Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Ladeana Bell Ladeana Bell, MS, LPE-I, is an independently licensed psychological examiner who has been practicing psychology for 25 years. She has a wide range of clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings in private, non-profit, and academic institutions. With over two decades of direct care clinical experience working with clients with trauma histories, she is acutely aware of how resilience can and does help improve health outcomes. Ladeana currently works as a quality improvement consultant for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care with a focus on behavioral health. She also works on a limited basis as a part-time therapist providing therapy to adults. She is the research connection chair and past board member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Arkansas chapter/ Ladeana is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, policy change, education, and systemic change related to the delivery of mental healthcare. She has one 19-year-old daughter, an Australian shepherd “granddog”, and two special cats.   
Dawn Doray
Elissa Dougherty Elissa Dougherty, Ph.D. is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry. She completed her doctoral internship at UAMS and recently completed the requirements for her doctorate at Texas Tech University. Dr. Dougherty is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and is currently working towards becoming a PCIT Level I trainer. She also is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and recently began training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) in efforts to expand her clinical repertoire to infant mental health. In addition, Dr. Dougherty is trained in implementing evidence-based assessment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
Lee Ellenberg Lee Ellenberg, MSW, is the Training Manager at Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) at Boston Medical Center. He has been providing SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing training and supervision to diverse healthcare and social service providers nationally and throughout Massachusetts since 2007. Lee has been an SBIRT trainer/consultant for Youthbuild USA since 2010. In 2016 Lee was accepted as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Previous to working with MASBIRT TTA, Lee was the Social Work Manager for HIV services at Cambridge Health Alliance and the Associate Director of Mental Health and Addiction at Fenway Health in Boston.
Marquitta Magnini Marquitta Magnini is a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has a passion to bring hope to families who travel the traumatic and stressful unknown journey of mental illness with their loved one. Her own experience of 34 years with her father and 19 years with her son’s mental health condition led her to the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Arkansas (NAMI-AR) organization in 2001 where she learned the importance of a family member and the role they can play in the education of caregivers and advocating for their loved one who lives with a mental health condition. Marquitta has spoken from several media platforms to educate and advocate for families at both the local, state and federal level along with her son at the federal level. In September 2018, Marquitta joined former Rhode Island US House of Representative, Patrick Joseph Kennedy, also a mental health advocate, at the Rally to Preserve Mental Health in Arkansas to bring about awar! eness of changes in the Arkansas mental health system. She recorded a podcast for The Stakeholders in Treatment, Research and Recovery (STARR) Coalition about the journey with her son. Her story is published in The National Alliance for Caregiving, May 2019 National Report, Paving the Path for Family - Centered Design: A National Report on Family Caregiver Roles. Marquitta was the recipient of the 2010 Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award for her work at NAMI Arkansas and assistance provided to PBA families. Marquitta speaks on behalf of Family Perspectives and Cultural Awareness at the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training given to law enforcement officers across the state under Act 423. She is a state trainer for the NAMI AR Family to Family (F2F) Course and Family Support Group (FSG) Facilitators as well as co-facilitates both herself. She has appeared on the local AETN program following the PBS Special, Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental I! llness as one of the expert panelists examining adult mental h! ealth issues. Marquitta is the Chapter President for the affiliate NAMI Hot Springs, AR. She attends her local Community Mental Health Court to assist families when they find themselves involved with the court system as well as serving on other local county task forces such as Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, and Suicide Prevention to include setting up NAMI AR vendor tables at various type of events across the state of Arkansas. Marquitta represents Arkansas serving on the Consumer Advisory Board for the Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry Research Project. Her most recent projects are starting NAMI on Campus Clubs at local colleges and high schools with a drive of passion to start them in all schools across the state of Arkansas. Marquitta had a long career as a civilian federal government employee spanning over 40 years and presented many awards. Her role was expanded after 911 to care for the unexpected arrival of troops and was awar! ded the Yellow Rose of Texas in 2003 by the former Texas Governor Rick Perry. But most of all she is proud to be a mother of two successful and caring children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, boating, family and friend gatherings at her home and active in her church, Piney Grove United Methodist Church!
Jo McGuire
Glenn Mesman Glenn Mesman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry. He specializes in empirically-supported assessments and psychotherapies for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and is nationally-certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). He also is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Level 1 trainer. Dr. Mesman is the Assistant Training Director of the UAMS Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and completed his doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UAMS.
Margaret Morrison
Derrick Newby
Lisa Perry
Susie Reece
Jerry Schultz
Ed Shemelya
Libby Shult
Helenia Valencino