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Dr. Amy King, aka Dr. Amy, is a licensed psychologist who provides training, consultation, and education to medical providers and clinics. Among her specialties is working with professionals to help create resilient children, patients and thriving families, guiding them to heal their stress and trauma through connected relationships. Her experience includes serving as a statewide trainer for the Oregon Department of Human Services and subject matter expert to promote child wellness in pediatric settings on behalf of the Children's Health Alliance. Her current work is promoting resilience within primary care medical homes and through partnership and collaboration via her podcast, her membership for medical providers, and trainings.

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It’s not about the sock

Hey Friends, You’re about to learn a lot about my family through a single interaction. Hopefully this feels relatable to you. That’s always my aspiration – for all of us to feel less alone.  You see, there are times that things get pretty tense at my house. Despite my training, best intentions and background, we’re […]

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Podcast Palooza!!

Ya’ll – have you checked it out?? The Most Important Medicine podcast? It’s been such an incredible journey!  The podcast began as a commitment to provide free, accessible information regarding trauma-informed practices in medicine. This podcast presents an opportunity to learn about how trauma presents across a variety of settings. If you’ve ever heard me present, then […]

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Human-beingness

Did you listen to the podcast last week? If not, you should listen to my discussion with Guy Macpherson! Guy is the popular host of the podcast The Trauma Therapist and he had so much wisdom and insights to offer!  Notably, he underscored the importance of being human in our professional roles. He referred to this as “human-beingness” and […]

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Sibling Relationships – it’s complicated!

Holy-moley, do my kids bicker at times. At 15 & 17 years, the words can be cutting to each other and heart-wrenching to hear. Nothing amplifies this like vacations and the close-confines of travel. For about 12 hours on our way to Montana, I was inundated with “Get out of my space,” “You’re chewing too […]

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Mind Blowing Advice to Shift Your Script with Kids

Friends,  If you haven’t already listened to last week’s podcast with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, check it out! There were so many nuggets but I want you to focus on just ONE right away! Here’s the scenario: A child shares an accomplishment with you. Our tendency is to give accolades and praise for the accomplishment! You may even […]

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Emotional Endurance w/o Systems Change is B.S.

Friends,  Can we talk a bit about emotional endurance? I’ve heard this phrase popping up lately as a remedy for pandemic fatigue. I’m down with relying on a phrase to create meaning. Words help us make sense. People use words and create phrases as a way to construct meaning during times that feel out of […]

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Do the brave thing

Friends, I did a brave thing.  In preparing for my upcoming podcast launch, I made a list of 3 incredibly well-known physicians to invite as a special guest for a kickoff party. I was terrified because this is a new project for me and even the best of us get imposter syndrome at times. But, I’m […]

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There’s not enough time

Hey friends and colleagues,  On Thursday, I hosted a meeting for physicians regarding burnout. At one point, there were about 7 physicians and nurses on the call. That’s wonderful! And, we recorded the session so that others, who may have missed, could watch later. I’ll take seven people to help, don’t get me wrong. It’s […]

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Join me and Dr. Ken Ginsberg!

Dear Friends and colleagues, Oh my gosh, I’m so excited to announce my VERY SPECIAL GUEST for the podcast launch party:  DR. KEN GINSBERG!!  Of course, you’ve probably heard about him, but if you’ve not, you can check him out here. Dr. Ginsberg is a pediatrician specializing in teen medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School […]

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Come Party with US!

Friends and colleagues,  We have a party to plan! On August 3, our podcast, The Most Important Medicine: Responding to Trauma and Creating Resilience in Primary Care will officially launch! I cannot begin to tell you the journey my team and I have been on creating this podcast. First, I had no idea how to record and launch […]

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