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Amy Herschell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Child Psychology


Dr. Herschell received her Ph.D. in Psychology (clinical child specialization) from West Virginia University in 2003. She completed an internship at the University Of Washington School of Medicine, and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Herschell joined the WVU faculty in 2014 as an Associate Professor after serving on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for several years. Dr. Herschell continues to hold a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

Dr. Herschell’s research interests focus on studying the implementation of evidence-based treatments in community settings. She has conducted multiple studies on this topic to better understand treatment outcome, stakeholder perspectives, treatment-as-usual, and the impact of different training approaches on clinician behavior as well as client outcome. Her clinical interests focus on treatments for externalizing behavior and child maltreatment.


  • Psychology 331 – History and Systems of Psychology
  • Psychology 670 – Clinical Child Practicum