Amy Barth, MA
Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Barth teaches Developmental Psychology: Adolescent, Interpersonal Skills for the Helping Professionals, Abnormal Psychology, Group Dynamics and Leadership Skills, Theories of Personality, Senior Seminar, Interface between Psychology and Christianity courses at Concordia University Chicago. She also supervises undergraduate psychology students working on internships.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Professor Barth has worked with adolescents and their families for the past ten years. She has also served as a Crisis Counselor, mentor program coordinator and creator of the Connections Afterschool Program at Youth Crossroads, Inc. Professor Barth has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2008.
- EdD, Doctoral Candidate, Counselor Education Supervision, Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, Ill.
- Certificate, Non-Profit Business Education, Notre Dame University; South Bend, Ind.
- MA, Community Counseling, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill.
- BA, Psychology, Concordia University Chicago; River Forest, Ill.
Academic and Professional Highlights
- Merlin W. Schultz Professional Development Grant, Illinois Counseling Association Foundation; November 2011.
- Barth, A. L., and Standefer, S. (2012). Poster presentation: Termination is NOT a bad word. Illinois Counseling Association: Springfield, IL.
- Barth, A. L. (2012). Roundtable: Promoting personal growth and professional development through the internship experience. Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA)’s Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium: River Forest, IL.
- “How to Start a Mentoring Program,” 4 Most Youth Symposium, January 2008.
- “Use of Media to Tell Your Story,” Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conference, May 2007.
- Wickman, S., Barth, A. L., Smith, K. J., and Wambu, G. (2013). Constructivist Counselor Education: Beyond the Banking Model.
- Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Denver, CO. Barth, A. L. (2012). My journey to the Beck Institute: CBT principles, model, and conceptualization. Illinois Counseling Association, Springfield, IL.
- Wickman, S., Barth, A. L., Klug, A., Pagones, P., Nelson, J. S., Filmore, J., Wambu, G., and Melvin, K. (2011). Constructivist Counselor Education: Beyond the Banking Model. Illinois Counseling Association: Skokie, IL
- Developer, Connections Afterschool Program; Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2008.
- Developer, Life Skills curriculum, 21st Century After-School Program; Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2006-2007.
- “New Mentor Orientation,” Researcher and Creator, Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2005-2008.
- “Youth Development Stages,” Researcher and Creator, Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2005-2008.
- “Stages of the Mentoring Relationship,” Researcher & Creator, Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2005-2008.
- “How Trauma Affects the Youth We Mentor,” Researcher & Creator, Youth Crossroads, Inc., 2005-2008.
- “Me, Angry,” Trainer, Illinois Jaycees Leadership Academy, August 2007.
- Board member for the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation (ICAF).