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Amanda M. O'Hearn, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-6785

Office: (585) 275-2285

Fax: (585) 276-2292

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Biography

Professional Background

Amanda M. O'Hearn, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine since September, 2001. Dr. O'Hearn serves as Clinical Services Director, Deaf Wellness Center (DWC), University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. In addition to her role at the DWC, Dr. O'Hearn conducts research in association with the National Center for Deaf Health Research, also at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a graduate of Gallaudet University's Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Dr. O'Hearn completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Miami's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outpatient Program.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1999
M.A. | Gallaudet University
Psychology

1995
B.A. | California State University
Psychology and Deaf Studies

2000
PhD | Gallaudet College
Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Internship in at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Awards

2012
Violence and suicide attempts: Results of a survey of adults deaf since birth or early childhood.
Location: St. Louis, MO.

2005 - 2010
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program

1998
Department of Psychology Tuition Award, Gallaudet University

1996 - 2000
Graduate President's Scholar, Gallaudet University

1996
Ethyl Simpson Scholarship, Gallaudet University

1996
D&J Bender Scholarship, Gallaudet University

1996
International Quota Club Scholarship

1991 - 1995
Quota Club Scholarship

1991 - 1992
Emblem Club Scholarship

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2015
O'Hearn A,Sörensen S, White K, Mak W, Zanibbi K, Tang W, Hegel MT. "The macular degeneration and aging study: Design and research protocol of a randomized trial for a psychosocial intervention with macular degeneration patients." 2015; 42: 68-77.

2010
O'Hearn, A., Pollard, R. Q, Haynes, S. L. "Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Deaf Clients: Cultural and Linguistic Modifications for Outpatient Mental Health Settings." Gallaudet University Press. 2010; 2nd ed.,.

2010
Hauser PC, O'Hearn A, McKee M, Steider A, Thew D. "Deaf epistemology: Deafhood and Deafness." American annals of the deaf. 2010 154(5):486-92; discussion 493-6.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Deaf Clients: Cultural and Linguistic Modifications for Outpatient Mental Health Settings
Book Title: Psychotherapy with Deaf Clients from Diverse Groups
Author List: Amanda O'Hearn, Robert Pollard, Sharon Haynes
Published By: Gallaudet University Press2010 in Washington, DC

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