BA Psych, BA Religious Studies, MA Clinical Psychology
Amy Colfelt is a secondary school counsellor at Hong Kong Academy. Amy has been a school counsellor for 20 years internationally and in the USA. Prior to working at HKA, Amy counselled at Brent School Subic, Philippines, The American School in Japan, and Seattle Country Day School. Previous to working in schools, Amy was a licensed community mental health counsellor and she started her counselling career at Planned Parenthood.
An IFSEL summer institute training at the Nueva School in 2010 opened Amy’s eyes to the rich opportunities that a thoughtful SEL curriculum can provide for a school community. Amy was fortunate enough to be at Seattle Country Day School to be a part of and witness the profound impact on community growth that the incorporation of SEL made on students, faculty and parents. She continues to use SEL curriculum at her current school and is in the process of exploring mindfulness and meditation in everyday living.
Amy holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Denver.
On a personal note, Amy is married and has two teenagers. She and her family live in Sai Kung where she loves hiking the trails and being out on the water.