Clinical Climate Change 2022 Speaker: Kelsey Hudson, PhD

Kelsey Hudson, PhD, Research Scientist and Licensed Psychologist, Child Program, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), Boston University

Kelsey Hudson, PhD (she/her) is a Research Scientist and Licensed Psychologist in the Child Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) through Boston University. Dr. Hudson also leads the Youth Subcommittee through the Climate Psychology Alliance – North America.

At CARD, Dr. Hudson provides evidence-based treatments to youth experiencing anxiety, depression, and social-emotional difficulties and conducts research on the psychological impacts of climate change on young people. In addition to treating anxiety and mood disorders, Dr. Hudson also has a strong background in trauma-informed assessments and treatments with refugees, individuals seeking asylum, and survivors of torture and trauma. In 2021, she opened a private practice specializing in treating climate distress, drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness-based frameworks. Her work on the mental health impacts of climate change was recently recognized with the honor of the inaugural Massachusetts Psychological Association Early Career Award.

Dr. Hudson completed her undergraduate degrees at Vanderbilt University, receiving a B.Mus. in Violin Performance and a B.A. in Psychology. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2019, completed her postdoctoral fellowship at CARD in 2021, and obtained a certificate in Climate Change and Health from the Yale School of Public Health in 2021.