Young Adults and Adult Psychologist
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.Ed., University of Maryland, College Park
M.S., University of Oregon
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Treatment focus: interpersonal and sexual trauma, depression and anxiety, family of origin concerns, attachment, disordered eating and body image concerns, young/emerging adults, privilege and oppression, self-compassion
Kelsey South, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and senior instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her clinical internship with Colorado State University Health Network and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Trauma/PTSD at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. South’s clinical approach is grounded in relational, psychodynamic, and emotion-focused therapies while also incorporating interventions from a range of other evidence-based modalities (e.g., CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR). Dr. South has previously worked in university counseling centers, private practice, VA medical centers, and outpatient clinics. Her research interests include the centrality of the therapeutic relationship to psychotherapy outcomes; and the study of how advances in affective neuroscience, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiology can inform psychotherapy treatment and outcome. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys volleyball, tennis, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
Chronister, K.M., South, K., Chitkara-Barry, A., Nagra, H., Reichard, A., & Kerewsky, S.D. (2018).
Ethics and clients who have experienced sexual trauma and intimate partner violence.
In M.M. Leach & E. R. Welfel (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of applied psychological ethics.
New York: Cambridge University Press.
Stice, E., South, K., & Shaw, H. (2012). Future directions in eating disorders research,
prevention, and treatment. Journal of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology, 41(6), 845-855.