Amanda Zold, PhD is an assistant professor in the Louis A. Faillace, MD Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. 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, specifically schizophrenia spectrum disorders, within a continuum of care. She provides psychological services to adults at UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC). She also provides clinical supervision and training to psychology pre-doctoral interns, psychiatry residents and practicum students rotating with the Psychology Service at UTHealth HCPC.

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 which included primary placement at the Early Psychosis Intervention Center. Zold completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at the Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program and Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. Zold has additional experience in providing care for individuals with broad diagnostic presentations in rural and underserved areas in Alaska and Oregon.


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