MELISSA (MISSY) BRADLEY-BALL, MS, NCC, BCETS, FAAETS, is a nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, domestic mediator and author with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist providing individual, group, and family therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her extensive EMDR training (Level I, II, and specialized protocols) helped her become a trailblazer in the field of sexual trauma through a resilience and Post-traumatic Growth model and she often trains personnel at medical/mental health agencies, universities, school systems, and Veteran’s Administration facilities. She has recently served on a five-person subject matters expert panel for the Pentagon’s programs on sexual harassment, assault and resilience. A former Child Sexual Abuse Investigator and expert court witness, Mrs. Bradley-Ball has also delivered seminars to more than 200,000 medical, behavioral health, law enforcement, educators, clergy, and military professionals, as well as the general public, in all 50 states, Canada, and Central America. She was a primary speaker for the first National Conference on Post-Traumatic Growth in 2011.
Her frequent keynote addresses at regional and national conferences—as well as television and radio news broadcasts—have won her the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and numerous other accolades. She just completed a PBS special about the heroic journey of children healing from divorce. More about Bradley-Ball can be found on her website www.theheroicjourney.org
Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists