Kelly Beck is an Instructor for the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor that works clinically with individuals with cognitive disabilities, adults with chronic pain conditions, and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Beck is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and has over 4 years of experience teaching mindfulness groups with a variety of disability populations.
Beck is a doctoral candidate in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is focused in two areas: chronic pain conditions and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She is the primary investigator on a project exploring the use of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder with aims to improve quality of life. Beck is also the primary investigator on HeadTrack, an ecological momentary assessment project researching the symptoms and triggers preceding migraine attacks through the use of mobile application technology.