Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified psychologist in both Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology. He is licensed in Michigan and specializes in pre-surgical psychological evaluations for adult heart and lung transplantation and pediatric kidney transplantation at the Spectrum Health System.  Dr. Skillings has been quite active in psychology leadership.  He is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology (ACHP), Secretary of ABPP’s Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies (CPPSA), Board Member of the Michigan Psychological Association, and Executive Committee Member of APA’s Board of Professional Affairs (BPA).  He has published several papers on evidence-based and integrated care, presented at many national and international conferences, and made several regional television appearances. You can read more about him on his website at https://about.me/Jared.Skillings/.

Educational History:

  • Post-graduate: Michigan State University, Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training at McLaren Regional Medical Center (2006-2008)
  • Internship: University of Miami (FL) School of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital (2005-2006)
  • Graduate: University of Toledo, Department of Psychology (2001-2006)
  • Undergraduate: Cedarville College (1996-1999)

Interesting facts about Dr. Skillings:

Dr. Skillings has been married to his wonderful wife, Julie, for 15 years.  He states that, “after struggling with infertility for 6+ years, our adoption journey began in 2012; and wewere blessed to adopt 4 kids in only two years’ time (Yup, personally and professionally I know that is a little crazy.)  Our beautiful rainbow family now includes two boys from the US (one Hispanic; one Caucasian), and two girls from Haiti.  It is a good thing Julie is a licensed teacher with a Master’s degree in School Psychology!  The kids are all well-adjusted; they freely refer to us as “mom and dad” and each other “brother and sister.”  It is heartwarming.  This has been an amazing journey so far, and it is just getting started.”

For recreation, he plays infield in a softball league during the summer and a volleyball league during the winter.  He also expresses, “we have strong connections to our family and spiritual community, and we enjoy spending time outdoors at the Lake Michigan beach, local parks, or cooking out in the backyard with friends.”

What do you enjoy about being a member of Division 42?

Division 42 is wonderfully diverse!  As a second-generation psychologist, I grew up with a father who worked in rural, solo practice.  Personally, I worked in a large group practice and now a large medical center.  Regardless of setting or practice focus, Div42 colleagues provide support as well as divergent, new ideas to consider.  Div42 is a terrific professional home, and I am proud to be a member.