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Frances Ellmo

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Program

Phone
901.678.2841
Fax
901.678.5114
Office
Ball Hall
Office Hours
TBA
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About Dr. Ellmo

Dr. Frances Ellmo is currently an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Addiction Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research. Previously, she earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Memphis. Dr. Ellmo has a variety of clinical experiences including providing outpatient treatment to drug court clients, assessing domestic violence offenders, working with incarcerated adults and with adolescents mandated to residential treatment. Her primary research interests include trauma-informed therapeutic interventions for addiction and justice-involved client populations, as well as training and preparation of counseling students in these areas. She also has special interest in animal assisted therapy and other creative therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Ellmo has presented at many national conferences and published research in journals such as the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, and the Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody, & Child Development. She is co-author of the book chapter “Counseling People with Addictive Behaviors in Forensic Settings” (in Forensic Mental Health Counseling: When Mental Illness and the Law Intersect). Additionally, she is an active member of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counseling, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the American Counseling Association, and the counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Memphis
  • Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Memphis

Admitted

State Bar of Texas, DC Bar.

Experience

Professional

Assistant Professor of Law, 2010-Present; Healthcare/FDA Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, 2007-2009; Law Clerk, The Honorable Paulette Delk, Federal Bankruptcy Judge, Memphis, TN, 2006-2007; Law Clerk, The Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr., Federal District Court Judge, Memphis, TN, 2005-2006; Employee Benefits Associate, Baker Botts LLP, Houston, TX, 2003-2005

Administrative

Summer Associate, Allen & Overy, London, England, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, TX, Summer 2002; Summer Associate, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Houston, TX, Summer 2001; Student Clerk, Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, New Orleans, LA, 1997-2000; Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Dr. Kim Ernst, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1999.

Honors and Awards

Tennessee Art Education Association Special Needs Art Educator of the Year, 2013
Nominated for the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. 2013
Honorable Mention in TAEA Juried Exhibition, Belmont University, Nashville TN, 2012

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

Teaching interests: Health Law, Torts, ERISA, Food & Drug Law

Publications

State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)
Representative Publications: State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)
Journals: State Mandated Disability Insurance as Salve to the Consumer Bankruptcy Imbroglio, 2011 BYU L. Rev 1327 (2011) Regulating Health and Wealth (Forthcoming) Cardozo Law Review (2013)

Regional Lectures

Heise, D. (2005). Differentiation of Instruction in the ArtRoom. Invited lecture at the Shelby Co Schools Art Teacher Inservice, Southwest Community College, Memphis, TN, 2005.

Invitational and/or Juried Exhibitions

Heise, D. (2014). Premonition II. National Art Education Association Women's Caucus Art Exhibition.

Public Service

Co-presenter at “Si Se Puede” Latino Youth Leadership Conference, UGA, GA – 2006
Organized art auction for the Tennille Family that raised over $4,000.00 – 2006
Co-curated photographic exhibition with Travis Linville at the Old Capitol

Campus Organizations

GC&SU
Soar Mentor 2005 – present
Search Committee for a Director Of Institutional Equity 2005

Grants

Submitted Fostering Resilience Through Art and Literacy for Families Who are Homeless. A $9,000 grand co-authored with Dr. Laurie MacGilivray to the Peyton Foundation, 2012

Resources

Advising

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Graduate Students

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Support

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Service

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