Amanda Giordano, Ph.D., LPC, is an associate professor of counseling at the University of Georgia. She specializes in addiction counseling and has clinical, instructional, and scholarly experience related to both chemical and behavioral addictions.
Amanda is the sole author of a clinical reference book titled A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions: Conceptualizations, Assessments, and Clinical Strategies and co-author of a textbook titled Addiction Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide. Amanda works to advance the counseling field with rigorous research and has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She regularly teaches addiction counseling courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 2018, Amanda was awarded the Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award from the International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors. Additionally, Amanda has experience as an editorial board member for several prominent counseling journals including the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, Journal of Counseling & Development, and Counseling & Values. Amanda serves on the American Counseling Association (ACA) of Georgia Leadership Council, the board of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), and is a member of several other ACA divisions