University at Buffalo

Amy L. Reynolds

Amy L. Reynolds

Professor

COUNSELING, SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY


Specialty/Research Focus

Clinical and Career Counseling; Diversity; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Mental Health

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1112
alr24@buffalo.edu


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:
Book:
  • Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2019). Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs: Advancing Social Justice and Inclusion (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Other:
  • 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hB6iSLbWPc&feature=youtu.be
  • Reynolds, A. L., Fassinger, R., Toporek, R., McGillen, G., Angyal, B., Nolan, S., Wiley, M. O., & Loewy, M. (2020, May 21). White Counseling Psychologists working to uproot anti-Blackness [Webinar].
  • Bautista, E. C., Cadenas, G., Faloughi, R., Greene, C., Mosley, D., Nikalje, A., Reynolds, A. L., & Singh, A. (2019, October 22). Building a counseling psychology of liberation: Exploring liberation principles in our own lives [Webinar]. In APA Division 17 Series, 12 months of exploring a counseling psychology of liberation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmKYHLnMeYU&feature=youtu.be
  • Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2019, October 2). Multicultural competence in student affairs: Advancing social justice and inclusion. [Webinar]. In Higher Education Student Affairs Live. http://higheredlive.com/multicultural-competence-in-student-affairs-advancing-social-justice-and-inclusion/
Recent Presentations:
Conferences:
  • Jantzer, A. M., Reynolds, A. L., Worthington, R. L., & Bacon, P. (2021, March). Counseling Psychologists as change agents on campus: Pursuing justice and inclusion. Symposium at the virtual annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology.;
  • Manges, M., McCabe, E., & Reynolds, A. L. (2021, March). J.K. Rowling and the Harmful Effects of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFS). Symposium at the virtual annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology.;
  • Reynolds, A. L. (2020, August). Infusion of multicultural content in Counseling Psychology curriculum. Symposium at the annual virtual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference.;
  • Reynolds, A. L., Perez-Rojas, Flores, L.Y., Miller, M., Wilcox, M., & Frantell, K. (2021, February). Critical Multicultural Counseling: Necessary Transformation for Decolonized and Liberatory Education. Roundtable discussion at the virtual annual meeting of the Teachers College, Winter Roundtable.;
  • Toporek, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2021, February). Call to Action, Call to Connection: Anti-Racism Allies, Collaborators and Co-conspirators. Roundtable discussion at the virtual annual meeting of the Teachers College, Winter Roundtable.;
Recent Grants:
Contract:
  • 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:
Professional Service:
  • Chair, Everyday Reparations, Special Task Group, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association, 2020-present
    09/11/2020-05/27/2021
  • President Elect, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association, 2020-present
    05/29/2020-08/06/2021
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Vice President for Diversity and the Public Interest (VPDPI) of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association
    05/21/2018-08/07/2020
  • Secretary and Executive Board Member, Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association
    08/07/2017-08/07/2020
  • Member, Leona Tyler (LT) Award Review Committee, Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, American Psychological Association
    05/01/2017-05/21/2018

Contact Information

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1112
alr24@buffalo.edu