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Tom Ellis, PsyD, ABPP

Tom Ellis, PsyD, ABPP
Senior Staff Psychologist
His research and publications focus on suicide.
Dr. Ellis is a senior staff psychologist at Menninger and a professor of psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
His research and publications focus on suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals, classification issues and the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions. Dr. Ellis is the author of Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research and Practice and the co-author of Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines and Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate from Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Ellis is the principal investigator for Menninger’s suicide prevention project.