Amy completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa and completed her psychology internship at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 2000. She has specialized in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as in perinatal depression and anxiety disorders since 1995. From 2004-2008, she served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the research unit of Aaron T. Beck and she continues active collaboration with Dr. Beck in her role as Clinical Associate. She has or is in the process of authoring or co-authoring four books on cognitive behavioral therapy: (a) Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients (2009; APA Books; with G. K. Brown and A. T. Beck); (b) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers (2011; US Department of Veterans Affairs; with G. K. Brown and B. E. Karlin); (c) Cognitive Therapy Addictions Groups (in press; Guilford Press; with B. S. Liese, A. T. Beck, and D. G. Friedman-Wheeler); and (d) Clinical Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (in progress; APA Books).
In addition, Amy trained at the University of Iowa in perinatal distress under the mentorship of two experts in the field, Dr. Michael O’Hara and Dr. Scott Stuart and is currently an affiliate of The Postpartum Stress Center. She has authored Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment (2011; APA Books) and co-authored Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood (2011; Routledge; with K. Kleiman). She is editor of the comprehensive Oxford Handbook of Perinatal Psychology (Oxford University Press; with S. Stuart) and is authoring Pregnancy Loss: Finding Perspective, Creating Meaning, and Taking Care of Yourself (in progress; APA Books LifeTools).