• Dr. Walley serves as Managing Director of Strategic Consulting for Casey Family Programs, a multi-billion dollar private operating foundation based in Seattle whose mission is to safely reduce the need for foster care and help create communities of hope. In this role he works with state and community stakeholders to safely keep or return children to permanent, loving homes undergirded by supportive communities. Dr. Walley previously served as the Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources and as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs. Prior to coming to Alabama, Dr. Walley served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1990 to 2000 and subsequently as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Dr. Walley is a licensed clinical psychologist, a licensed minister, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Walley received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Davidson College and his master's and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Terry reside in Bolivar, TN, where he serves as Vice Mayor and a member of the City Council. They also are the parents of three adult children and one grandchild.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    1995 Lucky DogsProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice.  26:459-462. 1995
    1987 Relaxation Training, In Vivo Exposure and Response-prevention in the Treatment of Compulsive Video-game PlayingCognitive Behaviour Therapy.  16:185-190. 1987
    1985 Computer fear and addiction: Analysis, prevention and possible modificationJournal of Organizational Behavior Management.  6:37-51. 1985
    1983 Mothers' evaluation of a parent training program completed three and one-half years earlier 1983
    1982 Naturalistic observation of the snack-selecting behavior of obese and nonobese childrenAddictive Behaviors.  7:75-77. 1982

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Georgia 1984
  • Full Name

  • Page Walley