(Stacey Willis-Center, PhD)
Stacey Maples, PhD
(recently Dr. Center married and is transitioning to Dr. Maples)
Stacey Willis-Center, Ph.D. graduated summa cum laude with honors and distinction in psychology from Southwest Missouri State University in 1992. She was awarded the Outstanding Psychology Student at SMSU in 1992.
Dr. Center was a doctoral student atthe University of Arkansas from 1992 until 1999. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 1996 and her doctorate in 1999. Her doctoral dissertation was Victimization: Trauma Symptoms and the Role of the Criminal Justice System.
From 1997 to 1998, Dr. Center was an intern at Tulane Medical School where she practiced under the supervision of faculty in various medical settings including Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, and DePaul Tulane Hospital. During this period, Dr. Center worked as a member of various multidisciplinary treatment teams including physicians and allied health service providers. She also provided crisis intervention and after-hours emergency psychiatric admissions.
Following internship, Dr. Center remained to work closely with the staff at Tulane as a psychology fellow. She received extensive training in substance abuse treatment, psychological assessment, neuropsychological screenings, and working with chronically ill/hospitalized patients.
Dr. Center was affiliated with Senior Connections of Dallas and trained with P. Andrew Clifford, Ph.D., a leading expert in the field of geropsychology. After serving as a volunteer in 2006 with the United Nations in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Dr. Center returned to her hometown to found MindBody Wellness, LLC.
Recently, Dr. Center has co-authored the Mind Body Wellness Handbook of GeriatricPsychological Assessment and Treatment, Second Edition
Professional Memberships and Activities
American Psychological Association
Missouri Psychological Association
Psychologists in Long-Term Care
Recognized by the National Register of Health Service Providers