Latasha Quailes Ellis

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Latasha Ellis, PhD, LCSW, LISW-CP is a psychotherapist with over 22 years of clinical social worker experience and 10 years of teaching experience. Dr. Ellis’ passion for the field of clinical social work is expressed through her roles as Faculty and Field Instructor. As a Field Instructor, she has trained students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, University of North Dakota, Old Dominion University, University of Texas-Arlington, and Norfolk State University.

As a psychotherapist, Dr. Ellis diverse clinical experience stretches over a multitude of settings, including the state of MD Department of Corrections, the VA School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-disabled, community mental health clinics, and inpatient and outpatient medical facilities.
Though currently in private practice, Dr. Ellis works closely with area health care systems for the provision of psycho-social services that bridge the gap between physical and mental health disorders. She holds a certificate of Clinical Supervision from the National Association of Social Workers, North Carolina Chapter.

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Ellis has provided seminars for medical/healthcare professionals throughout the country on “Managing Challenging Patient and Family Behaviors” and “Challenging Geriatric Behaviors.” She also serves as a Program Reviewer for a continuing education company, ensuring that all programs are compliant with the standard outlined in the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Dr. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from Morgan State University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Her MSW degree holds a concentration in Clinical Social Work with a primary specialization in Mental Health and a secondary specialization in Management and Community Organization. Latasha earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Institute for Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, Illinois.


PhD, Institute for Clinical Social Work

MSW, University of Maryland at Baltimore-School of Social Work