- Fulbright Award (2008)
Amy Nitza formally served as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Professional Studies and director of the Counselor Education Program at Indiana University Fort Wayne. In 2016, she moved to the role of director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at The State University of New York New Paltz which she currently still holds. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she specializes in providing mental health training with an emphasis on disaster mental health and trauma recovery. Nitza received her B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University, her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from IU Bloomington in 2002.
Nitza served as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008 at the University of Botswana where she trained counselors and studied the use of group counseling interventions in HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents. She is the author and editor of a number of publications and is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Nitza also serves on the Executive Board of the Society for Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49) of the American Psychological Association.