Kelly Dunbar Davison

Core Faculty
Kelly Dunbar Davison
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 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 private practice where she provides counseling, clinical supervision, and consultation services. She is a Core Faculty in the School of Counseling at Walden University. 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 Association for Counselor Education and Supervison, President -

Oklahoma Counseling Association, Northeast Region, President - Tulsa

Oklahoma Art Therapy Association, Other -

Awards / Honors

Counselor of the Year, Oklahoma Counseling Association, 2015


Dunbar Davison, K. A., McLain, C. (2023). Systemic functioning of obsessive compulsive and related disorders..

Mc Lain, C. M., Dunbar Davison, K. A. (2021). Obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders.

Spewart-Spencer, S. S., Dean, C. C., McLain, C. M., Lewis, J. F., Dunbar-Davison, K. Band of Counselors; Winning the Battle Turning Raw Recruits into Skilled Counselors. To Vol. 2. Metaphors and Therapy: Enhancing Clinical Supervision and Education .

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

Byers, S., Morgan, M., Dunbar Davison, K. (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. (2023). Expressive art activities in clinical supervision. Oklahoma Counseling Association

Dunbar Davison, K. A., McLain, C. (2023). Exploring Spirituality, Dispositions and Resiliency. . Association for Humanistic Counseling

Keller-Dupree, E., Dunbar Davison, K. A. (2022). Expanding strengths-based counseling: positive psychology in the counseling profession.. Association for Humanistic Counseling Annual National Conference

Dunbar Davison, K. A. (2021). Resiliency for children, family, and teachers in education during COVID-19. Oklahoma Counseling Association Mid-Winter Conference

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