Clyde Beverly III has extensive experience providing mental health services in a variety of settings, including group homes, secondary schools, and colleges and universities. In addition to providing direct clinical services through individual and group counseling, he also engages in academic research and leads professional development training initiatives regarding best practices for mental health professionals, with a particular focus on the importance of being culturally competent and building therapeutic toolkits to serve diverse client populations.
He has led numerous seminars and workshops, as well as co-authored book chapters and scholarly articles regarding mental health services in a diverse society. Beverly has researched the impact of cultural views, societal stressors, and stereotypes on the underuse of mental health services within the African American community, and been invited to present on these topics at regional, national and international conferences. He has also given presentations to youth audiences on how to effectively integrate help-seeking behavior during racial identity development, including seminars for Upward Bound students and teen outreach workshops sponsored by Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Beverly is currently the counseling psychologist in residence and the coordinator for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky, and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Lehigh University.
Beverly is married to Carlyne Turner-Beverly ’02, and father to their three children: Candace Helen, 12; Clyde David IV, 4; and Cordelia Lee, 3.