Presenter Details

Guillermo Wippold

Guillermo Wippold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida and completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Wippold is passionate about working with underserved populations. His research interests include:

  • community-based participatory research
  • cultural sensitivity and cultural competence
  • mental and physical health promotion among underserved populations
  • culturally tailored health promotion interventions
  • health-related quality of life
  • stress
  • resilience

He has worked closely with YMCAs, the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, and various medical clinics. He has provided mental health services in outpatient and inpatient settings. He is particularly proud of his work providing mental health services to individuals seeking care at underserved clinics in Gainesville, Florida and Kansas City, Kansas. In his clinical work, he draws heavily on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).