Kelsey Walsh, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Education and Training

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

  • Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship: University of Southern California (USC) Student Counseling Services (SCS)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Loyola Marymount University (LMU) Student Psychological Services (SPS)
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Emerging Adults and their Helicopter Parents: Communication Quality as Mediator between Affect and Stress

Master in Counseling, Arizona State University

  • Master’s Internship: Arizona State University Counseling Services (ASUCS)
  • Master’s Thesis: Background and Non-cognitive Factors Influencing Academic Persistence Decisions in College Freshmen
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Dr. Walsh at a Glance

  • Psychology: Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (PSY-004941)
  • Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors


Bodenmann, G., Jimenez-Arista, L.E., Walsh, K. J., & Randall, A. K. (2018). Dyadic Coping Inventory. In Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_678-1

Randall, A. K., Tao, C., Totenhagen, C. J., Walsh, K. J., & Adams, C. (2017). Associations between sexual orientation discrimination and depression among same-sex couples: Moderating effects of dyadic coping. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2016.1253520

Randall, A. K., Totenhagen, C. J., Walsh, K. J., Adams, C., & Tao, C. (2017). Coping with workplace minority stress: Associations between dyadic coping and anxiety among women in same-sex relationships. Journal of Lesbian Studies, Special Issue on Contemporary Lesbian Relationships. doi: 10.1080/10894160.2016.1142353

Totenhagen, C. J., Randall, A. K., Cooper A., Tao, C., & Walsh, K. J. (2017). Stress spill-over in same-sex couples: Concurrent and lagged daily effects. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2016.1203273

Jimenez-Arista, L. E., Walsh, K. J., & Randall, A. K. (2016). Dyadic coping among couples in the U.S. In M. K. Falconier, A. K. Randall, & G. Bodenmann (Eds.), Couples coping with stress: A cross-cultural perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.

Robinson Kurpius, S. E., Keaveny, M. K., Kim, C. S., & Walsh, K. J. (2015). MCAC and state counselor licensure laws: David and Goliath. The Counseling Psychologist, 43(7), 1008-1033. doi: 10.1177/0011000015575393

Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Jimenez, L., Walsh, K. J., & Bodenmann, G. (2015). Dyadic coping in the U.S.: Psychometric properties and validity for use of the English version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-015-9323-0

Walsh, K. J., & Robinson Kurpius, S. E. (2015). Parental, residential, and self-belief factors influencing academic persistence decisions of college freshmen. Journal of College Student Retention. doi: 10.1177/1521025115579672

  • American Psychological Association

Areas of Specialty:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Assault
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Adjustment and Life Changes
  • Identity Development
  • Parent-Child Relationships in Adulthood
  • Relationship Concerns

Work Experience:

Supervisor to Counselors- and Psychologists-In-Training:

  • Arizona State University’s Counseling and Counseling Psychology (CCP) program
  • University of Southern California (USC) Student Counseling Services (SCS)

Supervisor to Peer Education Programs:

  • University of Southern California’s Greek Educators
  • Loyola Marymount University’s Wellness Educators

Instructor to Undergraduate-Level Career Development Courses

  • Arizona State University

Outreach Speaking Engagements, and Guest Lectures in University-Settings

  • Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Arizona State University (ASU)