Amy Banks

Amy Banks, M.D.

Amy Banks, MD, is the Director of Advanced Training and Senior Research Scientist at The Jean Baker Miller Training Institute and the Wellesley Centers for Women. She is the co-author, with Leigh Ann Hirschman, of Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships (Penguin), an easy to use, practical guide that helps clinicians and laypeople assess the quality of their relationships and strengthen their neural pathways for connection. She has spoken throughout the country on “the neurobiology of relationship” and has an ongoing passion to spread the message that we are hardwired for connection. Banks is a core member of Harville Hendrix’s Relationships First, a small group of scientists and cultural leaders who promote the idea that “healthy relationships are non-negotiable in a healthy society.” She was co-editor of A Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women, published in 2004 by Beacon Press and author of PTSD: Relationships and Brain Chemistry published in 2001.

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