Professor Emeritus

Dr. Josie Wilson is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience as a counselor educator at Southern Oregon University. She has an M.A. in Counseling from Western Michigan University and earned her Ph.D. from Georgia State University. As a licensed practitioner in Oregon, New York, and Michigan, she worked with clients from 3 to 80 years of age.

Josie was a Fulbright Scholar in 1999-2000 and taught in Mexico at the University Of Guanajuato School Of Psychology. Collaborating with her Mexican colleagues, she helped develop and publish a professional ethics curriculum relevant to Mexican psychologists. Josie served as consultant for several southern Oregon agencies providing ethics training or on-going supervision for their staff. She also served on the Oregon Psychology Association Ethics Committee and the American Mental Health Counselors Association Public Policy Committee.

Josie has had many roles in the Psychology Department and at SOU. She has taught Introductory Psychology, Lifespan Development, Personal and Social Adjustment, Child Psychopathology, Helping Skills, Senior Capstone, Group Counseling, Professional Ethics, and has provided supervision for the graduate counseling students. She served as Department Chair for several years and was the clinical Coordinator and the Program Coordinator for the Masters in Mental Health Counseling program. From 2004-2009, she was Dean of the School of Social Sciences and then Founding Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SOU. She returned to Psychology in fall 2009 and retired in 2015.