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Dr. Amy Demyan

Dr. Amy Demyan

Office: (909) 448-4181
La Verne / Hoover Hall 204

Professor of Psychology and registered yoga instructor; Dr. Demyan received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in Athens Ohio, where she also earned her MS in the same field. Dr. Demyan completed her American Psychological Association Doctoral Internship at California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, Dr. Demyan earned her MA, with a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) emphasis, in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Her research interests focus on health psychology, clinical practice, mindfulness and self-compassion, preventative psychoeducation, and mass-media communication. Dr. Demyan is a licensed psychologist and designated as core masters’ faculty.

Dr. Demyan’s scholarly work can be found at ResearchGate.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Ohio University, Athens
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Ohio University, Athens
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Santa Clara University


  • Demyan, A.L. (manuscript in preparation). Does yoga buffer ACES among advanced practitioners? The impact of yoga on trauma symptoms
  • Demyan, A.L., Abraham, C.A, & Bui, N. (manuscript in preparation). The impact of self-compassion on academic performance satisfaction among university students.
  • Cosio, D., & Demyan, A.L. (manuscript in preparation). Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: Telemedicine delivery
  • Demyan, A.L., Abraham, C.A, Bui, N. & Smaza, M. (under review). Mindfulness and self-compassion in counseling programs: A four-year, mixed longitudinal investigation.
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2022a). Behavioral medicine: Addressing inflammation through lifestyle imbalances. Practical Pain Management, 22(2).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2022a). Long COVID’s impact on central sensitization and chronic pain. Practical Pain Management, 22(1).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2021e). Chronic pain assessment & treatment considerations with underserved populations, Practical Pain Management, 21(5).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2021d). Behavioral medicine: How to utilize mindfulness-based stress reduction with pain management and PTSD. Practical Pain Management, 21(4)
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2021c) Brief cognitive-behavioral group therapy for chronic pain in integrated care settings. Practical Pain Management, 21(3).
  • Cosio, D., & Demyan, A.L. (2021b). Casting a wider net: Using focused acceptance & commitment group therapy for chronic pain, Practical Pain Management, 21(2).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2021a). How clinicians can Reduce the stigma attached to chronic pain. Practical Pain Management, 21(1).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2020c). Cognitive strategies and mindful awareness for integrative pain care.
  • Practical Pain Management, 20(4).
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2020b). Behavioral pain medicine: Managing the affective components of pain. Practical Pain Management, 20(3), 14-18.
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2020a). The sensory component of pain: Modifying its emotional and cognitive meaning. Practical Pain Management, 20(2), 15-18.
  • Demyan, A.L., Abraham, C.A, Bui, N. (2018). MFT Trainees’ Perspectives of Gatekeeping and Remediation. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46(2), 1-14
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2017). Does Weather Affect Outpatient, Pain Management Clinic Attendance? A Five Year Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Veterans’ Studies, 2(1), 5-18.
  • Cosio, D. & Demyan, A.L. (2016). Does Weather Affect Outpatient, Pain Management Clinic Attendance? A Five Year Longitudinal Analysis. PAINWeek Abstract Book, Postgraduate Medicine, 128(2), 19-21.
  • Demyan, A.L. & Goldsmith, S.D., (2016). Child and elder abuse reporting. In. D. Fisher & N. Michon (Eds.), One Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for your Buddhist Community. Richmond Hill Ontario: Sumeru Press, Inc.
  • Demyan, A.L. & Anderson, T.M. (2012). The effects of a brief mass media intervention on attitude and intention to seek professional psychological treatment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(2), 222-229.
  • Chang, D.F., & Demyan, A.L. (2007). Teachers’ stereotypes of Asian, Black, and White students. School Psychology Quarterly, 22(2), 91-114.

To explore the scholarship and creative works of University of La Verne faculty, please visit the Research Works profiles hosted by Wilson Library.