Dr. Ellis named Director of Murney Clinic Internship Program

Diane Ellis, Psy.D.Diane M. Ellis, Psy.D., has been named as Director of Internship Training for the APA-accredited internship program at the Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute and began her formal responsibilities with our new interns on September 4th. Dr. Ellis also serves as Assistant Clinic Director and maintains a professional practice serving clients at the Murney Clinic. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, as well as holding a certification as a Health Services Provider. Dr. Ellis is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists).


As part of her training at Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Dr. Ellis completed a certificate program in Pain Management, a program approved by the American Academy of Pain Management, and a certificate in Integrated Health Care: Practice, Consultation, & Management. Dr. Ellis completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arizona State University, after completing 92 credit hours at the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a major in Journalism. Dr. Ellis earned a Master of Business Administration degree, with a major in Management, from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, as well as a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from Forest Institute. Dr. Ellis completed a pre-doctoral internship at South East Kansas Psychological Internship Consortium and completed a post-doctoral residency at the Robert J. Murney Clinic.


Dr. Ellis is President of Bailey-Ellis Consulting Group, Inc. a Missouri corporation (currently inactive) that formerly provided management consulting services to Missouri lawyers and law firms, including lawyers referred in connection with disciplinary proceedings stemming from ethical violations associated with management issues and lawyers referred by professional liability insurance companies for risk assessment and prevention consultations. Bailey-Ellis Consulting Group, Inc. also provided qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) services to employee subject to Department of Transportation Federal Drug and Alcohol Testing Rules. Prior to relocating to Missouri, Dr. Ellis was employed by the State Bar of Arizona as Director of the Lawyer Assistance Programs, including the Law Office Management Assistance Program and the Member Assistance Program, which provided assessment/referral services and coordinated treatment programs and peer support for attorneys impaired by substance or process addictions or mental health issues.

Join us in congratulating Dr. Ellis on her new role and in thanking her for her continued commitment to clinical training with the Robert J. Murney Clinic and Forest Institute.