Dr. Chris Dewhurst, Psy.D, M.Ed. is a Licensed Psychological Associate. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Ohio University and earned his Master of Education Degree from Wright State University. He then graduated with a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Cumberlands. His background includes working in Special Education in public school systems in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and California. He possesses significant experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Parent Advocacy work. He has significant experience working with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He is also a national level speaker and trainer, and he has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications.
His clinical interests include forensic assessment, contextual behavioral therapies, positive behavior therapy, and correctional psychology. He is a member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 41 American Psychology-Law Society, the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science (ACBS) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). He is also an active member of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA), serving on the Ethics Committee, the Communications Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, and he is a Fellow in the KPA Leadership Academy, advocating for increased mental health access in corrections, to address overcrowding and recidivism.
He provides psychological evaluation and treatment services at correctional facilities in Kentucky through Shelton Forensics Solutions and has won awards for excellence in service provision to incarcerated populations.