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Faculty Profile

KELLY GENE WILSON

PSYCHOLOGY
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
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310E PEABODY
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5256
Joined UM: 08/15/2000

Areas of Expertise

  • BEHAVIOR THERAPY
  • BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY
  • LANGUAGE AND COGNITION
  • PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Brief Bio

Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University at Mississippi. He is Past President of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Representative-at-Large of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and is one of the co-developers of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Wilson received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Gonzaga University and his Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno. After running a National Institutes on Drug Abuse clinical trial in Reno, he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2000 where he established the Mississippi Center for Contextual Psychology. Dr. Wilson has devoted himself to the development and dissemination of ACT and its underlying theory and philosophy for the past 18 years, publishing 33 articles, 22 chapters, and 4 books. He has central interests in the application of behavioral principles to understanding topics such as purpose, meaning and values, therapeutic relationship, and present moment focused work. Dr. Wilson has presented workshops to more than 16 countries, and has participated as co-investigator in a wide range of research projects in the U.S., Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Degrees

BA
PSYCHOLOGY
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY/SPOKANE, WASHINGTON (1989)
PHD
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA/RENO,NEVADA (1998)

Awards

Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2010