Michael Anestis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of Clinical Admissions

Email: michael.anestis@usm.edu


Research Interests

Risk factors for suicidal behavior in both military and civilian populations. Suicide risk factors of particular interest include firearms, the capacity for suicide, pain response, and emotion dysregulation. Projects also consider risk factors for non-suicidal self injury.



Abnormal Psychology (PSY 436)

Practicum in Clinical Psychology (PSY 782)

Empirically Supported Treatment of Adults (PSY 742)

Adult Psychopathology (PSY 780)


Curriculum Vitae

Link to Psychotherapy Brown Bag

Link to Dr. Anestis's Suicide and Emotion Dysregulation Lab


Dr. Anestis is the Chair of Clinical Admissions; contact him with questions about the application process. 


Dr. Anestis will be accepting graduate student applications for Fall 2019 admissions.