Amelia Catherin Swanson

  • 3 Citations
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Amelia Swanson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Swanson is a licensed psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive health. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Swanson completed postdoctoral training in Integrated Primary Care across the lifespan at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. In 2016, Dr. Swanson joined the faculty at University of Massachusetts Medical School/UMASS Memorial Medical Center as an attending Health Psychologist on the Consultation/Liaison service. She provided treatment to patients across two hospitals as well as taught psychology and medical trainees about psychological aspects of complex medical issues. Dr. Swanson joined the faculty of Northwestern in 2018 where she provides consultation as well as individual / couple’s psychotherapy related to infertility and other reproductive concerns. Dr. Swanson also conducts research on the psychological aspects of medical issues. She has a particular focus on how patients are resilient in the face of medical challenges such as infertility and find meaning and purpose in their life while struggling with infertility.

Training Experience

2016Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Miami

… → 2015

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incident Social Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 3 Citations
  • 4 Article

Active Coping and Perceived Social Support Mediate the Relationship Between Physical Health and Resilience in Liver Transplant Candidates

Swanson, A., Geller, J., DeMartini, K., Fernandez, A. & Fehon, D., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 25, 4, p. 485-496 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychological Resilience
Social Support

“They Were Going to Kill Me”: Resilience in Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

Becker Herbst, R., Sabet, R. F., Swanson, A., Suarez, L. G., Marques, D. S., Ameen, E. J. & Aldarondo, E., Feb 1 2018, In : Counseling Psychologist. 46, 2, p. 241-268 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Justice
Hispanic Americans
Undocumented Immigrants

Effects of Traumatic Incident Reduction on Posttraumatic Symptoms in a Community-Based Agency

Descilo, T., Fava, N. M., Burke, S. L., Costa, I., Swanson, A. & Figley, C., Jan 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Research on Social Work Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD and somatization: An open trial

Pérez Benítez, C. I., Zlotnick, C., Gomez, J., Rendón, M. J. & Swanson, A., Jan 1 2013, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 51, 6, p. 284-289 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cognitive Therapy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Feasibility Studies