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Amy Fiske, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychology

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Dr. Fiske received her bachelor of arts degree in English from Stanford University, her Master of Arts degree in social psychology from San Francisco State University, and her Ph.D degree in clinical psychology with a focus on aging from the University of Southern California. She completed an internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. She completed postdoctoral work and a visiting faculty appointment at the University of Southern California and joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University in 2005. Dr. Fiske was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and currently serves the department as director of Clinical Training and the coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Program Area.

Research Interests

Dr. Fiske’s primary research interests involve the etiology of depression and suicidal behavior in late life and the implications for prevention. She also has interests in the assessment of sleeping problems and treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Dr. Fiske will be considering graduate student applicants to join the Mental Health and Aging Laboratory in the 2023-2024 academic year.


  • Psychology 491 – Professional Field Experience
  • Psychology 654 – Behavioral and Psychological Assessment II
  • Psychology 660 – Clinical Practicum
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