Amy Krentzman, MSW, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social Work,

Amy Krentzman

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-2312

Fax 612-624-3744

Mailing Address:
1404 Gortner Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108
United States

Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Case Western Reserve University, Social Welfare, 2008

New York University, Social Work, 1994

Northwestern University, English, 1986

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers


Dr. Krentzman’s research focuses on factors that promote the initiation and maintenance of recovery from alcohol and other substance use disorders, particularly the mechanisms of therapeutic change that are precipitated by professional treatment, recovery community organizations, and 12-step programs.

Current research projects include the development and testing of positive psychology interventions for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders, the relationship between spirituality and alcoholism recovery, and the role of sober living houses on women's long-term abstinence.


  • Alcohol use disorders
  • Spirituality and addiction recovery
  • Gratitude

Awards & Recognition

College of Education and Human Development Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle Rising Star Faculty Award, 2016

Nominated for the College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015, 2016, and 2017