Amy E. Stein has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Ph.D. student at Bryn Mawr College. As a clinical therapist, Amy has provided individual, group, family and couples therapy and is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness meditation, Buddhist psychology, nature, art and therapeutic writing. Amy has counseled and taught at-risk children and adolescents, as well as adults, in alternative schools, on nature preserves, farms, a wilderness therapy program in northern Maine, hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, an inner-city community health center and school-based health centers in Worcester, MA, including immigrant and refugee populations. She is the author of Fragments: Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder (published by Routledge, 2003, www.routledge.com
). Fragments: Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder offers alternative perspectives for those diagnosed with ADHD, including an ecologically-based lifestyle that encompasses hands-on, interactive learning through environmental education, organic farming and diet, community service, art, yoga, meditation and spirituality. She is currently an adjunct faculty professor at West Chester University in the undergraduate social work department.
Research and Scholarly Interests
Ecological social work, including the impact of environmental degradation on Native American reservations and how immigrants and refugees re-create a sense of place in the context of community gardening programs.