Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP

Elected APA President 2021

Welcome to my campaign website. On this site you will find information including statements to Divisions, SPTAs and Organizations, testimonials and endorsements received. Please feel free to contact me for more information at JFKPHD@GMAIL.COM.

Vision, Issues, & Values

Advocacy

  • Advocate for increased funding for psychological education and research
  • Advocate for access to mental health care for our patients
  • Advocate for appropriate reimbursement for mental & behavioral health services

Inclusion

  • Embrace the value of diverse perspectives for the growth and advancement of our profession
  • Engage and mentor our early career psychologists and students—the future of our profession
  • Utilize the experience of our senior psychologists
  • Continue to promote and include an international perspective within psychology

Leadership

  • Move the Association forward with our new Integrated Advocacy Model
  • Facilitate implementation of APA’s new strategic plan
  • Strengthen efforts to position Psychologists nationally as leaders in Health Care

Experience

  • Recording Secretary of APA (2013-2018)
  • 25 years experience in Independent Practice
  • Advocacy: Co-Chair of Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Co-Chair of APA Expanded Advocacy Model, and Georgia Federal Advocacy Coordinator for 20 years
  • Board of Directors liaison to the Ethics Committee and the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and its committees

Statements to Divisions and Organizations

Leadership to help meet the needs of our changing profession and world

About Jennifer

Dr. Kelly is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. She is the Director of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She addresses a variety of mental health concerns in her practice, with expertise in treating disorders that involve the relationship between physical and emotional conditions. Within health psychology, she specializes in Pain Management.

Climate anxiety is on the rise, as a younger generation confronts inheriting a much hotter world, says Dr. Kelsey Hudson.
“Many young people are experiencing grief and frustration and anxiety and elements of betrayal by adults and other generations.”
https://www.npr.org/2022/11/17/1137156134/kids-youth-coping-climate-change

1 in 9 Cases of depression could potentially be prevented if all adults did just 150 minutes of physical activity per week! Check out this quick read #depression #healthpsych #mentalhealth https://www.apa.org/monitor/2022/11/defeating-depression-naturally

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