Amy E.  Graham

Amy E. Graham

Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology; Dual Title Infant Mental Health
Research Fellow, The Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute


 The Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

71 E. Ferry, Detroit MI 

Curriculum vitae


Amy E. Graham


Amy Graham is a Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, with a Dual Title in Infant Mental Health.  She is also a Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Research Fellow, advised by Dr. Steven Ondersma in the Parent Health Lab.   Her research interests include the development and optimization of E-Health interventions for the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and substance exposed pregnancies.  


Amy sees clients at Wayne State University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Wayne State Psychology Clinic, where she provides compete psychological assessments and treatment for anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and other psychopathology. Additionally, Amy leads a student substance use support group for cannabis use.  


Amy received her BA in Psychology (summa cum laude) from Wayne State University, where she was named a Phi Beta Kappa.
Amy is currently serving on the WCCC Eastside Advisory Board.  


She lives in Grosse Pointe Park with her four children.


Research interest(s)/area of expertise


    Brief E-Health and M-Health Interventions

    Perinatal Substance Use 

    Substance Use Disorders

    Motivational Interviewing

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy


    Ethyl Glucunronide and Ethyl Sulfate Assay Detection Limitations


Brief E-Health and M-Health Interventions

Prevention of Unwanted Pregnancies

Prevention of Substance Exposed Pregnancies

Motivational Interviewing

Substance Use Disorders in the Perinatal and Postpartum Periods

Child Maltreatment

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

Cannabis Use Disorder 


  • Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology, Dual Title, Infant Mental Health. Bachelor of Arts, Psychology. Wayne State University. Summa Cum Laude

Awards and grants

  • 2014-2015  Wayne State University Graduate Professional Scholarship.  This full tuition scholarship is awarded annually by the WSU Graduate School.   

    2015-2016 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Research Award.  This full tuition schoarship was awarded by the faculty of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. 

    2015 INEBRIA Student Research Travel Award

    Phi Beta Kappa Member

    Wayne State University Psychology Department Research Travel Award

    Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Research Travel Award

Currently teaching

  • PSY 2410 Health Psychology

Courses taught

PSY 2400 Developmental Psychology

PSY 3310 Abnormal Psychology