Originally from Chicago, Dr. Amanda Lorenz completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She then received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Drawing upon diverse empirically validated treatment methods, she has conducted therapy and assessments with adults, children, and adolescents at in-patient psychiatric children /adolescent hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, private practices, schools, hospitals, jails and prisons in Wisconsin, Georgia, and Illinois. She has published several articles and book chapters examining the influence of emotion on a person’s thoughts and behavior. Currently the Director at the Office of Applied Psychological Services at UIC, she teaches the graduate assessment course and provides supervision for therapy and assessment cases at OAPS. Drawing upon her extensive clinical and research experiences, she offers guidance on how to blend and balance these two interests for the clinical graduate students at UIC. Dr. Lorenz’s current professional goals are (1) to identify the qualities and skills necessary to become a clinical scientist within the field of clinical psychology and (2) to develop specific training techniques to build and strengthen these skills in graduate students.
Clinical specialties include: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Addictions, Mood disorders, Chronic Medical Conditions, and Personality Disorders.
Research specialties include: Research Design, Experimental Task Selection, and Statistical Analysis and Interpretation.
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