trauma, diagnosis and assessment, PTSD, and Veteran’s issues. She has been 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 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 approaches in counseling. 

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.