Michael Anestis, Ph.D.

Nina Bell Suggs Professor of Psychology and Chair of Clinical Admissions


Email: michael.anestis@usm.edu


Research Interests

Nature of and risk factors for suicidal behavior, paradoxical effects of emotion dysregulation, dysregulated behaviors  (e.g., binge eating, non-suicidal self-injury), and psychopathy.



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 2016 admissions.