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Amelia Wilcox

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Amelia Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley, and teaches abnormal psychology, introductory psychology and psychiatric health courses at Lewis and Clark. She has served on Lewis and Clark’s Entrepreneurship Committee since it was convened in 2012, and served as the acting academic director of the Center for Entrepreneurship for two years.

Amelia previously was an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she taught on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital. AT SFGH she was primary consultant to the medical trauma services, served on the bio-ethics committee and taught on the faculties of the Consultation and Liaison, and Neuropsychology services.

Amelia is an applied psychologist with an interest in innovative and ethical delivery systems for mental health care. She was part of a research team that studied frequent visitors to the medical emergency room at SFGH. She has published on personality disorders in the medical setting, and on suicide. She maintained a private practice in the Bay Area for 15 years, and is a clinical psychologist with a practice in the Lair Hill neighborhood of Portland, where she provides care for adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, chronic pain and sleep disorders.

Amelia is on the board of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. She also serves the community on the board of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, a not-for-profit with a $60 million annual budget that provides medical, psychiatric and wrap around services for men and women with severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders.


Job Title

Assistant Professor with Term of Psychology