Mary L. Kelso, PhD

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member
(805) 369-9600
325 E. Hillcrest Dr. #115 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


Dr. Kelso received her BS in Education from Indiana University of Pa., her MA in Psychology from The University of Colorado and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from International College.  Dr. Kelso received her MFT License in 1976 and then went on to become a Licensed Psychologist.  Dr. Kelso currently maintains a full time private practice in Thousand Oaks and is the Training Director of Psychosynthesis International, a worldwide distance learning program for professionals.  She was previously the executive director of the Well Being Centre in Palmdale and Thousand Oaks.



Dr. Kelso currently specializes in Family Psychology  and utilizes a systemic orientation with individuals, couples, children, families and foster families. She supervises MFT and Psychological Assistants in private practice and trains in an international distance on-line training program. She has provided psychological assessment to family law and dependency courts and wrote a Ca. statewide curriculum to train foster parents in the community colege system.


Kelso, ML, Co-Editor.  (2007) History of Psychosynthesis in North America. ISBN:  978-097882659-8.

Kelso, ML (2007).  Family Resence. IBSN:  978-1-60404-494-4.

Kelso, ML & Onken, DS.  (2005) Synthesis Family Questionnaire.

Kelso, ML & Love, PA (2002).  The Will:  Application in an Adolescent Psychoeducational Setting.  Monograph of AAP, 3:2002.

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