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Dr. Amy Wright

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Office
Rachel Cooper - RC 326
Office Hours
by appointment
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Biography

Amy L. Wright, Ph.D., is a tenure-track assistant professor within Illinois State University (ISU)’s School of Social Work, as well as an affiliated faculty member within ISU’s Women’s and Gender (WGS) Studies Program. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2013 and her PhD in Social Work in 2018 from Louisiana State University (LSU). Her research areas of specialization include gender and sexuality issues, social and health disparities among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community, as well as romantic 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

418.001Generalist Social Work Practice II: Families And Groups

315.001Social Work Research

315.002Social Work Research

310.001Understanding Diverse Populations

310.002Understanding Diverse Populations

Research Interests & Areas

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

Ph D Social 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

Allen, P. D. & Wright, A. L. (2018). Remembering the forgotten flood. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 24 (2), 1-10
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
Wright, A. L. (in press). Attachment Identity as a Predictor of Relationship Functioning among Heterosexual and Sexual-Minority Women. Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

Manuscript

Wright, A. L. (2018). Partner gender as a predictor of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, relationship commitment, and attachment identity among heterosexual and sexual-minority women. LSU Doctoral Dissertations . 4728

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. (2018, September). "Partner gender as a predictor of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, relationship commitment, and attachment identity among heterosexual and sexual-minority women" . Presentation for ISU School of Social Work Department.
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.

Grants & Contracts

Attachment Identity and Partner Gender as Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction, Relationship Commitment, and Sexual Satisfaction among Women. ISU's College of Arts and Sciences' University Research Grant Program. Illinois State University. (2019)
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