Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
LIWP Clinical/Consulting Planning Committee
Kelly is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in clinical health psychology. She has been the director of the 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 PhD in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 1987.
In addition to maintaining a private practice in Atlanta, Kelly is actively involved in numerous professional organizations. She currently serves as recording secretary of the American Psychological Association. A past president of the Georgia Psychological Association, she has served as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator of the Association for 16 years. She is a past chair of the Board of Professional Affairs with APA, and a past president of Div. 31. Kelly is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Atlanta.
Kelly is the 2012 recipient of the APA Division of Health Psychology/American Psychological Foundation Timothy B. Jeffrey Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health 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 the American Psychological Association 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 Div. 31 of APA in 2006.
Other professional organizations in which Kelly is a member include the American Academy of Pain Management (Diplomate), International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society and the Atlanta Pain Society.
Kelly is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Atlanta, and has served as program co-chair for the 2005-07 Health Day. She serves on the Advisory Board with Southern Christian Leadership Conference — W.O.M.E.N. and 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, as well as member of the Board of Directors of ChisKids, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Other professional organizations in which Kelly is a member include the American Academy of Pain Management, International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society and the Atlanta Pain Society.
Kelly is an Associate Editor of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, an APA publication. She has numerous publications, including articles in Pain Digest, Comprehensive Review Book for Pain Medicine, Behavioral Sciences and the Law and Practical Management of Pain.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing tennis. She also enjoys watching college and professional sports.