Amanda M. O'Hearn, Ph.D.

Amanda M. O'Hearn, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2285
Fax: (585) 276-2292

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program 2005 - 2010
International Quota Club Scholarship 1996

Awards & Honors (Local)

Violence and suicide attempts: Results of a survey of adults deaf since birth or early childhood. | St. Louis, MO. 2012
Department of Psychology Tuition Award, Gallaudet University 1998
Graduate President's Scholar, Gallaudet University 1996 - 2000
Ethyl Simpson Scholarship, Gallaudet University 1996
D&J Bender Scholarship, Gallaudet University 1996
Quota Club Scholarship 1991 - 1995
Emblem Club Scholarship 1991 - 1992

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 6 available »

2015 May
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.
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.,.
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.
2009 May
Pollard RQ, Dean RK, O'Hearn A, Haynes SL. "Adapting health education material for deaf audiences." Rehabilitation psychology. 2009 May; 54(2):232-8.
O'Hearn, A.M.; Pollard, R. Q. "Modifying Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Deaf Individuals." Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2008; 15(4): 400-414.


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Gallaudet College2000
M.A. | Psychology | Gallaudet University1999
B.A. | Psychology and Deaf Studies | California State University1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Internship in Psychology at Jackson Memorial Hospital09/01/1999 - 06/30/2001