Kelly G. Wilson, PhD

Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and winner of multiple awards for teaching and mentoring at the University at Mississippi. He is Past President and Fellow of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Wilson has devoted himself to the development and dissemination of ACT and its underlying theory and philosophy for the past 25 years, and has published more than 90 articles and chapters, as well as 11 books including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change, The Wisdom to Know the Difference: An ACT Workbook for Overcoming Substance Abuse, and most recently Using ACT to Treat Anorexia and the Spectrum of Anorectic Behavior. He has central interests in the application of behavioral principles to understanding topics such as purpose, meaning and values. In recent years, he has become fascinated by the link between ACT, evolution science, and the modern epidemic of chronic life-style illnesses. Wilson is a co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and has presented workshops and provided consultancy in 32 countries.

Dr. Wilson provides clinical and research consultancy through OneLife, LLC. Information on Dr. Wilson’s consultancy and workshops can be found at He may be contacted through the contact link at that website or at

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