Craig Shealy

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Craig N. Shealy, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. Dr. Shealy leads a range of international activities including the Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series, a multi-year, multi-institution, multi-disciplinary initiative; various research and applied projects from the Summit Series will be published in a book that Dr. Shealy is editing for Oxford University Press. Drs. Shealy, Merry Bullock, and Shagufa Kapadia also co-edited Going Global: How Psychologists Can Meet a World of Need, a 2023 volume from APA Books, which presents the work of leading psychologists in the U.S. and internationally.

Dr. Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through Equilintegration (EI) Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – has been featured in multiple publications, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: Theory, Research, and Practice, a recent volume with Springer Publishing, and other scholarly forums. The BEVI is used in a wide array of settings and contexts (e.g., clinical, educational, forensic, leadership, organizational), both in the U.S. and internationally, and has been selected for several grant-based initiatives.

Dr. Shealy received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University’s APA-accredited doctoral program. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Shealy is a Fulbright Specialist in Japan, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past President of the APA’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the APA’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.
Period6 Nov 20228 Nov 2022
Visiting fromWestern Washington University (United States)
Visitor degreePhD
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Degree of RecognitionInternational