Online Faculty


Amanda Nellis

  • Associate Professor, Department Chair
  • Areas of Focus: Trauma, Supervision, Learning/Cognitive Disorders, Forensic Neuropsychology, Ethics, Marriage and Family Counseling, Disaster Mental Health, and Spirituality
  • Contact Information
  • Phone: 602-301-6670
  • Email: anellis@argosy.edu
Amanda Nellis

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Capella University, 2006.
  • M.A., Human Resource Counseling, Ottawa University, 1993.
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy, 1993.
  • B.A., Psychology, Ottawa University, 1991.

Biography

Dr. Amanda C. Nellis is an Associate Professor and Program Chair in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University, Online Programs, where she teaches, serves on dissertation committees, and is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee and Curriculum Development Committee. She also has experience teaching at other universities in programs including Professional Counseling, Addictions Counseling and Spirituality in Counseling. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona. She has provided supervision, counseling and psychological services for more than two decades. Dr. Nellis’ research interests include counselor wellness, child and adolescent mental health, cognitive and learning disorders, clinical supervision, and spirituality in mental health. Furthermore, she provides forensic assessments for the Department of Economic Security. Dr. Nellis is a recipient of the ACES 2011 Top 10 Articles Award through the American Counseling Association, which was based from her presentation at the ACES Conference in 2010. She certified by the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health professional and is part of the Disaster Mental Health Committee in Arizona. She has provided psychological first aid and disaster relief to victims of disaster, as well as out-processing services for DMH professionals. She has been involved in training counseling supervisors and counselor trainees since 2000.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Arizona Counselors Association (ACA)
  • Arizona Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (AACES)
  • Arizona Disaster Response Committee (ADRC)

Selected Publications

Nellis, A., Hawkins, K., Redivo, M., & Way, S. (October 25, 2011) Productive Conflict in Supervision. Paper based on a program presented at the 2011 ACES Conference, Nashville Tennessee, October 26 - 28, 2011. VISTAS Publication: American Counseling Association.

Presentations

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (November 18, 2016). Produtie Conflict in Supervision. Annual Supervisor Gratitude Training/Argosy University

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (November 2015) Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout in Psychologist Trainees. Presentation Arizona Training Consortium

Nellis, A. (2015). An Introduction to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Field. Psychology Club/Argosy University.

Nellis, A., Melton, M., Shrader, G., & Way, S. (2013). Supervision and Training of Interpersonal Competencies. Annual Supervisor Gratitude Training/Argosy University.

Nellis, A., & Hawkins, K. (May 16, 2012) Productive Conflict in Supervision, Early Bird Lecture Series – Southwest Behavioral Health Services Training Institute.

Nellis, A., Hawkins, K., Redivo, M., & Way, S. (October 25, 2011) Productive Conflict in Supervision. Paper based on a program presented at the 2011 ACES Conference, Nashville Tennessee, October 26 - 28, 2011.

Nellis, A., & Hawkins, K. (October 28, 2011) Productive Conflict in Supervision, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference.

Nellis, A., & Hawkins, K. (April 2011) Clinical Risks Factors with Children and Adolescents. Early Bird Lecture Series – Southwest Behavioral Health Services Training Institute.

Nellis, A., Redivo, M. & Way, S. (February 2010) Productive Conflict in Supervision, Annual Supervisor Gratitude Training/Argosy University.

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (October 2009) Developing a Private Practice – Get the Facts – Presentation Arizona Training Consortium.

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (April, 2009) Child Abuse Reporting, Treatment and Evaluation – Presentation Arizona Training Consortium.

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (April, 2009) Marketing and Business Elements for Developing a Private Practice – Presentation Arizona Training Consortium.

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (May, 2008) Child Abuse Reporting, Treatment and Evaluation– Early Bird Lecture Series – Southwest Behavioral Health Services Training Institute.

Nellis, A. & Hawkins, K. (January, 2008) Marketing and Business Elements for Developing a Private Practice – Presentation Arizona Training Consortium.

Nellis, A. (April 2007) Private Practice – What You Need to Know – Presentation Arizona Training Consortium.

Nellis, A. & Baker, K. (April 2006) Child Abuse – Laws, Intervention, and Treatment – Catalina Behavioral Health Services – CEU Presentation.

Nellis, A. (March 2004) Raising Safe Children in Today’s Environment – Presentation and Workshop provided to Vineyard.

Nellis, A. & Baker, K. (August 2002) Treatment Interventions for Families at Risk – Presentation Family Builders Arizona.

Nellis, A. & Baker, K. (October 2000) How to Obtain Mental Health Services in Arizona – Training provided for Mercy Health Care Affiliates.

Nellis, A. & Baker, K. (September 1998) Adolescents at Risk – Treatment & Interventions – Presentation at Washington High School in Association with National Prevention.

Nellis, A. (March 1994) Prevention of Suicide Among Adolescents – Warning Signs and Interventions – National Depression Day –Devereux Arizona in Association with National Prevention.

Frances Dailey

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Juvenile Justice, Juveniles with Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors, Program Evaluations, Quantitative Research Methodologies, Human Sex Trafficking Survivors, Child Welfare (Systems of Care)
  • Contact Information
  • Phone: 317.809.3421
  • Email: fdailey@argosy.edu
Frances Dailey

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2015.
  • M.A., Counseling , Regent University, 2001.
  • B.A., Psychology, Indiana University, 1997.

Biography

Dr. Dailey serves as an Assistant Professor for Argosy University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts online program (since May 2015) where she teaches. She also has teaching experience as an adjunct professor with Grace College & Seminary and Regent University. The American Counseling Association identified her as an “Emerging Leader” within the Counseling field (Fall 2015). Dr. Dailey has 15+ years’ experience counseling families, couples, and individuals with a wide spectrum of mental health, substance use, relationship, and career challenges. She is a consultant and Research Director to a national mental health and juvenile justice consulting firm. She has worked with several home-based service organizations in the role of Family Therapist, Family Preservation Supervisor, and Home-based Counseling Services Contracts Program Manager. Her family preservation expertise allowed her to contribute to developing Bonding Assessments and Comprehensive Family Profiles (for Marion County Indiana Department of Child Services) and to serve as a National Family Preservation Network board member.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota, Sigma Phi Sigma Chapter
  • Indiana Counseling Association (ICA)

Selected Publications

Hoard, P., Underwood, L.A., Dailey, F.L., Williams, C., and Etienne, R. (2017). Preliminary results of social climate’s impact on treatment progress of juveniles with sexual behavior problems. Accepted in Journal of Behaviour.

Washington, A., Underwood, L.A., Yarhouse, M., Crump, Y., Dailey, F.L.L. (2017). The impact of treatment for juveniles with sexual behavioral problems in reducing anxiety, depression, and cognitive distortions. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health Resilience 19(2), 1-9.

Underwood, L. A. & Dailey, F. L. L. (2017). Counseling adolescents competently. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Ltd.

Underwood, L. A. & Dailey, F. L. L. (2016). Adolescents in conflict: Understanding the backstory. Raleigh, NC: Taylor Made Publication.

Dailey, F. L. L., Underwood, L. A., Crump, Y., Williams, C., Newmeyer, M., Washington, A., Washington, D., Poole, L. (2016). Treatment effectiveness of the Louisiana sexual behavior problem treatment program. International Journal of Psychology and Psychoanalysis 2(2), 1-8.

Dailey, F. L. L., Underwood, L. A., Crump, Y., Merino, C., Washington, A (2016). Reductions in referrals and recidivism of juveniles with sexual behavior problems in Louisiana’s secure care programs. Submitted to Jacob’s Journal of Forensic Sciences May 2016.

Karakosta, O., Underwood, L. A., Merino, C., Williams, C., Todd, S., Wood, S., Williams, E., Fairchild, B. Dailey, F. L. L., & Crump, Y. (2016). Reducing cognitive distortions in a sample of juveniles with sexual behavior problems. World Journal of Behavioral Science 2, 1-11.

Keyes, B. B., Underwood, L. A., Snyder, V., & Dailey, F. L. L. (2016). HEART trauma model research 2013-2014. Submitted to Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

Underwood, L.A., Dailey, F.L.L., Crump, Y. & Livers, M. (2016). Secure care and community programs for treating Louisiana’s juvenile sex offenders: A promising statewide model. Submitted to the Journal of Consultation and Behavioral Therapy.

Dailey, F. L.L., Underwood, L.A., Crump, Y., Williams, C., Newmeyer, M., Poole, L, (2016). Treatment impact of the Louisiana sex offender treatment program Using the JSOAP-II in secure-care and non-secure care settings. Submitted to the Journal of Correctional Health Care.

Underwood, L.A., Dailey, F.L., Merino, C., & Crump, Y. (2015). Results from a multimodal program evaluation of a four year statewide juvenile sex offender treatment program. Accepted to Journal of Prison Re-entry & Education.

Underwood, L.A., Warren, K.W., Talbott, L., Dailey, F.L. & Jackson, L. (2014). Mental Health Treatment in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Facilities: Practice and Policy Recommendations. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. 14(1), 55-85.

Underwood, L.A., Warren, K.M., Talbott, L., Dailey, F.L., & Jackson, L. (2013). Mental health treatment in juvenile justice secure care facilities: Practice and Policy Recommendations. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 14, 55-85.

Crump, Y. & Underwood, L. A., & Dailey, F. L. L. (2013). Louisiana's office of juvenile justice's comprehensive statewide approach to treating juvenile sex offenders. Corrections Today 75, 4, p. 60-64.

Underwood, L. A., Crump, Y., Dailey, F. L. L., & Livers, M. (2013). Secure care & community programs for treating Louisiana's juvenile sex offenders: A promising statewide model. Journal of Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Underwood, L. A. & Dailey, F. L. L. (2013). Urban violence & adolescents: Critical Issues & culturally specific assumptions. Christian Counseling Today.

Underwood, LA., Dailey, F. L. L., & Grande, T. (2013). Secure care and community programs for Louisiana's juvenile sex offenders: A promising statewide model: A program evaluation for practitioners: A Technical Report. A publication for Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ).

Underwood, L. A., Dailey, F. L. L., & Grande, T. (2013). Secure care and community programs for Louisiana's juvenile sex offenders: A promising statewide model: A program evaluation for practitioners. A publication for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs (OJJDP).

Recent Presentations

Snyder, V. & Dailey, F. L. L. (2013). The Sex Trafficking Epidemic: Education to Direct Services and Program Development. Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES) National Conference.

Dailey, F. L. L. (2013). HEART Trauma Model Research & Human Trafficking & Shelter Care. International Study of Stress, Trauma, and Dissociation (ISSTD), Nashville, Tennessee.

Dailey, F. L. L. & Snyder, V. (November, 2013) Research in Treatment of Complex Trauma in Human Trafficking. ISSTD Annual Conference: Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by the ISSTD.

Dailey, F. L. L. & Snyder, V. (October, 2013) Co-Presenter: Human Trafficking Research: Preliminary Findings & Promising Implications, International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Trauma (ISSDT).

Dailey, F. L. L. & Snyder, V. (February, 2013). Human Trafficking: Only the Strong Can Survive, Indiana Counseling Association.

Dailey, F. L. L. (December, 2013). Escalative Model of Sexual Development: A Christian Approach. Mount Calvary Church (Fort Wayne, IN).

Dailey, F. L. L. (May, 2012). Assessing the Needs of Human Traffic Survivors. Abolition International (Atlanta, GA).

Dailey, F. L. L. (2010). Starting Family Strengthening Programs in Your Region. Bethany Christian Services National Presentation.

Dailey, F. L. L. (2010). Building A Strong IFPS Program: IFPS in Indiana. National Webinar for National Family Preservation Network.

Adrienne Baggs

  • Assistant Professor
  • Areas of Focus: Holistic Counseling Approaches, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Multicultural Narratives on Healing, “Bottom-up” Approaches to Trauma Counseling
  • Contact Information
  • Office #2142
  • Phone: 602-301-6670
  • Email: abaggs@argosy.edu
Adrienne Baggs

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Florida, 2012.
  • Ed.S., Mental Health Counseling, University of Florida, 2008.
  • B.A., Psychology, Florida State University, 2004.

Biography

Dr. Baggs serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Training for Argosy University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Arts online program. She completed her PhD at the University of Florida in 2012 while specializing in multicultural health and issues in spirituality in counseling. She completed her dissertation research on the process of self-forgiveness among female ex-offenders. Currently, her research agenda includes a qualitative inquiry on the psychology of suffering. She has completed clinical experiences in an alternative education program for adolescent girls, a state prison, a substance abuse recovery center, college and university counseling centers, and a private practice. After working for Argosy University Denver as an Assistant Professor, she recently joined the faculty at Argosy University Online in January 2017.

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)

Publications

Thompson, I., Wolf, C. P., Mott, E., Baggs, A., Thompson, E.S., Callueng, C., & Puig, A. (in press). Luna yoga: A wellness program for female counselors and counselors-in-training to foster self-awareness and connection. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Baggs, A. (2017). Exploring multicultural perceptions of suffering in counseling. Manuscript in preparation.

Lenes, E., Baggs, A., & Puig, A. (2015). Connecting through a creative multicultural spirituality group experience. In M. Luke (Ed.), Group work experts share their favorite activities: A guide for choosing, planning, conducting, and processing group experiences. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists of Group Work.

Adams, C., Puig, A., Baggs, A., Wolf-Pence, C. (2015). Barriers to integrating religion and spirituality into counselor education: Implications for training, supervision, practice, and research. Counselor Education and Supervision, 54(1), 44-56.

Fukuyama, M.A., Puig, A., Baggs, A., & Pence-Wolf, C. (2014). Exploring the intersections of religion and spirituality with race-ethnicity & gender in counseling. In Miville, M.L. & Ferguson, A.D (Eds.). The Handbook of Race-Ethnicity and Gender in Psychology. New York: NY: Springer Publications.

Fukuyama, M.A., Puig, A., Pence-Wolf, C. & Baggs, A. (2014). Religion and spirituality. In F.T. L. Leong, L. Comas-Diaz, G. Nagayama Hall, V. McLoyd, J. Trimble (Eds.). The Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. Washington, DC: APA.

Baggs, A. (2012). We are the other: Understanding the process of self-forgiveness among female offenders (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (3569610). Puig, A., Baggs, A., Mixon, K., Park, Y.M., Kim, B.Y., & Lee, S.M. (2012). Relationship between burnout and personal wellness in counseling professionals. Journal of Employment Counseling, 49(3), 98-109.

Recent Presentations

Baggs, A. (2016, October). Supervision evaluation in counselor education and supervision. Invited presentation for the Argosy University Supervisor Continuing Education Series. Online Webinar.

Lenes, E., & Puig, A., Baggs, A. (March, 2016). Mindful forgiveness: Connecting diverse perspectives in a group experience. Paper session accepted to the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Stuart, A., Wright, B., Baggs, A. (March, 2016). Multicultural voices of suffering and healing: Experiential applications for counselors. Paper session accepted to the meeting of the American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Schossow, B. & Baggs, A. (2016, October). Getting down and dirty: Frank discussions in counselor education and supervision about sexual attraction and sexual boundary violations. Education session presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.

Baggs, A. (2015, October). The supervisory relationship. Invited presentation for the Argosy Supervisor Continuing Education Series. Online Webinar.

Baggs, A., & Schossow, B. (2015, October). Coercion to collaboration: Strength-based interventions for military couples experiencing domestic violence. Invited presentation for the Department of Defense as part of the Military Families Learning Network, Denver, CO.

Baggs, A. & Stuart-Chavez, A. (May, 2015). Restorative yoga and the treatment of trauma. Poster session presented at the Colorado Counseling Association. Denver, CO.

Baggs, A. (2015, April). Wellness strategies, burnout prevention, and mindfulness. Invited presentation for the Department of Defense as part of the Military Families Learning Network, Denver, CO.

Lenes, E., Puig, A., Baggs, A. (2015, March). Connecting through a creative multicultural spirituality group experience. Paper session (90 minute) presented at the American Counseling Association. Orlando, FL.

Adams, C. Puig, A., Baggs, A., Pence Wolf, C. (2014, October). Integrating religion and spirituality into clinical training: Barriers and strategies. Poster session presented at the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME.

Puig, A. Baggs, A., & Mixon, K. (2012, March). Beyond Words: Integrating creativity and mindfulness into group work. Sponsored session presented at American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Francisco: CA.

Puig, A. Lee, S.M., Baggs, A., Park, Y.M., & Mixon, K. (2011, October). Relationship between job burnout and personal wellness in counseling professionals: Implications for supervision, training and practice. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Nashville, TN.

Puig, A., Baggs, A., & Park, Y.M. (2011, July). Relationship between socio-demographic factors and burnout symptoms. Lee, S.M., Convener Symposium. Istanbul, Turkey: European Congress of Psychology.

Adams, C., Puig, A., Baggs, A., & Wolf, C.P. (2011, March 26). Barriers to integrating religion and spirituality into counselor education: Implications for counselor practice, training, and supervision. Paper session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Baggs, A., Wolf, C.P., & Puig, A. (2011, March 25). Integrating spiritual competencies into multicultural counseling: A mixed methods course evaluation study. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Reese, R., Baggs, A., Young, J., & Swango, C. (2010, March). First and second year counselor trainees’ perceptions of leadership characteristics: A praxis of social advocacy. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Baggs, A., Wolf, C.P., Puig, A., & Fukuyama, M. (2010, March 21). Integrating spiritual and multicultural competencies into counseling: A course evaluation study. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wolf, C.P., Mott, E., Thompson, I., Baggs, A., & Puig, A. (2010, March 20). Using yoga to improve wellness: Exploring the effects of a four-week luna yoga program on female counselors and counselors-in-training. Poster session presented at the American Counseling Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.