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Amy Wright

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 309
Office Hours
by appointment
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Biography

Amy L. Wright received her MSW degree from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 2013 and will receive her PhD in Social Work from LSU during the Fall 2018 Commencement. Her research areas of specialization include gender and sexuality issues, social and health disparities among sexual-minority women, as well as attachment and close relationships in adulthood. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), whose clinical practice experience includes several years as a medical social worker within an integrated behavioral healthcare setting. She also has several years of experience within crisis intervention/suicide prevention non-profit work.

Current Courses

310Understanding Diverse Populations

310Understanding Diverse Populations

Research Interests & Areas

LGBTQ social and health disparities, romantic attachment relationships, gender and sexuality issues

Ph D Soical Work

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

MSW

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Book, Chapter in Textbook-New

Wilks, S. E., Bates, S. M., & Wright, A. L. (2015). Spirituality, coping, and psychological resilience among Alzheimer’s caregivers. In E. C. Roberts (Ed.), Spirituality: Global practices, societal attitudes, and affects on health (pp. 1-15). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Wright, A. L. (2018). Relationship between obesity, childhood sexual abuse, and attitudes toward obesity in sexual-minority women. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 22, 226-242.
Maccio, E. M., DeRosa, S. M., Wilks, S. E., & Wright, A. L. (2014). Age differences in LGBT attitudes toward marriage equality. Advances in Social Work, 15, 428-442
Wilks, S. E., Geiger, J. R., Bates, S. M., & Wright, A. L. (2016). Reference accuracy among research articles published in Research on Social Work Practice. Research on Social Work Practice, 27, 813-817

Presentations

Wright, A. L. (2018, April). Sexual orientation as a predictor of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and attachment identity: A pilot study. Paper presented at the LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Wright, A. L. (2017, March). Relationship between childhood sexual abuse, obesity, and attitudes toward obesity in lesbians. Paper presented at the NASW-LA Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Wright, A. L. (2017, May). Relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and attachment identity between heterosexual and sexual-minority females. Paper presented at the 5th Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium, Champaign, IL.
Wright, A. L., & Maccio, E. M. (2017, January). Relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and attachment identity between heterosexual and sexual-minority females. Poster presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA.
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