Dr. Amy Nitza

Amy Nitza is an associate professor in the College of Education and Public Policy at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she directs the counselor education program. She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Indiana University. Her research and scholarship is in the areas of group interventions with adolescents and the development of group counseling internationally. She has published several articles and book chapters on group counseling and has produced a training DVD on leading groups with adolescents. In 2008, as a Fulbright Scholar, Amy taught at the University of Botswana and worked with a group of graduate students there to develop a group counseling intervention for adolescent girls at risk of contracting HIV. She has facilitated several group counseling workshops for teachers and counselors in that country as well. Amy is an active member of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, where she is a past newsletter editor and currently serves as secretary.

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