Amy Cirincione O'Connor

Lecturer

Biography: 

My background and training is in trauma-focused psychotherapy and drug and alcohol treatment.  I earned my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.  In 2005, I sold most of my belongings and drove West to work as a wilderness therapist.  I spent 5 years working in expedition-based treatment, taking groups of teens out on 21-day backpacking expeditions as an alternative to brick-and-mortar residential treatment.  I moved to Humboldt County in 2010 to work as the Social Services Director for Hospice of Humboldt, where I supported and trained social workers, chaplains and grief counselors to provide heartfelt care for patients and families.  These days, I teach at HSU and offer LCSW supervision in the community.

Degrees: 
MSW, University of Pennsylvania.
Amy Cirincione O'Connor
(707) 826-4451
Behavioral and Social Sciences 533