Amy Lerner Wasserbauer
I received my Ph.D. in clinical psychology from SPU in 2002. My time at SPU was priceless as I gained experience through my doctoral studies and working in Residence Life. One of the passions and callings that developed for me was to gain expertise in the field of eating disorders.
For the past 10 years, I worked at Remuda Ranch Treatment Center for Eating Disorders. Working with hundreds of women and families over these years was an amazing experience. Hearing each story — "the pearls of their lives" — shared, and helping each person put the puzzle pieces together while moving toward hope and healing was an amazing gift.
The foundation of treatment was centered on Christ, and lives were changed. Having opportunities to teach and lead seminars at the undergraduate and seminary level, as well as presenting at conferences on the topics of eating disorder education; body image; and identity development in Christ, opened more opportunities for learning and growth.
Over this past year, I sensed God calling me on to a new challenge. I have now begun the next chapter working in the student counseling center at Arizona State University. Taking the specialty that I gained over the past 10 years, I anticipate with God's help, more chances to impact the university culture.
—Amy Lerner Wasserbauer '02