Amy L. Reynolds

Associate Professor
Director of Training, Combined Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology/School Psychology

Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

 408 Baldy Hall
 716-645-1112
  716-645-6616
 alr24@buffalo.edu


Multicultural training of psychologists and counselors
Multicultural competence of psychologists, counselors, and student affairs professionals
Helping skills of student affairs professionals
Effects of race-related stress on college students of color
Multicultural counseling
Counseling skills
Clinical Supervision
Feminist therapy

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University, 1988
  • M.A., Student Personnel Work, The Ohio State University, 1984
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University, 1982

Professional and Research Interests

  • Multicultural competence of psychologists, counselors, and student affairs professionals
  • Multicultural training of psychologists and counselors
  • Helping skills of student affairs professionals
  • College student mental health
  • Feminist issues in psychology
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues

Courses Taught

  • CEP 521 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
  • CEP 601 Advanced Practicum in Counseling
  • CEP 634 Multicultural Counseling


2016

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. (2016). Addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth: A counseling imperative. In J. Ponterotto, M. Casas, L. Suzuki, & C. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (pp. 385-393) (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Reynolds, A.L. (2016). Planting a forest: The legacy of Louise Douce.The Counseling Psychologist. 44, 1-20. doi: 10.1177/0011000016640602

Dipeolu, A., Cook-Cottone, C., Lee, G., Donnelly, J. P., Janikowski, T. J., Reynolds, A. L., & Boling, T. (2016). A concept map of campers’ perceptions of camp experience: Implications for the practice of family counseling.The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/1066480716628566

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L. (2016, September).Creating a diverse campus – making a difference in the lives of ALL students. .Invited presentation at Ball State University, Educating a Diverse Nation. Muncie, IN.

Flash, L. J., Mueller, J. A., Pope, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2016, March).Initiating and sustaining multicultural change: Lessons and strategies.Symposium at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Montreal, Quebec.

2015

Publications

Reynolds, A. L., & Altabef, D. (2015). Addressing helping competencies in student affairs: Analysis of helping skills course syllabi. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52, 1-12, DOI:10.11080/19496591

Presentations

Koch, J. M., Reynolds, A. L., Inman, A., Ciftci, A., Heesacker, M., & Burdine, K. (2015, August). Do what I say, not what I do: A discussion of faculty multicultural competence.Panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, ON.

Reynolds, A. L., Ecklund, T., & Fish, J. (2015, August).Race related stress, academic motivation, cultural congruity, acculturation, and resilience of Native American students.Poster session at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Reynolds, A. L., Del Pilar Grazioso, M., Jimenez, T., Cervantes, J., Da Silva, J., Contreras, M. P., Fromm Reed, S., Singh, A., & Jimenez, J. (2015, August).Critical issues facing youth in crisis from prevention, advocacy, and intervention perspectives.Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, ON.

2014

Publications

Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2014). Creating multicultural change on campus. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L. (2014, June). Creating multicultural counseling centers. Invited presentation at the College Counseling Centers of New York Annual Conference, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY.

Boyer, M., Ciftci, A., Forest, L., Duan, C., Heesacker, M., Inman, A., Koch, J., & Reynolds, A. (2014, February). Faculty Competence in Domestic and International Diversity. Panel discussion at Counseling Psychology Conference (Counseling Psychology in Action: Future Opportunities and Challenges), Atlanta, GA.

Duan, C., Kizer, B., Overland, E., Jones, T., Franklin, C., Lei, Y., & Reynolds, A. L. (2014, February). Multiple Perspectives on How to Teach Multicultural Counseling Classes. Symposium at Counseling Psychology in Action: Future Opportunities and Challenges Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2013

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. (2013). College student concerns: Perceptions of student affairs practitioners. Journal of College Student Development, 54, 98-104. doi: 10.1353/csd.2013.0001

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L., & Worthington, R. L. (2013, January). When Religious and Professional Values Collide: Student Resistance to LGBTQ-Affirmative Training. Symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX.

2012

Publications

Reynolds, A. L., & Rivera, L. M. (2012). The relationship between personal characteristics, multicultural attitudes, and self-reported multicultural competence of graduate students. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 6, 167-173. doi: 10.1037/a0029774

2011

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. (2011). Counseling and helping skills. In J. Schuh, S. Jones, & S. Harper (Eds.), Student Services: A handbook for the profession (5th ed.) (pp. 399-412). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Reynolds, A. L. (2011). Understanding the perceptions and experiences of faculty who teach multicultural counseling courses: An exploratory study. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 5(3), 167-174. doi:10.1037/a0024613

Reynolds, A. L., Sodano, S. M., Ecklund, T., & Guyker, W. (2011).Dimension of acculturation in Native American college students.Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. doi: 10.1177/0748175611428330

Reynolds, A. L. (2011).Helping competencies of student affairs professionals: A Delphi study. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 362-369. doi: 10.1353/csd.2011.0037

Gilford, T., & Reynolds, A. L. (2011). “My mother’s keeper”: The effects of parentification on Black female college students. Journal of Black Psychology. 55-77. doi: 10.1177/0095798410372624

Carter, R., & Reynolds, A. L. (2011).Race-related stress, racial identity status attitudes, and emotional reactions of Black Americans.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 156-162. doi: 10.1037/a0023358

Presentations

Spanierman, L., Lewis, J., Neville, H., & Reynolds, A. L. (2011, January). Campus Diversity Matters: Findings and Implications of the Illinois Longitudinal Diversity Project. Symposium at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.

Reynolds, A. L. (2011, February). Supporting LGBT youth in our community: Words and actions matter. Invited presentation at Dr. Jean M. Alberti Center for the Prevention of Bullying Abuse and School Violence Colloquium Series, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

2010

Publications

Reynolds, A. L., Sneva, J. N., & Beehler, G. (2010). The influence of racism-related stress on the academic motivation, self-efficacy, and outcome expectations of Black and Latino students. Journal of College Student Development, 51, 136-150.

Reynolds, A. L., & Weigand, M. J. (2010).The relationships among academic and psychological attitudes and academic achievement of first-year college students. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 1, 1-21.

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L., & Pope, R. L. (2010, March). Embracing innovative ideas and searching for revolutionary results: Native Americans in ACPA. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Boston, MA.

Reynolds, A. L., Speight, S. L., & Priester, P. E. (2010, February). Multicultural Counseling Courses: Research and Recommendations. Symposium at the 27th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Farquharson, W. H., & Reynolds, A. L. (2010, February). The Influence of Race, Parental Education Attainment, and Self-Construal on Perfectionism and College Student Distress. Poster at the 27th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2009

Publications

Pope, R. L., Mueller, J. A., & Reynolds, A. L. (2009). Looking back and moving forward: Future directions for diversity in student affairs. Journal of College Student Development (50th Anniversary Special Issue), 50, 640-658.

Worthington, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2009). Within group differences in sexual orientation and identity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 44-55.

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L. (2009, March). Helping college students: Developing essential skills for student affairs practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.

Reynolds, A. L., & Worthington, R. L. (2009, January). Responding to Campus Racist Incidents Institutional Successes - Best Practices. Invited program at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2008

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. (2008). Helping college students: Developing essential support skills for student affairs practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Reynolds, A. L. (2008). Universalism. In F. T. L. Leong, E. Altmaier, M. G. Constantine, H. E. A. Tinsley, & B. Walsh (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Counseling (Volume 4: Cross-Cultural Counseling) (p. 1359-1361). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Reynolds, A. L., & Chris, S. A. (2008). Improving practice through outcomes based planning and assessment: A counseling center case study. Journal of College Student Development, 49, 374-387.

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L., Speight, S. L., Fuertes, J. N., & Pieterse, A. L. (2008, February). Planting seeds: Teaching multicultural classes. Symposium at the 25th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Worthington, R. L., & Reynolds, A. L. (2008, August). Response to campus racist incidents: Institutional successes—Best practices. Invited presentation as part of the Presidential Program on Hate Crime and Institutional Response: Best practices at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ecklund, T. R., & Reynolds, A. L. (2008, August). How college affects American Indian students. Invited pre-conference at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education entitled “Twenty-First Century Warriors: Understanding the Changing Faces and Needs of Native Students”, Albuquerque, NM.

Reynolds, A. L., & Weigand, M. (2008, November). Multicultural competence: Developing stronger professionals and programs. Invited pre-conference program at the mid-conference meeting of the National Orientation Directors Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

2007

Grants

Awarded $2,000 (as co-investigator) from the Education Leadership foundation of the American College Personnel Association to support the grants "Multicultural Competance in Student Affairs."

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. & Constantine, M. G. (2007). Cultural adjustment difficulties and career development of international college students. Journal of Career Assessment, 15, 338-350.

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L., & Chris, S. A. (2007, April). Innovations in college counseling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Orlando, FL.

Reynolds, A. L. (2007, April). Multicultural competence in higher education. Invited presentation at the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs Conference, Tarrytown, NY.

Reynolds, A. L. (2007, February). Multicultural competence: Making a difference in the lives of all students. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of College Activities, Nashville, TN.

2006

Presentations

Reynolds, A. L., & Constantine, M. G. (2006, August). Cultural adjustment difficulties and career concerns of international college students. Poster session at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Reynolds, A. L., Chris, S. A., & George, R. (2006, March). Counseling Centers: Making a difference in student satisfaction and success. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Reynolds, A. L., Pope, R. L., Johnson, D., & Sigeti, R. (2006, March). Helping students of color succeed: Understanding race related stress. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Pope, R. L., Martin, S. C., Miklitsch, T. A., Reynolds, A. L., & Weigand, M. J. (2006, March). Multicultural Competence: Making a difference in students' lives. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Indianapolis, IN.

2005

Publications

Reynolds, A. L. (2005). Applications of racial-cultural supervision. In R. T. Carter (Ed.), Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling: Training and Practice, Volume 2 (pp. 189-203). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.

Presentations

Pope, R. L., Reynolds, A. L., & Mueller, J. A. (2005, March). Developing multicultural competence: A workshop coming to you. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Nashville, TN.