Victor Kersey, Ph.D.
Dr. Victor Kersey began his professional career by enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1991 where he served for 10 years before leaving active duty. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he moved to Minnesota to attend graduate school where he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. Victor reaffiliated with the U.S. Navy Reserves, where he has promoted to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer and has served for 30 years.
In 2003, Victor accepted a predoctoral internship with the Illinois Department of Corrections where he treated maximum security male and female inmates with profound mental illness. Upon completion of his training, he accepted a position as a psychologist with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice where he treated juvenile sexual offenders, and in 2006 he became the Clinical Director.
In 2013 he received a promotion to serve as the Psychologist Administrator at Dixon Correctional Center until his 2014 appointment as the Assistant Superintendent of Programs and Psychologist Administrator with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice at the Illinois Youth Center in Kewanee, IL where he served until its closure in February of 2016. In April of 2016, Victor was appointed as the Director of Institutional Programming for the Utah Department of Corrections where he served until December of 2019. He is now employed by the Nevada Department of Corrections as a Psychologist and is relocating back to his home in Utah.
Victor’s passion and area of expertise lies with treating adult and juvenile sexual offenders using the most current evidence-based programs for reducing risk, enhancing public safety, and providing skills-based training while developing appropriate sexual behaviors through the utilization of acceptable coping skills. He is trained in multiple risk assessments and has conducted hundreds of psychosexual evaluations. Victor’s preferred method of treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy and has treated clinical as well as personality disorders and has conducted hundreds of psychological evaluations.
Victor also serves as adjunct faculty at both Purdue Global University and the Adler School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level psychology. Victor is a member of the Association of the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, American Psychological Association, American Correctional Association, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, and the Correctional Education Association. He is newly married to his beautiful bride, Glenda and together they have six children and 13 grandchildren.