Amy E. Williams, Ph.D.

Personal Statement: I am a clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatric psychology.  I utilize cognitive behavioral therapies to help children cope with and better manage medical conditions and symptoms, primarily while children are hospitalized at Riley Hospital.  I am particularly interested in helping children cope with chronic and acute pain conditions.  In addition to clinical work I am involved in research to help us better understand how psychological factors affect pain and how we can better treat children’s pain. 

Undergraduate: The University of Tulsa
Graduate School: The University of Tulsa
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine & Texas Children’s Hospital
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Board Certifications/Certifications: Health Services Provider of Psychology

Current Academic Interests
Teaching: I am involved in teaching and supervision of medical students and residents and psychology graduate students and interns. 
Clinical: Areas of clinical specialization include consultation liaison services within Riley Hospital, coping with medical illness, pain management, and treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms.
Research: I am involved in research investigating the role of psychological associated with pain in children, such as emotions, coping strategies, parenting styles, and behavioral learning; and in evidence based psychological treatment of chronic pain in children.

Recent Publications
Williams, A.E., Czyzewski, D.I., Lane, M.M., & Shulman, R.J.  (2013).  Are Child Anxiety and Somatization Associated with Pain in Pain-Related Functional

Gastrointestinal Disorders?  Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105313502564.

Williams, A.E., Heitkemper, M., Self, M.M., Czyzewski, D.I, & Shulman, R.  (2013). Endogenous Inhibition of Somatic Pain is Impaired in Girls with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Compared with Healthy Girls.  Journal of Pain. 14(9):921-930.

Williams, A.E. & Rhudy, J.L. (2012).  Motivational Priming Predicts How Noxious Unconditioned Stimuli Influence Affective Reactions to Emotional Pictures.
Psychology. 3(10):883-891.

Amy E. Williams, Ph.D.

Amy E. Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry | 355 W. 16th St., Suite 4800 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 963-7288 | Fax: (317) 963-7313