Amanda Zold, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Founding Director of the Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center Co-Occurring Disorders and Affective Disorders Stepped Care Programs. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with primary clinical interest in treatment delivery and innovation to expand evidence-based care for adults with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders. In addition to directing the Co-Occurring and Affective Disorders Stepped Care Programs, she serves as the lead psychologist on the Dual-Diagnosis Specialty Inpatient Unit. In this role she oversees quality improvement initiatives and implementation of group based integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for co-occurring disorders. Zold also provides clinical supervision and training to psychology pre-doctoral interns, psychiatry residents and practicum students rotating with the Psychology Service.

Zold earned her doctorate degree in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ in the serious mental illness track and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at the Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital.


Doctoral Degree
Clinical-Community Psychology, University of Alaska

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Co-Occurring Substance Use
  • Trauma
  • Group Therapy

Research Interests

  • Stigma and discrimination toward individuals with mental health and substance use problems
  • Applied interventions to increase empathy and improve quality of care
  • Community-based interventions for mental health and substance use