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Ouachita Baptist University has announced its appointment of Christa Neal as both Title IX Coordinator for the university and program advisor for the Community and Family Services academic program, effective June 2021. Neal is the founding executive director of the Percy & Donna Malone Child Safety Center in Arkadelphia, Ark., a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed family and marriage therapist (LMFT) in the state of Arkansas.

Neal has more than 10 years of experience in mental health and human services, from providing therapy and working with law enforcement to developing policies in the nonprofit sector and championing community education. In addition to her licenses, Neal has expertise in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), parent-child interaction therapy, clinical mental health, criminal justice systems and child forensic interviewing, as well as social and human services.



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