Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
LIWP Clinical/Consulting Planning Committee

Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Kelly is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. She has been director, Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine since 1994. 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.

A native of Gulfport, Miss., Kelly attended undergraduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi, majoring in psychology. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 1987. 

In addition to maintaining a private practice in Atlanta, Ga., Kelly is actively involved in numerous professional organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association. A past president of the Georgia Psychological Association, she has served as federal advocacy coordinator of the association for 13 years. She is a past-chair of the Board of Professional Affairs with APA. She is past-president and assistant newsletter editor of the State, Provincial & Territorial Psychological Association Affairs (Division 31). She is the past-chair of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology.
For her advocacy work on behalf of psychology, in 2011, Kelly was the recipient of APA’s State Leadership Award. In 2011 she was also presented with the Diversity Award from the Committee of State Leaders of APA. In 2000, Kelly was presented the Karl F. Heiser Advocacy Award by APA and the Legislative Award by the Georgia Psychological Association. She was the recipient of the Federal Advocacy Award by the Practice Organization of APA in 2004. She received the Outstanding Psychologist Award from Division 31 of APA in 2006. 

Kelly is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Atlanta, and served as program co-chair for the 2005-07 Health Day. She serves on the Board/Executive Committee of Project Interconnections, an organization in the metro Atlanta area devoted to providing housing for the homeless mentally ill, and is a member of the Board of Directors of ChrisKids, in Atlanta, Ga.

Kelly is also a member of other professional organizations such as the American Academy of Pain Management (Diplomate), International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, and the Atlanta Pain Society. 

Kelly is associate editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, an APA publication. She has numerous publications, including articles in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Pain Digest, Comprehensive Review Book for Pain Medicine, and Practical Management of Pain.

In her free time, Dr. Kelly enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching college and professional sports.