Kelly Dunbar Davison

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Dunbar Davison is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Approved Supervisor in Oklahoma. Additionally, she is a National Certified Counselor, a Board Certifed-TeleMental Health Provider and a Certified School Counselor in Oklahoma. With over a decade of experience as both a counselor educator and clinician, she has worked with children, adults, couples, and families in various settings. Currently, Dr. Dunbar Davison maintains a limited private practice where she provides counseling, clinical supervision, and consultation services. She is also an active member of the Oklahoma Counseling Association and was named Counselor of the Year in 2015. At Walden University, she is a core faculty in the School of Counseling where she teaches primarily in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Her research interests include clinical supervision and creative approaches in counseling.

Courses Taught

COUN 6726 - Couples and Family Counseling

COUN 6100 - Group Lab

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6785 - Social Change in Action: Prevention, Consultation, and Advocacy


PhD, University of Arkansas

MS, Northeastern State University

B.G.S., Northeastern State University

Public Service

Oklahoma Counseling Association, Northeast Region, President - Tulsa

Oklahoma Art Therapy Association, Other -

Oklahoma Association for Counselor Education and Supervison, President -

Awards / Honors

Counselor of the Year, Oklahoma Counseling Association, 2015


Dunbar Davison, K., Mc Lain, C. M., France Lewis, J. P. (2017). Systemic functioning of obsessive compulsive and related disorders.

Dunbar Davison, K. (2016). Creative arts in clinical supervision.

Byers, S., Morgan, M., Dunbar Davison, K. A. (2015). Historical and indigenous trauma: Reflections and implications for psychotherapeutic and behavioral science practice. Building Culturally Recognized Communities: We are Diversity & Inclusion


Dunbar Davison, K. A., Mc Lain, C. M. (2020). Using Humor to Build Cultural Humility. Oklahoma Counseling Association

King, J. H., Mc Lain, C. M., Dunbar-Davison, K., Gess, J. M. (2019). The remediation and gatekeeping continuum: From on-ground to online.. ACES

VanMeter, J., Dunbar Davison, K. A. (2018). Ethical approaches to addressing multi- cultural issues in counselor supervision. . Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Dunbar Davison, K., McLain-Tait, C., France Lewis, J. P. (2016). Creative approaches using technology-assisted distance counseling supervision: Tools for enhancing the process. .