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 Program Coordinator of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program in Biggs Forensic Center. His clinical and research interests include program development, program evaluation, and treatment of seriously mentally ill clients and dual diagnosis adults in correctional and forensic settings, and motivational interviewing.
Jeffrey S. Kline, Ph.D. (Indiana State University – Terre Haute Indiana, 1996)
Dr. Kline is also 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.
Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where he specialized in working with people with serious mental illness and program evaluation under the mentorship of Will Spaulding, Ph.D. He was awarded an Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award and was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Predoctoral Fellow. As part of his NIMH fellowship, he trained at the Dartmouth Evidence-Based Practice Center and the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health. He completed his internship at the Togus VA Medical Center and an interdisciplinary, post-doctoral psychology residency at the Durham VA Medica Center in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services. Dr. Johnson is a staff psychologist in the Guhleman Forensic Center's Intermediate Security Social Learning Program. He is chair of the Fulton State Hospital's Cultural Competence Council and holds an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is also an elected member of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance and a founding member of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychologist in Public Service's Section on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance.
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 offered his clinical services and supervisory skills to Fulton State Hospital for over 25 years. Also at the hospital, Dr. Maddox serves on several committees including the Facility Executive Team, Forensic Review Committee, the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing 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.
Dr. Martin is a team leader for the Social Learning Program as well as a Psychology Supervisor for the Biggs Forensic Center. His clinical and research interests include evidence-based approaches to treatment of serious mental illness, particularly schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
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 Morrison, Psy.D. (Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, 2008)
Dr. Morrison is a psychologist and acting team leader on the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Service program as well as the internship training director. Her primary professional interests include the assessment and treatment of sex offenders, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that also have a co-existing mental illness, and individuals with personality disorders.
Jeffrey R. Nolting, Ph.D. (Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010)
Dr. Nolting is a staff psychologist for the Program for Recovery & Self-Motivation and works in both maximum and intermediate security settings. 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 new Program for Recovery and Self-Motivation (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 Jeff's research interests is the role of autobiographical memory in mediating social cognition in schizophrenia.
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 both 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. Recent presentations include a paper presented at the American Psychological Association national convention in San Diego this past summer as well as a symposium presented in New York City at the International Association on Law and Mental Health conference in July, 2009. Research interests include the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for people with developmental disabilities as well as program evaluation in New Outlook.
Jessica Sergio, Ph.D. (University of North Texas)
Dr. Sergio is apsychologist and acting team leader on the New Outlook Program for Behavior and Modd Self-Management in the Guhleman Forensic Center. Her primary professional interests include providing group and individual treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, personality disorders, as well as 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.