Amy Ford

Program Lead and Senior Instructor I, Teacher and Counselor Education
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Office: 541-322-3123

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 119

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D, in Counseling, Oregon State University
M.S. in Counseling, Oregon State University

Committee and Community Involvement:

  • Humanitarian volunteer, Northwest Medical Teams (Portland, OR) with three international assignments (Indonesia, Moldova)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors

Profile Field Tabs

Courses Taught: 

TCE 514 Practicum in Counseling
TCE 515 Internship in Counseling
TCE 541 The Counseling Profession
TCE 550 Principles of Mental Health Counseling
TCE 562 Research Methods
TCE 567 Appraisal of the Individual
TCE 577 Applied Psychopathology and Psychodiagnostics
TCE 578 Crisis, Grief, and Loss


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 trauma, diagnosis and assessment, PTSD, and Veteran’s issues. She is 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 mind-body 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 also is a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor.