FSH Internship Faculty & Training Committee Members

Niels C. Beck, Ph.D. (St. Louis University, 1977)

Dr. Beck is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He also consults 16 hours per week at FSH on the Program Evaluation and Research Services team. Dr. Beck's research interests include rehabilitation of chronic mental patients, assessment and treatment of violent behavior in chronic mental patients, and pharmacological/psychosocial treatment interactions for persons with chronic mental disorders.

J. Edd Bucklew, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Kansas, 1987)

Dr. Bucklew is a Licensed Psychologist on the Sexual Offender and Rehabilitation Treatment Services (SORTS) program located in Fulton State Hospital’s high security unit. His clinical and research interests include program development and program evaluation; the treatment of seriously mentally ill clients and dual diagnosis adults in correctional and forensic settings; and motivational interviewing.

Ciara Christensen, Ph.D. (Washington State University, 2012)

Dr. Christensen is a licensed psychologist at Fulton State Hospital on the Social Learning Program in the Biggs Forensic Center. Her clinical and research interests include assessment and evidence-based approaches to treatment of serious mental illness and individuals with personality disorders.

John A. Dubose, PhD (Jackson State University, 2013)

Dr. Dubose is a psychologist in the Biggs Forensic Center, Program for Recovery & Self-Motivation (PRSM). His professional interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with severe and persisting mental illness, formation and maintenance of delusional ideations, and motivational interviewing.

Ian Fluger, Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1980)

Dr. Fluger is a licensed psychologist at Fulton State Hospital and serves as Program Coordinator for the Sexual Offender and Rehabilitation Treatment Services (SORTS) program located in Fulton State Hospital’s high security unit. Dr. Fluger provides clinical and supervisory oversight of interdisciplinary treatment teams implementing the Safe Offender Strategies treatment approach. His clinical and research interests include treatment and management of Sexually Violent Predators within hospital and correctional settings.

Jeffrey S. Kline, Ph.D. (Indiana State University – Terre Haute Indiana, 1996)

Dr. Kline is a Certified Forensic Examiner at Fulton State Hospital who performs court ordered evaluations of criminal defendants. He also serves as a Psychology Supervisor in Biggs Forensic Center and participates in the hospital’s Forensic Review Committee. His clinical and research interests include the forensic evaluation of competence, responsibility, diminished capacity, and risk assessment; assessment and intervention in acute care settings; deception and malingering in forensic and clinical contexts; personality disorders; and assessment of psychopathology.

Marc C. Maddox, Ph.D. (University of Missouri – Columbia, 1984)

Dr. Maddox is Fulton State Hospital's Psychology Director as well as its Forensic Coordinator. He has provided clinical and supervisory services to Fulton State Hospital for 30 years. Also at the hospital, Dr. Maddox serves on several committees, including the Facility Executive Team, Forensic Review Committee, the Assaulted Staff Action Program team, and the Strategic Planning/Focus on Safety team. Finally, Dr. Maddox's clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders.

Lisa M. Mathews, Ph.D. (Palo Alto University, 2012)

Dr. Mathews is a Psychologist on the Social Learning Program in the Guhleman Forensic Center. Her clinical and research interests include assessment and treatment of individuals with serious mental illness, individuals with personality disorders, and individuals who have committed sexual offenses.

Anthony A. Menditto, Ph.D. (University of Houston, 1988)

Dr. Menditto is the Director of Treatment Services for Fulton State Hospital. He has also offered his clinical services and supervisory skills to Fulton State Hospital for over 20 years. Dr. Menditto serves on many hospital committees including, Treatment Council, Facility Executive Team, Treatment, Organization, and Development, Strategic Planning, Transformation Work Group, and Treatment-Rehab Taskforce. His clinical and research interests center on development, implementation, and evaluation of psychosocial treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals with severe and persistent mental disorders.

Lee Ann McVay, Psy.D. (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 2008)

Dr. Morrison is a psychologist on the New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management in the Guhleman Forensic Center. Her primary professional interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with co-existing mental illness, individuals with personality disorders, and sex offenders.

Jeffrey R. Nolting, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010)

Dr. Nolting is the Program Coordinator for the Program for Recovery & Self-Motivation (PRSM) in the maximum security setting. In addition to his interest in psychiatric state hospital organizational structures supportive of recovery and rehabilitation, he has been involved in the development of psychosocial programs for inpatient populations. He coauthored the PRSM intervention that serves a population whose primary diagnosis is an Axis II disorder, and assisted in the development of new staff training for the program. His current research focuses on analyzing observational data of staff-resident interactions to inform development of an evidenced-based staff training program for an inpatient psychiatric population. Another of Dr. Nolting’s research interests continues to be the role of autobiographical memory in mediating social cognition in schizophrenia.

Jonathan Rhodes, Psy.D. (The Chicago School, 2013))

Dr. Rhodes is a psychologist on the New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management in the Guhleman Forensic Center. He focuses on the application of contextual-behavioral interventions, including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). Additionally, he has specialized in the treatment of chemical dependency and anxiety disorders, especially exposure-based interventions. His academic and research interests, include: drug education, implicit cognition, and relational-frame theory (RFT).

Sharon B. Robbins, Ph.D. (Louisiana Tech University, 2005)

Dr. Robbins is the Program Coordinator for the New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management in the Guhleman Forensic Center as well as the Biggs Forensic Center. Dr. Robbins has made numerous conference presentations regarding the treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have a co-existing mental illness. Presentations at national conferences include the APA’s conferences in Boston and San Diego, the NADD, NASMHPD, and the International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Dr. Robbins has consulted in Virginia, Iowa, Arkansas, Georgia, and Guam. Research interests include DBT with people who have developmental disabilities, validation and coaching adherence measures for direct care staff, and program outcome measures. Dr. Robbins has a basset hound who routinely visits the hospital. Her ‘free’ time is spent being a soccer mom.

Jessica Sergio, Ph.D. (University of North Texas, 2010)

Dr. Sergio is a psychologist and a team leader on the New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management in the Guhleman Forensic Center. She also serves as the Training Director for Fulton State Hospital’s Psychology Doctoral Internship Program. Her primary professional interests include providing quality treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a co-existing mental illness, individuals with personality disorders, and treatment for sex offenders.

Randy L. Telander, Ph.D. (University of North Dakota, 2004)

Dr. Telander is a Certified Forensic Examiner, completing Competency to Stand Trial, Responsibility, and Sexually Violent Predator evaluations for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Additional professional interests include aspects of group treatment for offenders, and working with personality disorders.

Tara Tubbesing, Psy.D. (The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute, 2010)

Dr. Tubbesing is a psychologist for New Outlook Program for Behavior and Mood Self-Management in the Biggs Forensic Center. Her primary professional interests include providing quality mental health care to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities through the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.