Amy Walters, PhD – Clinical IBH Consultant

Amy Walters, PhD is a clinical health psychologist and a consultant with Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization. For more than a decade she has served as the director of behavioral health services for an integrated behavioral health diabetes program. Dr. Walters provides professional presentations and training in behavioral health integration, Motivational Interviewing, behavioral supports of diabetes and psychological factors impacting chronic disease.  She has completed consultation and trainings for a number of state and national organizations including the American Psychological Association, Dialysis Patient Citizens, Idaho State University community paramedics program, Idaho Primary Care Association, Idaho Dietetics Association, Idaho Diabetes Alliance, Idaho WIC program,  Idaho Perinatal Project and many others.

Dr. Walters received her Ph.D. from Utah State University and has over 20 years of experience working in clinical and community settings with adult and pediatric populations. She received post-doctoral training in Motivational Interviewing (with founder Bill Miller, PhD) and in PCBH integration model (with founders Patti Robinson, PhD and Kirk Strosahl, PhD).  She is a long-standing board member of the Idaho Psychological Association, the APA Public Education Campaign Coordinator for Idaho and was a founding member of the Idaho Integrated Behavioral Health Network.  Dr. Walters volunteers as the staff psychologist for Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (Camp Hodia) and has a daughter with type 1 diabetes.  She is a native Idahoan and is passionate about creating behavioral health support for patients with chronic disease, especially in the state’s rural areas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and backpacking.

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s)

May 6, 2021, 9:45-12:00 (MST). Virtual

Motivational Interviewing for Behavior Change in a Post-COVID Era

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact the Covid19 pandemic has had on health behaviors
  • Learn core skills in MI to support health behavior change
  • Practice basic strategies to elicit behavior change

May 6, 2021, 8:30-10:00 (MST). Virtual
May 6, 2021, 10:15-12:30 (MST). Virtual

Chronic Disease 101: Psychosocial Factors and Behavioral Strategies

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how psychosocial factors impact diabetes and other chronic medical conditions
  • Discuss concepts to support healthy disease management
  • Learn behavioral strategies to promote positive health behaviors
Raoul RolfesAmy Walters, PhD – Clinical IBH Consultant