University at Buffalo

Amy L. Reynolds (she/her)

Amy L. Reynolds



Specialty/Research Focus

Cultural Competence and Humility; Clinical and Career Counseling; Diversity; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Cultural Competence; LGBT+ Studies; Multicultural Competence; Queer and Trans People and Perspectives; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Mental Health; Social Justice; Training and Supervision

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1112

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Professional Summary:

The primary focus of my scholarship is on multicultural competence and training in counseling psychology and higher education. Specifically, my research has centered on expanding the multicultural knowledge base through scholarship on race, racial identity, and racism-related stress, queer and trans identity, acculturation, and other multicultural issues; exploring training and curricular applications in counseling psychology, and increasing understanding of multicultural change efforts in higher education. Additionally, my research has explored college student mental health issues, including the impact of politics on mental health and counselor training.

Education and Training:
  • PhD, The Ohio State University (1988)
  • MA, The Ohio State University (1984)
  • BS, Miami University (1982)
Awards and Honors:
  • Lifetime Commitment to Education and Training Award; Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs; 2020-07-09;
  • Diamond Honoree; American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International; 2017-03-28;
  • STAR Faculty Award for Service; Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo; 2016-05-04;
  • Fellow; American Psychological Association, Division 17; 2015-04-30;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2019). “A change is gonna come”: Embracing paradigm shifts to dismantle oppressive structures. Journal of College Student Development, 60, 659-673. [60th Anniversary Issue]
Book Chapter:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Robinson, C. (2021). Embracing the complexities of race, racism, and social justice in changing times. In C. L. Wijeyesinghe (Ed.), The Complexities of Race: Identity, Power, and Justice in an Evolving America (pp. 240-266). New York: NYU Press.
  • Reynolds, A. L. (2022, May 11). Powerful Mentorship, Social Justice, & Transformation with Dr. Amy Reynolds. [Podcast]. In APA Division 17 Podcast. On the Couch with Liberation.
  • Wright, A. J., Williams, N. J., Starling, T., Reynolds, A. L., & Garcia-Lavin, B. (2022, March 3). Transforming Counseling Psychology Curriculum & Praxis. [Webinar]. In APA Division 17 SAS Professional Development Series.
  • O’Shaughnessy, T., Walinsky, D., Hinger, C. L., Solie, S., & Reynolds, A. L. (2020, January 22). Watch what we do not what we say": White allies centering liberation to dismantle white supremacy [Webinar]. In APA Division 17 Series, 12 months of exploring a counseling psychology of liberation.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Reynolds, A. L. (2022, April). “And the students shall lead us…Co-creating Counseling Psychology.” Invited keynote at the 2022 Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Virtual Conference.;
  • Reynolds, A. L. (2022, March). Transforming Counseling Psychology Courses and Training Curriculum: The Need for Cultural and Pedagogical Humility. Invited talk at the Council for Counseling Psychology Training Programs Conference [virtual].;
  • Green, C.E., Reynolds, A. L., & Worthington, R. L. (2022, January). Challenging the status quo: Doing anti-racism work from different positionalities. Symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. [virtual];
  • Reynolds, A. L., Nadkarni, L., Ponce, A., & Ciftci, A. (2022, February). Centering social responsiveness in our training: Our collective responsibility and accountability practice. Roundtable at the Teachers College Winter Roundtable Conference in Psychology and Education.;
  • Singh, A., Cokley, K., Hargons, C., Toporek, R., & Reynolds, A. L. (2022, January). Community care as resistance against surveillance, trolls, and hate in our digital worlds. Symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. [virtual];
Recent Grants:
  • Trainer for Cultural Competence, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Competition: Behavioral Health-focused Inter-professional Education and Practice for Graduate Students in Integrated Care Setting.; Local; Health Resources and Services Administration; Awarded; (-)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
  • Consulting Editor, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Professional Service:
  • President, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association, 2021-present
  • Chair, Everyday Reparations, Special Task Group, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association, 2020-present

Contact Information

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1112

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