Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Joseph Talley, PhD, ABPP


Joseph Talley, PhD, ABPP

Staff Psychologist 

Associate Director
My special interests include the use of imagery, hypnosis, Jungian Psychology, technique in brief and very brief psychotherapy and the interface of spirituality and psychology. I have been the primary author/editor of eight books, most of which are in the field of university student counseling services and psychotherapy. I am certified as a practitioner/supervisor/consultant in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, have served as a site-visitor for the American Psychological Association for internship accreditation, served as the Chair of the Awards Committees of Division 17 and Chair of The Leona Tyler Award Committee and most  recently served on the APA External Interface Board.

I completed my doctorate and did my doctoral internship at the University of Virginia. My board certifications include Counseling Psychology, (ABPP) and Clinical Psychology (ABPP).  I am a Fellow and President Emeritus of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology, and have served as an ABPP examiner and work sample reviewer. I am also a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and is Chair and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies of the American Board of Professional Psychology and have been elected to the National Academies of Practice. I received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology and the Distinguished Contributions to the Organization Russ Bent Award from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  

My greatest joy is in working with Duke students to develop skills and effective strategies to apply to their challenges.