President Bio

Amy Reynolds, Ph.D.
Pronouns: She/Her
Term: 2021-2022

Amy L. Reynolds, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo. Her work as a scholar, teacher, and consultant broadly focuses on multicultural and social justice issues within counseling psychology and student affairs. More specifically, her work examines race, racial identity, and racism-related stress, queer and trans identities, acculturation, and related issues; addresses multicultural and social justice issues in the counseling psychology curriculum; and explores multicultural change efforts in higher education. Additionally, her work examines the competencies that student affairs professionals need to effectively address college student mental health issues.
She is a co-author of both Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion (2019), and Creating Multicultural Change on Campus (2014), and the solo author of Helping College Students: Developing Essential Skills for Student Affairs Practice (2009). In addition to those books, she has also published over 30 journal articles and 20 book chapters and made over 100 refereed or invited presentations at professional conferences. In recognition of her extensive contributions to the fields of counseling psychology and student affairs, she was named a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) in 2014, Diamond Honoree of the ACPA-College Student Educators International in 2017, and received the Lifetime Commitment to Education and Training Award from the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) in 2020.

In terms of national service, Amy has served in various leadership roles within the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) since 2011, including the SCP Liberation Incubator, the SCP Advocacy Model Task Force, Program Quad-Chair and Steering Committee Member for the 2020 Counseling Psychology Conference, Subcommittee on Social Action, Program Co-Chair, as well as the past Coordinator of the APA and Other Organization Awards Committee of SCP. In addition to her involvement in SCP, Amy is a current site visitor for the APA Commission on Accreditation. Outside of APA, Amy has served as Secretary and Executive Board Member, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) and is currently a member of the Planning Committee for the 2020 Joint Council of Chairs of Training Council Conference (CCTC).

Amy received her master’s degree in student personnel work and her doctorate in counseling psychology from Ohio State University and has been working in higher education as both a staff psychologist and professor for over 30 years.