Trauma-Informed Care and Building Resilience with Dr. Amy King

On episode 414 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Dr. Amy King, a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, consultant, and podcaster who provides training, consultation, and education to professionals who work with children and families.

Dr. Amy also offers The Providers Lounge, a learning collaborative and community of like-minded medical professionals focusing on building resilience in their patients and themselves.

Among Dr. Amy’s specialties is working with parents and professionals to help create resilient children 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 pediatric medical homes and school systems through partnership and collaboration.

Her podcast, The Most Important Medicine, is where physicians and healthcare professionals meet to discuss what trauma is and how it presents in primary care. Discussions center around how to respond to and mitigate trauma by building resilience and other buffering mechanisms that address adversity and build connection. Physicians and healthcare providers tell their stories about how to bring humanness into medicine and transform how we think about medicine through relational leadership, early relational health, and connection.

When she’s not working to promote family resilience, you can find Dr. Amy with her family on their small hobby farm in Newberg, Oregon.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media manager and newsletter wrangler.

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