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Amy James, Ph.D.

Amy James, PhD
Amy James, Ph.D. is currently working as a program manager for the Research Division at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and an associate research professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. In the past, she has managed a data center at UCHC for a large federally funded multisite national research evaluation and several state-wide prevention projects funded by NIMH and SAMHSA. Dr. James will be working on a number of federally funded studies led by Dr. Linda Frisman. She will oversee the CJDATS Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid abuse/dependence in conjunction with the CT Department of Parole, a Trauma Informed environmental assessment as part of the Mental Health Transformation grant and the Jail Diversion program for Veterans with mental health concerns. Dr. James completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an APA-accredited internship at the Albany Medical Consortium. Dr. James specializes in health psychology and behavioral science research, in particular: prevention and early intervention strategies.

Research Interests

Suicide Prevention
Post Adoption Services
Mental Health and Addiction Treatment
Health Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

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