Kelly G Wilson Ph.D.

Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D.

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 (ACT). He is devoted teacher and winner of the University of Mississippi Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teaching Award. Wilson has devoted himself to the development and dissemination of ACT and its underlying theory and philosophy for the past 20 years, and has published numerous articles and chapters, as well as 6 books including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: An Experiential Approach to Behavior Change and his newest books Mindfulness for Two and Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong.  He has central interests in the application of behavioral principles to understanding topics such as purpose, meaning and values, therapeutic relationship, and mindfulness. Wilson is the founder of Onelife Education and Training, LLC and has presented workshops and provided consultancy in 20 countries, and has participated in a wide range of research projects in the U.S., Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

His consulting company, Onelife Education and Training, LLC, that he runs with his wife Dianna, reflects a strong commitment to the development of whole, integrated lives. Onelife is an attempt carry that value into the world. Carl Rogers, in his landmark book On Becoming a Person, suggests "What is most personal is most general." Dr. Wilson hopes sincerely that this is so. He has bet his career on it. His work is deeply personal. In his professional life, as a teacher, a writer, and a scientist, he actively encourages others to explore interconnection through shared personal meaning.

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