College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Degree ProgramPh.D. Psychology
Dr. Arcella is a Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, and Master Teacher. She is an expert in Learning, Behavior Modification, Research, and Training. Dr. Arcella received her B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College. She received her M.S. degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in School Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi. During her tenure at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dr. Arcella specialized in parent training and marriage and family therapy. Additionally, Dr. Arcella has worked as an assistant professor and contributing faculty member at several colleges and universities. Dr. Arcella has provided training and presentations for local and national conferences.
With 20+ years of experience, Dr. Arcella has worked with clients in mental health facilities (inpatient and outpatient clinics, university counseling center, community health organizations), businesses, schools, and private practice. In her clinical practice, Dr. Arcella uses cognitive behavioral treatments to promote wellness in individuals, couples, and women. Dr. Arcella also has experience in career and lifestyle development with millennials. As a consultant, she assists organizations and individuals with issues pertaining to diversity, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and labor, behavior modification, and strategic planning. Dr. Arcella has served as a consultant for organizations such as the CDC, Spelman College, and DeKalb County Schools. Through the use of evidenced based treatment, data collection, assessment, and uniquely crafted experiential learning and behavioral activities, Dr. Arcella successfully enhances outcomes for individuals, groups, and businesses.
PSYR 8340 - Cognitive Assessment
BA, Spelman College
MS, Georgia State University
PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
Awards / Honors
Academic and Leadership Award, University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
Convention Travel Scholarship, APA, 1998
Dissertation Fellowship, Southern Regional Education Board, 1999
Research Award, University of Southern Mississippi, 1997
Trimble, A. J., Jackman, C. F., Scattone, D. (1999). Networking: Getting the most out of conferences