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Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv

Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UMass Chan Medical School, and the Health Psychologist on the Psychosomatic Medicine Consult Service at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wachholtz graduated Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University where she specialized in Bioethics. She the continued her education to earn a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University where she had a dual specialization in Behavioral Medicine and Psychology of Religion. She completed internship through fellowship at Duke University Medical Center where she focused on medical psychology. Her current research interests focus on 1) bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of chronic pain disorders and 2) the complexities of treating of co-morbid pain and opioid addiction in both acute pain and chronic pain situations. She is in the process of writing a K23 award to address the need for empirically validated psychological treatments for individuals with co-morbid pain and opioid addiction.