Edward R. Amend, Psy.D.

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Edward R. Amend, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at Amend Psychological Services, PSC, his private practice in Lexington, Kentucky, with a satellite office in Blue Ash, Ohio, where he focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted and talented youth and their families. Dr. Amend is licensed to provide psychological services in both Kentucky and Ohio. He has worked in both private practice and community mental health settings, as well as in consulting positions with clinics and hospitals.

Dr. Amend provides evaluations and therapy for a variety of special needs populations, including gifted children and adolescents, children with learning disabilities and attention disorders, and twice-exceptional children. He facilitates both child and parent discussion and education groups and offers consultation and training for school personnel. He is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences. He addresses issues including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and other common misdiagnoses, as well as underachievement, perfectionism, educational planning, and social/emotional needs of gifted.

Dr. Amend served on the Board of Directors of SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) for five years and has been Secretary-Treasurer of that body. He served as a District Representative for the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Board of Directors for six years and is Past-President of KAGE. He served as Chair for the National Association for Gifted Children Counseling and Guidance Division and remains active in the association. Dr. Amend is a consultant for the Davidson Institute for Talent Development, a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA’s Division 53 (Child-Clinical Psychology), and the Kentucky Psychological Association. He served as a contributing editor for Roeper Review, a journal for gifted education, from April 2000 through December 2003.

Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Amend graduated with highest honor from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He completed his doctoral training at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked under the supervision of Dr. James Webb. He completed his internship/residency at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where he served as chief intern.

Please visit Dr. Amend’s website: http://www.amendpsych.com/index.html to learn more about his practice.


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