Amy Wallwork, LMFT

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Amy Wallwork, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and TBRI practitioner & caregiver trainer with the International Adoption Health Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Amy Wallwork is a family therapist who proudly joins the CHOP IAHP clinic team with over 25 years of experience, working alongside child welfare, juvenile justice, education and health professionals to serve the most vulnerable children, teens and young adults. Amy has trained extensively with leaders in the fields of attachment, child and family development and the impacts of early adversity. With this spirit of collaboration and compassion, Amy helps parents, teachers and other caring adults respond to the needs that lie behind difficult behaviors, and utilize the power of their caregiving relationship to repair attachment and heal the effects of trauma.

Amy’s role in IAHP’s multidisciplinary assessment is to help answer adoptive parents’ questions about the special care and relational needs of their newly adopted child, and to offer guidance for improving the process of attachment repair and adjustment to family life from diverse beginnings in under-responsive or harmful care settings. Amy also provides parent consult sessions to any current or past clinic patient-families wishing to address common post-adoption issues such as regulating sleep, eating and activity, correcting behavior, increasing family connectedness and promoting healthy self-worth and identity development.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BFA - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

MFT - Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

TBRI Practitioner & Caregiver Trainer

Departments and Services