Featuring Early Career Psychologists! – Making Waves in Arkansas

Early Career Psychologists Making Waves!

Nick Rios, PsyDNicholas J. Rios earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. He completed an APA Accredited Internship at South Arkansas Regional Health Center and did his postdoctoral fellowship at Behavior Management Systems, where he is currently in group practice. Dr. Rios specializes in adolescent substance use and criminal conduct, child maltreatment and trauma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Immigrations issues, and acculturative stress. In his free time, Dr. Rios enjoys spending time with family, playing lacrosse for the Little Rock Stags, and watching Florida State football.
Contact Information – Behavior Management Systems, Inc., (501) 771-4442, www.arbms.org

 

Name – Liv E. Miller
Degree and Year Earned – Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology Specialization (2008)
Graduate School – Georgia School of Professional Psychology
Internship: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Fellowship: West Virginia School of Medicine (2008-2010)
Place of Employment – Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System/Private Practice – Andrews Neuropsychology Consulting, PLLC
Clinical Specialties and Interests – Neuropsychology of cardiovascular disease and other medical illnesses, dementias, traumatic brain injury, pre and post-surgical evaluations
Hobbies/Interests – Spending time with family; avid reader; traveling.
Contact Information – Andrews Neuropsychology Consulting (501-823-0552)

 

Name – Khiela J. Holmes
Degree and Year Earned – Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2007)
Graduate School – University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
Internship: APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Hawthorn Center, Affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences (2006 – 2007)
Fellowship: APA-accredited Professional Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program at the University of Michigan Medical School – Department of Psychiatry, (2007 – 2009)
Place of Employment – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Specialties and Interests – Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Research Interests – My primary research interests include investigating the role of religiosity, ethnic identity, and parenting behaviors in childhood aggression.  I am also interested in the extent to which trauma experienced by a parent and/or child serves as a risk factor in the emergence of externalizing behaviors in children.
Hobbies/Interests – I am actively involved with my faith community and enjoy liturgical dance.
Contact Information – UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute (501-526-8150)

 

Name – Jason C. LaGory
Degree and Year Earned – Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2009)
Graduate School – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Internship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Fellowship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Place of Employment – Arkansas Families First, LLC
Clinical Specialties and Interests – Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability Disorder/Mental Retardation, Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Contact Information – Arkansas Families First, LLC 501-812-4268
Hobbies/Interests – I enjoy spending time with wife and two children, exercising, and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

 

Name – Glenn R. Mesman

Degree and Year Earned – Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2010)

Graduate School – Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Internship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Fellowship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Pediatrics
Place of Employment – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Specialties and Interests – Psychological evaluations, individual and family therapy with children, parent management training
Research Interests – I have research interests in several different areas, including learning disabilities, pediatric health-related conditions, and early childhood emotional and behavioral problems.
Contact Information: UAMS Child Study Center   501-364-5150
Hobbies/Interests – I enjoy watching Razorback sports team, reading, watching TV and movies, and eating good Southern cooking.

 

Name – Benjamin A. Sigel
Degree and Year Earned – Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2010)
Graduate School – Oklahoma State University
Internship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Post-Doctoral Fellowship – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Place of Employment – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Specialties and Interests – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Children with Sexual Behavior Problems, Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Research Interests – My research focuses on dissemination of evidence-based practices for assessment and treatment of childhood psychological disorders. I am particularly interested in the identification and treatment of children with sexual behavior problems and children with a history of maltreatment. I am also interested in research related to improving the foster care system as a whole and improving the individual lives of the children and families in this system.
Contact Information: UAMS Walker Family Clinic   501-526-8200
Hobbies/Interests – I am die hard Boston Red Sox fan.

 

 

Adam Benton, PhDName – Adam H. Benton

Degree and Year Earned – Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (2009)

Graduate School – Univ. of Central Arkansas & Univ. of Oklahoma

Internship – Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program
Fellowship – UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute – Child/Adolescent Psychology
Place of Employment – Arkansas Families First, LLC
Clinical Specialties and Interests – ADHD, Child Maltreatment & Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorders & Behavior Disorders.
Contact Information – Arkansas Families First, LLC 501-812-4268
Hobbies/Interests – Spending time with family. I love to read, backpack, kayak and enjoy nature.